Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dill spaetzle

8 oz. dried spaetzle (Or small egg free noodles)
olive oil or butter
1 can white beans, drained
8 oz. frozen green beans
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 large handful fresh dill, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook spaetzle according to package directions adding the green beans the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and drizzle with butter or olive oil. Set aside

Saute onion in butter or oil just until starting to get tender. Add the white beans and the spaetzle/green bean mix to the skillet, stir in the dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat through.

For soup just make according to the directions above. Simmer enough chicken stock to make the amount of soup you want. When hot add the spaetzle and beans and simmer just long enough to heat through.

Economical Counter:
1/2 bag spaetzle $ 1.50
1 can white beans $ 0.70
1/2 bag green beans $ 1.00
1/2 onion $ 0.20
Dill $ 2.50

Total: $ 5.90

UPDATE 12/2010 - I think it would be really tasty if you added a splash of cream to the spatzle after you add the dill and some cooked crumbled bacon on top.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jules!

    You have some great recipes on the blog! You and Cecilotta are busy bees!

    Well...even though I am trying to go from vegetarian to vegan I love noodles. So this recipe fits the bill perfectly. And dill is such a terrific flavor...I can't wait to try this. Keep it up! I love it!

    Rich from NJR