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Butternut Squash Spaetzle

Spaetzle is a German dish of tiny dumplings. This recipe is hearty and filling. It can get a little messy so it would be a fun activity for the whole family!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 can Farmer's Market Foods Organic Butternut Squash
  • 1/2 cup milk or water
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • salt to taste
  • ground white pepper to taste
  • ground nutmeg to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the two flours, and mix in the eggs, Farmer's Market Foods Organic Butternut Squash, milk, and oil. Mix well with a wooden spoon until just combined, then mix with your fingers for 2 minutes until smooth. The batter should resemble very thick pancake batter. Add more flour if the mixture looks too thin. 

  2. Bring two quarts of salted water to a boil.

  3. Using a colander, or spaetzle maker, drizzle the batter a little at a time through the colander into the boiling water, so the dumplings will form. You will lightly have to press the batter through the holes with a spatula or spoon. Simmer for 3 minutes or until the spaetzle plump up and form odd, irregular shaped noodles that float when they are cooked. 

  4. Plunge them immediately into cold water to set. 

  5. After cooled, they can be heated through and eaten immediately or lightly tossed with oil and stored in the fridge.