Kässpätzle with Caramelized Onions

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people
Calories 371 kcal


For the spaetzle

  • 400 g Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 220 ml Cold water
  • 1 tsp Salt

For the cheese sauce

  • 50 g Flour type 550
  • 50 g Butter
  • 400 ml Milk
  • 200 ml Cream
  • 100 g Parmesan
  • 200 g Gruyere or Emmental (ripe)
  • 70 g Cheddar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

For the caramelized onions

  • 4 Onions
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar


  • Spaetzle grater


Prepare the caramelized onions

  • Peel the onions and cut into half rings. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the onions over medium to high heat until tender. Then turn the heat down to medium to low heat. Add the sugar. Cook for at least 45 minutes until they are darkly brown. Stir regularly. If the onions should start, always add a tablespoon of water and remove the roasted aromas from the bottom.

Making spaetzle

  • For the spaetzle dough, mix the eggs, water and salt with a wooden spoon and gradually work in the flour. Beat by hand with the wooden spoon until it is nice and smooth. It has to be firm but easy to flow. If the dough is too thin, add a little flour.
  • Scrape spaetzle with the help of a spaetzle slicer or a spaetzle grater in boiling salted water and remove after about 1-2 minutes when they float on the surface. Then briefly quench with cold water.

Make cheese sauce

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Then add the flour. Let it roast briefly and then add milk and cream in sips. Stir constantly with a whisk. When all of the liquid is in the saucepan, stir until the sauce thickens. Then add the Wocestershiresuace, half of the grated Parmesan, the Cheddar and 2/3 of the grated Gruyere or Emmental cheese, as well as salt and pepper.

Bake cheese spaetzle

  • Put the spaetzle in an ovenproof dish or saucepan. Then add the cheese sauce and mix everything well. Spread the rest of the Parmesan and Gruyere cheese on top and bake at 200 degrees top / bottom heat for 15-20 minutes until a crispy crust has formed. Arrange on a plate. Place the caramelized onions on top. Good Appetite!


Serving: 100gCalories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.3gFat: 41.6g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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