Original recipe for Käsespätzle

How to make Käsespätzle yourself

Käsespätzle, Kasnockn, Käsknöpfle, Kasspatzln,... This dish has many names - but there is one thing everyone agrees on: Käsespätzle are a real treat and a must during a holiday in Austria. We show you how you can easily prepare Käsespätzle yourself.


Ingredients for 4 people

  • 400 g coarse flour
  • 300 g cheese (strong)
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 ml milk
  • 2 onions
  • 4 tbsps flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chives and parsley for the garnish
  • Butter, oil



1. Mix the flour, eggs, milk, salt and pepper into a thick batter. If the batter is too firm, you can add a little warm water.

2. Use the Nockerl plane or Spätzle sieve to drip the dough into boiling salted water. Once they are cooked, pour them into a colander and rinse in cold water.

3. Heat the clarified butter in a frying pan, add the noodles and cheese and leave to simmer until the cheese is well melted.

4. Finely chop one onion, cut the second onion into rings. Fry the chopped onion in butter and mix with the noodles. Dust the onion rings with flour and fry in oil until golden brown, drain them on kitchen paper and sprinkle them over the noodles just before serving. This is best served with green salad.

Tip: A mixture of several types of cheese improves the taste, for example, Tyrolean grey cheese, Alpine cheese, Tilsiter.

Enjoy your selfmade Käsespätzle!