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Traditional Swabian Spaetzle with lentils

Traditional Swabian Spaetzle with lentils

A traditional Swabian national dish! Spaetzle and lentil stew with Frankfurter style sausages.


  1. Chop the onion, carrot and bacon and slightly fry in a pot with some oil.
  2. Add the stock and the bay leaves.
  3. Rinse the lentils under running water and add to the pan. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until tender.
  4. Pour in the red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the Spaetzle in a pot with boiling salted water until al dente.
  6. Heat up the sausages in hot water.
  7. Serve the lentils with the Spaetzle and sausages.

Ingredients [4 servings]

  • 18 oz Spaetzle
  • 14 oz green or brown lentils, dried
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2-3 slices lean smoked bacon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable
  • oil 2-3 tbsp
  • red wine
  • vinegar
  • 4 pairs Frankfurter sausages