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Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle

with Herbs, Onions and Mountain Cheese
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Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle - German-style cheesy noodles

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Health Score:
Health Score
9,4 / 10
40 min.
ready in 1 hr 30 min.
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Nutritional values

Prepared from rye flour, the Spätzle are really filling thanks to their high fibre content. They also provide plenty of iron, zinc and folic acid. The cheese scores with a lot of calcium and, together with the digestive onions, provides a lot of spice.

You don't feel like standing at the stove long after work? Then simply prepare the dough the day before - cooked and gratinated, the cheese noodles will be ready very quickly. Alternative for those in a hurry: buy wholemeal noodles in the health food store!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie653 kcal(31 %)
Protein30 g(31 %)
Fat34 g(29 %)
Carbohydrates54 g(36 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage13.5 g(45 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D2 μg(10 %)
Vitamin E7 mg(58 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.6 mg(55 %)
Niacin8.2 mg(68 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate120 μg(40 %)
Pantothenic acid2.8 mg(47 %)
Biotin28.9 μg(64 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2.4 μg(80 %)
Vitamin C10 mg(11 %)
Potassium795 mg(20 %)
Calcium579 mg(58 %)
Magnesium148 mg(49 %)
Iron6.1 mg(41 %)
Iodine32 μg(16 %)
Zinc6.1 mg(76 %)
Saturated fatty acids12.5 g
Uric acid82 mg
Cholesterol280 mg
Development of this recipe:


5 ounces
fine Rye flour (preferably whole-grain)
¾ cup
Onions (each 50 grams)
1 tablespoon
1 heaping tablespoon
Butter (20 grams)
1 heaping tablespoon
3 sprigs
2 sprigs
3 ounces
Mountain cheese (30% fat. Tr.)

Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Box grater, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Spaetzle maker

Preparation steps

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 1

Blend rye flour, eggs and milk in a bowl until smooth. Add salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg to taste.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 2

Use a wooden spoon to beat ingredients into a smooth mixture. Continue to beat for 2-3 minutes, until the dough begins to bubble, and then allow to proof for 45-60 minutes.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 3

Meanwhile, peel the onions and chop finely.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 4

Heat oil and butter in a skillet, fry the onions until golden brown while stirring. Set onions aside.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 5

Chop hazelnuts coarsely and toast in a dry skillet.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 6

Rinse and dry the parsley and sage, shake dry and chop the leaves coarsely.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 7

Grate the cheese.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 8

Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Beat the dough again. Using a spaetzle press or potato ricer, batch-press noodles into boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 9

Remove the cooked noodles with a slotted spoon, rinse immediately with cold water and drain well in a sieve. Repeat the process until all the batter is gone.

Smarter Baked Cheese Spaetzle preparation step 10

Mix together the noodles, onions, nuts and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and add half of the cheese. Fold cheese into noodles. Place the entire mixture in a baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (convection oven 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) for 15 minutes.