Tomatenspätzle is a traditional German dish made by cooking Spätzle in a tomato sauce with vegetables and sometimes with meat like chicken or beef. This dish is a great way to add some extra flavor and nutrition to your Spätzle, and it’s perfect as a main course or a side dish. Tomatenspätzle can be served with various meats, and it’s a great comfort food.


  • 2 cups of cooked Spätzle
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of diced vegetables (carrots, celery, bell peppers)
  • 1 cup of diced cooked meat (chicken, beef, pork) (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of dried basil
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and garlic and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the diced vegetables and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the diced tomatoes, dried basil, and oregano.
  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cooked meat and let it cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked Spätzle and toss to combine with the tomato sauce.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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