Maultaschen are a traditional German dish originating from the Swabian region of southern Germany. They are similar to large Italian ravioli and are filled with a mixture of ground meat, bread crumbs, and vegetables, such as spinach or onions. The dumplings are then usually boiled or pan-fried and served with a variety of side dishes such as gravy, potatoes, or sauerkraut. They can also be served in soups.

Here is a recipe for Maultaschen:


  • 1 pound ground meat (pork, beef, or a combination of both)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 batch of egg noodle dough (or wonton wrappers can be used as a substitute)
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, breadcrumbs, milk, onion, egg, parsley, salt, pepper, nutmeg, allspice, and thyme. Mix well.
  2. Roll out the egg noodle dough or wonton wrappers to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  3. Place a spoonful of the meat mixture in the center of each wrapper. Fold the wrapper over the filling and seal the edges to form a dumpling.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Carefully place the maultaschen in the skillet and cook until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  6. Serve the maultaschen with gravy, potatoes, sauerkraut or any desired side dishes.

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