Prep 20m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 10 servings Calories 522.6

This sweet and spicy garlic kielbasa is rich and smooth with a spicy pop for the tongue! The sauteed herb spaetzle balances the spice just perfectly!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 (13 ounce) packages kielbasa sausage, sliced into bite-size pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix flour, basil, parsley, garlic salt, and pepper together in a large bowl, and make a well in the center of the mixture.
  2. 2 Whisk eggs and 1 cup water together in a medium bowl. Pour into the well in the flour. Stir until well combined; spaetzle dough will be thick and sticky.
  3. 3 Bring remaining 4 cups water to a boil in a pot over high heat; add salt.
  4. 4 Meanwhile, place spaetzle dough onto a cutting board. Slice off tiny dollops of dough, about the size of a pretzel stick, using a sharp knife. Drop into boiling water and cook until they float to the top of the pot, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer dollops to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Set aside.
  5. 5 Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar, garlic, and cayenne and stir until sugar is melted, about 1 minute. Add kielbasa and cooked spaetzle to butter mixture; stir over medium-high heat until kielbasa is warmed, 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 522.6
  • Carbohydrate 42.8 g
  • Cholesterol 147.7 mg
  • Fat 31.9 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.4 g
  • Sodium 1819.6 mg
  • Sugar 12.1 g


  1. Quick and easy recipe. The spaetzle is fantastic with the fresh herbs!
  2. I did cheat and use store bought spaetzle and I added some sliced portabelas. It was amazing !
  3. I made this, not with homemade spaetzle - I used the rest of the recipe with store-bought artisan spaetzle - served to a crowd of foodies. I used about 2/3 of the cayenne pepper and substituted the rest with Hungarian paprika . . . OMG! They loved it. Will definitely be making this again. I - Read more ...

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