How to make the perfect Swabian Käse Spätzle / Cheese Spätzle?

Detective Pux here, and I'm here to crack the case of the perfect Swabian Käse Spätzle, also known as Cheese Spätzle. As you might already know, Spätzle is a traditional German pasta dish, and the Cheese version is a classic comfort food that's perfect for cold winter nights or anytime you crave something hearty and cheesy.

But before we get into the recipe, let me first give you a bit of background information. Käse Spätzle is a variation of the traditional Spätzle, where cheese is added to the dough, giving it a rich and creamy texture.

Here's the recipe for the perfect Käse Spätzle:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese (Emmental, Gruyere or other Swiss cheese)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and grated cheese.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add the milk. Mix well.
  3. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, while stirring continuously. The dough should be sticky and elastic.
  4. Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.
  5. In a large pot of boiling water, press the dough through a Spätzle press or a colander with large holes directly into the boiling water.
  6. Cook the Spätzle for about 3-4 minutes or until they float to the surface.
  7. Remove the Spätzle with a slotted spoon and toss them in butter or oil to prevent them from sticking together.
  8. Serve hot with your favorite toppings, such as more cheese, bacon, or sautéed onions.

And there you have it, the perfect Swabian Käse Spätzle that will make your taste buds sing. The cheese adds a rich, creamy and nutty flavor that pairs well with the pasta. It's a perfect comfort food, and an ideal side dish for any occasion.

As always, don't be afraid to experiment with the recipe and make it your own. Add some herbs, spices, or even different types of cheese to make it your own. And remember, when it comes to food, always trust your taste buds and not your eyes.

And that's a wrap folks, I gotta go crack another case. Happy cooking!