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Mustard Thyme Spaetzle

Mustard Thyme Spaetzle is the perfect way to “jazz” up spaetzle. Sauté them and serve with gravy or just serve them alone. Easy step by step instructions.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Other sides, Pasta
Cuisine German
Servings 6 servings
Calories 293 kcal


  • Spaetzle Maker


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt to taste
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 cup water or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add a nice pinch of salt and about 1 teaspoon oil.
  • Prepare the dough by mixing the flour, eggs, Dijon, thyme, a nice pinch of salt, and a grate of nutmeg (or pinch) in a large bowl. While stirring add the water a little at a time until the dough is smooth but not too stiff. Continue to beat the dough until it "rises". (You will see it coming away from the sides of the bowl and becoming fluffy.)
  • There are a couple of ways to cook this, with a spaetzle grater or by pushing the dough through the holes of a large-holed colander. Whichever method you use, grate the dough, in batches, directly into the boiling water, after about 3 minutes, the dumplings will rise to the top, skim them off with a slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining dough. (Prepare in advance to this point, pour a little oil on the top, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve).
  • When ready to serve: Heat the oil and butter together in a large skillet, add the spaetzle (you can run them under hot water if they seem really stuck together, drain well); over medium-high heat cook until they start to brown and are hot, add a little salt and pepper, then add the parsley and turn off the heat.


Serving: 1gCalories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 193mgFiber: 2g
Keyword German dumplings, little German dumplings, spaetzle
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