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German käsespätzle also known as cheese spaetzle, is an easy to make noodle dish loaded with Emmental Cheese. Basically a fancy Mac & Cheese!

Käsespätzle with Caramelized Onions – The Ultimate Mac & Cheese

Markus Mueller | Earth, Food, and Fire
German käsespätzle also known as cheese spaetzle, is an easy to make noodle dish loaded with Emmental Cheese. Basically a fancy Mac & Cheese!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine German
Servings 2 servings
Calories 923.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 batch of homemade German spaetzle or a package of store bought ones
  • 1 cup of caramelized onions as described above
  • 4 oz shredded Emmental Cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil
  • Herbs to garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook the spaetzle as indicated in the recipe, or on the package and pre-heat your oven to 375F.
  • In a pan with butter, fry the cooked spaetzle noodles until lightly golden brown.
  • Mix the fried spaetzle with the caramelized onion and half the Emmental cheese. Portion into two casserole dishes and top with remaining Emmental cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Bake the käsespätzle for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted on top.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped herbs such as parsley and serve!

Notes

The cooking times do not include the time required to caramelize the onions, or to make spaetzle from scratch. It only accounts for the assembly and baking of the käsespätzle casserole.
Calories are calculated per serving.