Spaetzle in Herbed Tomato Cream Sauce

Looking for a creamy pasta side? Then check out this easy spaetzle- perfect for a German meal.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
4
roma (plum) tomatoes, cut into fourths and sliced (2 cups)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
cup sour cream
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
package (12 ounces) frozen cooked spaetzle (4 cups)
  • 1 Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook tomatoes and garlic in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are tender; reduce heat to low.
  • 2 Stir in chives, basil, sour cream and mayonnaise. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is hot.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat spaetzle as directed on package. Add hot spaetzle to skillet; toss to coat with sauce.

Expert Tips

Spaetzle, a German side dish, are tiny noodles or dumplings that you can buy in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. For an even quicker side, toss the spaetzle with warmed bottled spaghetti sauce and add 1/4 cup half-and-half to make it rich and creamy.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.