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5 from 14 votes

German Cheese Spaetzle (Schwäbische Käsespätzle)

Delicious homemade Spätzle are baked with oozing cheese and topped with caramelized onions.  It's a favorite from Swabia, Germany!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 1 batch Homemade German Spätzle (about 5 cups cooked Spätzle, can use store-bought if preferred), can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready use, then let warm to room temperature before baking.
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 very large onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 ounces shredded Emmentaler or Jarlsberg (Swiss-like from Norway, mild) (you can also add some Gruyere for extra flavor)
  • Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Butter a 9x13 (or a little smaller) casserole dish.
  • Layer 1/3 of the Spätzle in the bottom of the dish followed by 1/3 of the cheese and 1/3 of the caramelized onions. Repeat, sprinkling each layer with some salt, ending with cheese and onions on top.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or longer until the cheese is melted and the edges are just beginning to get a little crispy.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Makes great leftovers.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sugar: 2g