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Knefla Soup II Recipe
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Knefla Soup II

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"This is a German recipe from my grandmother."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, egg, 1/2 cup water and salt to form a dough. Cut into thin strips or small pieces.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Stir in dough, potatoes and onion. Cook 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Drain.
  3. While pasta and potatoes are cooking, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Save drippings.
  4. Return pasta and potato mixture to large pot over medium-low heat, and combine with bacon, a teaspoon of bacon grease, milk, cream and salt and pepper. Adjust bacon grease to taste and milk or cream to cover. Simmer 20 minutes, without boiling. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2005

Tasty, but the dough for the noodles needs less water. Start with half as much and work your way up from there.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2011

This is a variation of my german great grandmother's soup. While tasty, I still prefer the family version I grew up with. Instead of bacon (and the grease) we use real butter to taste and we also add celery to the soup. The spaetzle or dumpling dough we make just calls for egg and flour. I didn't add the water the recipe called for as other reviewers had mentioned problems with the dough being too runny. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed trying this recipe


9 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

If you run marathons or have hard workouts, this dish will provide a tasteful source of energy with reserve power.

Jan 05, 2010

My Grandmother use to make this recipe, My Grandmother never drained all the water off of the potatoes...and I didn't either. gives it added flavor. I made this for a gathering and my family and friends couldn't get over how good this is...AWESOME comfort food

Jan 11, 2011

This was pretty good, but the dough for the dumplings was definitely very runny. Another reviewer mentioned starting with half the liquid it calls for and then go up from there. I agree. I had to add quite a bit of flour to the dumpling dough before it got to a stage where I could actually form it and cut it into pieces. Other than that, it is a very good and easy recipe without a lot of ingredients. I saved a little of the water after boiling the dumplings and potatoes to see if it would add some flavor and I also added a few instant chicken bouillon cubes at the end because it tasted a little bland. All in all, a wonderful recipe. Even better the next day! Thanks for sharing.

Nov 12, 2010

I love this soup! It reminds me of the soup my german grandma used to make and it is soooo yummy! Definitely a winner!

Jan 03, 2011

Easy recipe. You may have to add extra flour to get the right dough consistency, but great taste and easy to do. Even better the next day.

Dec 28, 2010

This was a most AWESOME soup...filling and tasty to the very last drop...thanks


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  • Calories
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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