The Pumpkin Spätzle is a delicious twist on the traditional Spätzle, where pumpkin is used instead of the usual spinach. Spatzle are a type of German pasta that are made from a simple batter consisting of flour, eggs, milk, and salt. The batter is typically poured through a special colander or press that has small holes, resulting in small, irregularly shaped dumplings. These dumplings are then boiled until they float to the surface, indicating that they are cooked and ready to be eaten. Spatzle have a soft and tender texture, similar to gnocchi, and can be served as a side dish or as a main course with various sauces or toppings. They are a popular comfort food in Germany and are often enjoyed with hearty stews, roasted meats, or creamy mushroom sauces.
Winter Squash Spätzle is an ideal fall recipe, providing a flavorful and easy-to-make first course that is sure to please both young and old. In this version, we have chosen a classic sauce made with melted butter, sage, and rosemary. However, if you prefer, you can also try it with a delightful Tomato and Basil Sauce or a mouthwatering Gorgonzola and Pear sauce for a winning combination.
To achieve Perfect Squash Spaetzle, it is crucial to have a smooth and elastic mixture without any lumps. By following the recipe and using a Spätzle Grater, you will be able to create a truly delectable pasta dish.