Austrian Käsespätzle, or Cheese Spaetzle

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Cheese Spätzle

While on vacation in Sankt Gilgen, Austria I had this typical Austrian dish called “Käsespatzen”. It consists of Spaetzle noodles and grated hard cheese that is alternately stacked and garnished with fried onions, then baked in a hot oven

In Swabia, the Käsespätzle are traditionally prepared with mountain cheese and/or Emmentaler cheese. In Vorarlberg there is a  different type of preparation; you can find Montafon Käsespätzle with Montafoner sour cheese, and Bregenzerwald Cheese Spaetzle or Käsespätzle with mountain cheese and Räßkäse

Basic Spaetzle recipe in pictures (scroll to full Recipe and video on the bottom)
  • spaetzle ingredients
  • bowl with milk
  • eggs in bowl with milk
  • nutmeg, salt, pepper, flour in bowl
  • dough batter
  • Spaetzle in boiling water
  • Spaetzle
  • Spaetzle with pork steaks and mushrooms
A Spätzle maker can be found on Amazon below:

FYI: With a Spätzle press you can also make Spaghetti ice cream

This dish was served to me in Sankt Gilgen, Austria. Käsespätzle are stacked in a pan, then placed into the oven

To serve the authentic Käsespätzle in an oven safe pan that can be bought here on Amazon:

Side dishes with Cheese Spätzle is usually Boston lettuce mixture. Applesauce is also common with Käsespätzle in the Vorarlberg Oberland and in Liechtenstein. Leftovers of the Spätzle can be fried with butter in a pan.

Also try another variation like Spinach Spätzle

The recipe requires an oven safe (400F) frying pan. Here are some of my picks:

Also known for Kaesepaetzle, Kasspaetzle, Kasespatzle, Käsespätzle