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Hungarian Spaetzle (Dumplings) Recipe

Traditionally to make spaetzle, you place the dough on a wooden board and hold it over the boiling water as you cut strips off. It is a very messy job. It’s well worth the effort, but next time I am going to use a spaetzle maker.

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: About 2 minutes | Serves: 6

Hungarian Sparetzle Recipe


  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. I used my hands to thoroughly mix everything together and form a dough ball.
  2. Bring a large pot of water with 1 tablespoon of salt to boil.
  3. Separate the dough into 8 portions and roll out about the thickness of pinky finger. Place the dough on a wooden board and cut off about 1/2 inch pieces.
  4. Add the dough to the boiling water in small batches. When the spaetzle floats to the top you are done. Use a slotted spoon to skim them off the top of the water and drain. Place them in a bowl with a little melted butter to keep them from sticking.
Spaetzle Dough

Spaetzle Dough

Spaetzle is done

The Spaetzle is Done

Our Recommendations:

Norpro Spaetzle Maker.
Norpro Spaetzle Maker

There are also ready made spaetzle noodles and mixes that you can buy from Amazon.

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