Herbed Spaetzle

Herbed Spaetzle
Packaged German spaetzle get a flavor boost from a brown butter and herb sauce in this versatile side dish.
Course Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 2 boxes German spätzle
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • sea salt
  • whole white peppercorns freshly ground


  • Prepare Spätzle according to directions on the package, boiling for the recommended time. Place in large serving bowl.
  • While Spätzle are still hot, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; continue to cook butter until nut-colored brown. Pour browned butter over the Spätzle; toss with chives, parsley, nutmeg, and sea salt and white pepper to taste.


Spätzle can also be pan-fried (once boiled and drained) in the browned butter.