Monday, November 21, 2011

Bacon Spatzle

I saw someone mention not too long ago that they had bacon spatzle. Enough said, it had to be done. 
I would normally add sauteed onion as well but I can't stand them right now. Whole chopped or green would both be great.
I served this with a side of steamed kale drizzled with Italian salad dressing. Don't salt or season the chicken and go really light on the salt in the water when cooking the spatzle. Between the bacon and the kielbasa there is more than enough.
Look for this at Presto Pasta Nights over at Briciole this week. 

1/2 lb bacon
1 kielbasa, sliced thin
1 chicken breast, cut into tiny cubes
4 c. hot cooked spatzle
1/4 - 1/2 c. half-an-half

Saute the bacon until crisp, remove and crumble. Pour off all but 2 Tbsp of the drippings.

Add the Kielbasa to the pan and cook until browned around the edges

Push the kielbasa to the side and add the chicken, sauteing until cooked through.

Turn the heat to medium low, and add the hot spatzle and stir. Continue stirring until the juices from the pan are mixed in and the spatzle starts to take on their color.

Add the half-an-half to taste and stir in.

Top with the cooked, crumbled bacon and serve.


  1. Like you said... bacon & spatzle... what's not to love. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  2. Definitely a hearty meal. Thank you so much for contributing it to Presto Pasta Nights!