Gluten Free Spaetzle

Gluten-free spaetzle are a rustic Eastern European pasta.gluten free spaetzle (Eastern European pasta)I grew up eating spaeztle.  My father is mostly German with just a smidgen of Irish.  Those German cooks in my family passed down certain recipes that came from the Old Country.  When my dad married my completely non-German mother, he insisted that his mom teach her how to make spaeztle. Gluten Free Spaetzle

My kids and husband all love regular spaeztle, but I was seriously missing them with my gluten intolerance.   So, with determination, I attacked the recipe and came up with this gluten-free version.  I was pretty pleased with the results.   Remember to drizzle lots of butter over the cooked pasta.  It’s the only way.

Gluten Free Spaetzle
  • 1 Tbsp xanthan gum
  • ⅓ cup sweet rice flour
  • ⅓ cup tapioca starch
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • enough milk to moisten dough to a really thick paste
  1. Combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Drop by teaspoon into gently boiling water.
  3. When the pastas float, they are done.
  4. Drain.
  5. Serve with butter (or gravy).


You can make these with a “spaeztle maker” like this: but I prefer to make them with two spoons. (affiliate link)

4 thoughts on “Gluten Free Spaetzle

    1. I’m assuming that if it goes through a colander, I can put it through a spaetzle maker…

      My son requested GF Spaetzle for dinner tomorrow…

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