Spatzle with Mushroom Sauce


  • 400g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200mL water
  • Knob of butter
    1. In a bowl combine the flour, eggs and salt until you form a dough

    2. Slowly add the water, stirring, until you have a runny consistency


    3. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil; fill the rice presser with dough and squeeze down so that the noodles fall into the water. Continue with the remaining dough


      4. Once the spaztle have surfaced and swollen in size, drain them and put them in a dish with a bit of butter to prevent them sticking


      Mushroom sauce

      • 1/2 small onion, chopped
      • 1 tablespoon butter
      • 200g mushrooms, sliced
      • 1/2 cup water
      • 1/2 cup white wine
      • 1 cup cream
      • 2 tablespoons plain flour
      • 1 tablespoon paprika
      • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
      • Salt and pepper to taste
      1. Heat the butter in a frypan and sauté the onion until translucent


        2. Add the sliced mushrooms, brown for 5 minutes


        3. Add water and wine, cook 3 minutes


        4. Add the cream, reserving 2 tablespoons aside


        5. Bring to a boil and simmer for several minutes. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons of cream with 2 tablespoons of flour

        6. Add flour to mushroom mixture and bring to a boil, stirring to avoid clumps


          7. Add paprika, parsley, and salt and pepper. You may need to add extra water if the sauce becomes too thick


            8. Serve over the spaztle immediately


            What's the story?

            Nutritional information (per serve, makes 6 serves) 

            • Energy: 1734kJ
            • Protein: 10.7g
            • Fat: 23.3g (Saturated fat 13.4g)
            • Carbohydrates: 38.3g (Sugars 2.2g)
            • Sodium: 87mg

            A word from the dietitian...

            Vitamin D deficiency is becoming common in society, as we slip slop slap to avoid sun exposure. Recent research has shown that a few mushrooms (provided they have been exposed to the sun for a few hours) can provide us with our daily recommended intake of Vitamin D, which is great news for our bone health. Another reason to tuck into some mushies!