Cheesy One Pot “Spätzle” Pasta with Onions

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In several of my last recipe posts I’ve shown you a lot of different on pot or one pan recipes, for example a One Pot Pasta with Prawns or a One Pot Djuvec Rice Pan with Paprika and Peas.

Today I’ll show you a one pot version of a Swabian classic dish, namely, we cook cheese spaetzle in a one pot version, extra creamy & extra cheesy. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉

Cooked/Baked today: Cheesy One Pot “Spätzle” Pasta with Onions
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Veggie Recipes, One Pot Pasta Recipes, Pasta & Noodle Recipes, Swabian Cuisine
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Cheesy One Pot

Cheesy One Pot “Spätzle” Pasta with Onions

Cheesy One Pot

Cheesy One Pot “Spätzle” Pasta with Onions

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 500 grams Swabian “Spätzle” noodles (for cooking)
  • 1 liter water
  • 200 milliliters cream
  • 200 grams of grated cheese (e.g. mountain cheese, Emmentaler or Gouda)
  • 2 – 3 onions
  • 25 grams freid onions
  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter & oil for frying
  • Fresh chives for garnish

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large pan or pot with lid


Peel off onions and roughly chop. Cut the chives into fine rolls & set aside until serving. Heat up a large pan or saucepan with a generous piece of butter & a dash of oil & brown the onions in it for 4 – 5 minutes, turning them occasionally.



Next, add the spaetzle noodles, 1 liter of water, 200 milliliters of cream, 25 grams fried onions & 2 teaspoons of salt to the pan, then bring everything to a boil & simmer very slowly over low heat with the lid closed for 12 – 15 minutes.

Stir the spaetzle pan from time to time so that nothing can burn on the bottom of the pot & continue simmering until the noodles are cooked & have absorbed the liquid almost completely.

Cooking Cheesy One Pot

Cooking Cheesy One Pot “Spätzle” Pasta with Onions

Finally, season everything with salt & pepper to taste, remove the pan from the stove, add 200 grams of grated cheese & allow the cheese to melt in the pan until it pulls strings by forking in & then dish up the cheesy spaetzle pan garnished with fresh chives. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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