Monday, April 30, 2012

Recipe: Spinach Spaetzle with Sausage

Sometimes, a recipe is delicious, and is only made better by the fact that it is so incredibly fun to say.

Spinach Spaetzle is one such recipe.

Green and delicious!
I found the recipe on Pinterest.  It is originally a recipe from Whole Foods.

I modified it slightly, and served it with some turkey kielbasa.   It was such an incredible win that everyone practically begged me to make it again, and soon!  I think I can comply with that request!  I used my spaetzle maker, but you could also push the dough through a colander... I personally prefer the shape of the noodles when made with the spaetzle maker...

Try this!  It's yummy, and super easy to boot!

Spinach Spaetzle with Sausage

1/2 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (final volume will be 1/2 c)
1 c skim milk
1 egg
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 1/2 c flour

2-4 Tbsp butter
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1/4 c cream cheese
1 link kielbasa (I used turkey kielbasa), diced

Combine the spinach, milk, egg, and oil in a blender or in an immersion blender cup.

Blend until the spinach is pureed and the other ingredients are all mixed in.  Pour into a bowl and gradually whisk in the nutmeg and the flour.  This will form a sticky dough.

Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water.  Once it begins boiling, press the dough through a spaetzle maker or a colander.  Cook in two batches, for about a minute, or until the spaetzle is floating.  When it is done cooking, drain and transfer to a frying pan.

Over medium-high heat, melt the butter into the spaetzle noodles and fry until well coated. 

Stir in the cheese and cream cheese to make a sauce.  Cook the kielbasa in a separate pan, and then stir into the spaetzle and serve.

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  1. Love your involving the kids in the cooking - how could they possibly say they don't like it?

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    1. The taste makes up for the questionable look ... and some kids are more likely to eat something if it has a little of the ew factor. call it a Fear Factor dinner. ;)