Stuttgarter Spaetzle

Stuttgarter Spaetzle
Our colorful Stuttgarter Spätzle is pleasing to the eye and the tastebuds and is sure to warm even the most dampened spirits! German comfort food: spaetzle made with ham, red onions, Emmenthaler cheese and wilted mache salad greens.
Course Entree
Cuisine Baden Wuerttemberg
Region Baden Wuerttemberg


  • 2-1/4 cups chopped German Black Forest Ham
  • 3/4 cup sliced red onions
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated German Emmentaler cheese
  • 3/4 cup blanched fresh or frozen peas
  • 3 oz Mache salad greens washed and dried
  • 8 oz German spaetzle pasta cooked according to package instructions and drained
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • grated German Emmenthal Cheese to garnish


  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat, add Black Forest ham and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Add onions and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes until softened, stir in the garlic and continue cooking for one more minute.
  • Pour in the cream, stir in the grated cheese and cook until slightly reduced about 1 minute.
  • Add peas, Mache and Spaetzle pasta and heat through until Mache greens are just wilted.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with freshly grated Emmentaler cheese, if desired.