Sausage and Sage Spaetzle

Sausage and Sage Spaetzle

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Serves

6 people

Here’s a dish that is warm and comforting–and a surprisingly hearty addition to the breakfast table. It’s a great way to warm up when the weather turns chilly!

This is part of our Autumn Breakfast series. Check out all the recipes at this link.

Add more sage if you want a more robust flavor. You can use any brand, but Maggi is one commonly available in grocery stores.

Ingredients

  • 2 10.5 oz. packs of Maggi spaetzle
  • 1 lb. lean mild sausage
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped sage
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespooons butter
  • 3 cups water

Preparation

  • 1 Bring water to a boil on stove top.
  • 2 Stir in 2 packs spaetzle.
  • 3 Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • 4 Remove from heat, before draining pull off 1/2 cup of the water for later use.
  • 5 On stove top, fry sausage and break into small crumbles, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6 Add in fresh chopped sage.
  • 7 Once sausage is fully cooked, turn heat on low and add spaetzle back into pan, stirring until well integrated.
  • 8 Add in 4 tbsp butter and 1/2 cup heavy cream; stir until well integrated
  • 9 Add the reserved 1/2 cup of drained water back into the pot, the starch will serve as a thickening agent.
  • 10 Mix well over low heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  • 11 Remove from heat and serve.

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