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German Spaetzle with Caramelized Onions and Herbs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes



1 lb spaetzle noodles
1 cup caramelized onions
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp chopped chives
2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs, toasted in 1/2 Tbsp butter
Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Bring a large pot of water to boil with a pinch of salt. When boiling add the spaetzle noodles and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until soft. Drain the spaetzle and set aside.

2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter and cook until light golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add the cooked spaetzle and toss in the browned butter. Cook until heated through. Fold in the caramalized onions and herbs, add salt and pepper to taste. 

3. Serve hot with a sprinkling of toast breadcrumbs.

**If you want to make this dish even more decadent, add 3/4 cups German Emmental or Jarlsberg and 1/4 cup heavy cream after you add the cooked spaetzle to the butter. Stir to combine, and let melt. Continue recipe as above to finish.