School is back for almost all of us now, and weeknights are a rush of homework and practices. This is one of my favorite go-to side dishes because it is quick and easy to make, and the whole family eats it without complaint. And, I bet you have all the ingredients to make it in your house right this second!
Spaetzle (pronounced SCHPET-zleh) is sort of a cross between egg noodles and dumplings. It is a common German side dish, and you can dress it up or down just like you would egg noodles. I generally serve spaetzle boiled, but some recipes call for a light pan frying after boiling – occasionally in bacon fat!
Watch the video below to see how quick and easy it is to make homemade, fresh spaetzle. If you haven’t already subscribed to my YouTube channel, what are you waiting for? I try to put up a new creative video weekly.
While you can make spaetzle without a spaetzle maker, it is way quicker and less messy to use one. If you think you may make spaetzle more than once in your life, buy a maker. This is the one I use, but you can probably something similar at a home or department store for less than $15. This is an affiliate link so if you choose to buy after clicking the link, I will receive a small commission.