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2-Ingredient Keto Spaetzle (Low-Carb & Easy!)

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We all love a good German spaetzle recipe. But if you’re on the keto diet or are just carb-conscious, this Easy Keto Spaetzle Recipe is a great alternative. This Keto Spaetzle is simple, hearty, delicious, and one of the best comfort foods you can make. I promise this will be one of your favorite keto dishes to make and eat.

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What is Spaetzle?

Spaetzle is a German noodle made from egg, flour, milk, or water that is then cooked and served with a variety of different sauces or gravies. It is a hearty and delicious dish that is enjoyed in Germany, and around the world.

Spaetzle can be served as an appetizer, entrée, or a side dish to a variety of other entrées.

What Does Spaetzle Taste Like?

Spaetzle has a similar taste to a traditional egg noodle when cooked but is richer and denser.

Is Spaetzle Keto Friendly?

Traditional Spaetzle is not Keto-friendly since is made from regular wheat-based flour and the Keto diet is low to no carbs.

You can however make keto spaetzle, like this easy 2-ingredient keto spaetzle recipe!

Can I Make Spaetzle the Day Before?

Yes. You can make spaetzle the day before and store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

Traditional spaetzle can be stored in the fridge for at least a couple of days. You can simply melt some butter in a pan and sauté them until warm.

This keto spaetzle recipe actually calls for you to make the dough the day before, so plan ahead before making it.

Easy Keto Spaetzle Recipe

This Keto Spaetzle is simple, hearty, delicious, and one of the best comfort foods you can make. Keep in mind that as this is a keto spaetzle recipe, it will not taste exactly like the traditional spaetzle. But I promise, it will be just as delicious as the traditional spaetzle you know and love.

Ingredients to Make Keto Spaetzle

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature

How to Make Keto Spaetzle

  1. In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, microwave the mozzarella cheese for 60-90 seconds until completely melted. Let cool for 1 minute, then mix in the egg. This is your keto spaetzle “dough.”
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet (my preference).
  3. Place the keto spaetzle dough in a colander. Push about 1/3 of the dough through your colander and directly into prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Make sure the spaetzle are in a single layer so they don’t stick together. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. When ready to cook, boil a pot of water then add in the cold spaetzle dough. Cook for about 20-30 seconds. You don’t want to boil it for too long or the spaetzle will lose its form as the cheese melts.
  5. Drain the keto spaetzle and run it under cold water to cool. You can use your fingers to gently separate the pieces and let cool. If the spaetzle looks a bit too soft at this point, don’t worry! As the keto spaetzle cools, it will firm up and have a more pasta-like texture. ENJOY!

What Do You Eat with Spaetzle?

You can serve a variety of different foods with spaetzle but if you want to go traditional German cuisine you should try pairing it with Schnitzel, German Potato Salad, or cucumber salad.

Can You Buy Spaetzle?

You can buy pre-made spaetzle at some grocery stores, but you are going to pay extra for the convenience as they are not cheap.

Not only is the store-bought spaetzle more expensive, but it also isn’t as good as fresh either. Plus, you might find it more difficult to find good pre-made keto spaetzle.

Is Spaetzle the Same as Gnocchi?

No, Spaetzle and Gnocchi are not the same thing. Spaetzle is traditionally made from flour, egg, and milk, or water that is mixed until it forms a dough. Gnocchi is made from potatoes and flour. This makes them different but prepared in a similar way.

This non-traditional keto spaetzle recipe uses just 2 ingredients: mozzarella cheese and egg yolk!

Can you make German spaetzle keto?

Yes! You can certainly make German spaetzle at home. However, this recipe shows you how to make keto spaetzle, so it won’t taste exactly like German spaetzle. But as an alternative, we love it!

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plate of keto spaetzle noodles

2-Ingredient Keto Spaetzle (Low-Carb & Easy)

DWELL by Michelle
This Keto Spaetzle is simple, hearty, delicious, and one of the best comfort foods you can make. Keep in mind that as this is a keto spaetzle recipe, it will not taste exactly like the traditional spaetzle. But I promise, it will be just as delicious as the traditional spaetzle you know and love!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine European, German
Servings 1 serving
Calories 356 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1 large egg yolk

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, microwave the mozzarella cheese for 60-90 seconds until completely melted. Let cool for 1 minute, then mix in the egg. This is your keto spaetzle "dough."
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet (my preference).
  • Place the keto spaetzle dough in a colander. Push about 1/3 of the dough through your colander and directly into prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Make sure the spaetzle are in a single layer so they don't stick together. Refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to cook, boil a pot of water then add in the cold spaetzle dough. Cook for about 20-30 seconds. You don't want to boil it for too long or the spaetzle will lose its form as the cheese melts.
  • Drain the keto spaetzle and run it under cold water to cool. You can use your fingers to gently separate the pieces and let cool. If the spaetzle looks a bit too soft at this point, don't worry! As the keto spaetzle cools, it will firm up and have a more pasta-like texture. ENJOY!
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Is Spaetzle a Noodle or A Dumpling?

Spaetzle or Spätzle is a German noodle made from a simple batter-like dough consisting of egg, flour, and milk or water.

Spaetzle has a soft and chewy texture like that of a dumpling. Spaetzle noodles are short and usually irregular-shaped, but very tasty nonetheless!.

How Do You Keep Spaetzle from Sticking?

The best way to keep Spaetzle from sticking is by adding a tablespoon or two of butter to the bowl of Spaetzle while you are cooking the rest that the recipe makes. You can also use this method if you are wanting to store the Spaetzle for a few days in the fridge.

How Do You Store Cooked Spaetzle?

You can store cooked Spaetzle in a container with a lid in the refrigerator for 3-4 days until you are ready to eat. You can warm it easily by melting some butter in a pan and sauteing your Spaetzle until warm.

What Consistency Should Spaetzle Be?

Spaetzle dough or batter should be sticky and slightly thick so it will hold together when cooked. If it is loose, then you should add more flour and if it is still too floury, then you should add more egg to help bind it together.

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  1. I am thrilled to find your recipe. I am going to try it this week. Thank you so very much for your hard work and all of the tips and tricks you provided as well. I am eating very low carb for health reasons and I miss spaetzle so much. I can’t believe you did this! Thanks again! 😊