Spinach Spaetzle


Go green and amp up your pasta sauce with spinach and basil. Chicken sausage makes this spaetzle recipe hearty enough for a meal.

Total Time:
40 mins
5 cups


  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 4 fresh basil leaves

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

  • ½ 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and well-drained

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 12 ounce package cooked Italian chicken sausage links, sliced

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Asiago cheese


  1. In a food processor, process to combine eggs, milk, basil leaves, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Add spinach; pulse to combine. Add flour; process to combine. (Dough will be sticky.) Drop bits of dough into salted boiling water; cook until they rise to top. Remove to a colander; reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid. In a skillet heat butter and oil over medium-high. Add Italian chicken sausage; cook and stir until browned. Add spaetzle; cook and stir until browned (about 3 minutes). Stir in cooking liquid. Top with 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese.

    Spinach Spaetzle

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
22g Fat
39g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 953mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 181mg 4%
Folate, total 119.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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