Ever wondered why eggs are an integral part of the traditional German Lasagne? It is a local tradition that a traditional breakfast is a German Schinkennudeln (pasta with ham and eggs). Many people in Germany have a hard time getting used to the idea of a breakfast without eggs, and on weekends it is a common sight to see a “Frühstück Zimmer” (Breakfast Room) where people eat a hearty breakfast as a sign of good health.

Schinkennudeln is a German recipe that contains ham and eggs. It was invented for the purpose of having a great taste, but it is also healthy due to the combination of pasta and eggs. Schinkennudeln is very delicious and filling dish, that is easy to prepare and it can be eaten cold or hot.

When you go to a German restaurant and order schinkennudeln (German Pasta with Ham and Eggs), you expect to get a plate of pasta, topped with slices of cooked ham, and served with an egg on top. This is because the dish is a deeply-rooted tradition that has been served in German restaurants for years. You can try this dish at home and test your German skills.



Schinkennudeln Is A Delicious And Filling Pasta Recipe!

Check out Schinkennudeln if you’re looking for a quick and filling meal. This is a traditional German meal that Lisa grew up eating (pasta with fried ham and egg). It’s a meal that many Germans remember from their youth!

When Lisa was a child, her grandmother taught her how to make this dish. She would travel to the farmers’ markets on a monthly basis to get an unique “Schinkennudeln” spice.

Unfortunately, we don’t recall precisely what was in the spice blend; all we know is that it was delicious and made a significant difference in the meal.

Looking for more traditional German dishes? Try our recipes for German meatballs, German potato dumplings, Strammer Max, and traditional German salads!

white bowl of schinkennudeln noodles with hamYou’ll find a delectable and inexpensive meal waiting for you…

But don’t worry; this dish is excellent even without the “special spice.” The recipe below is very identical to the one Lisa grew up with, with a few minor tweaks made over the years!

Schinkennudeln is a fast and easy supper dish. Eric really liked it the first time Lisa cooked it for him!

It’s best served with a side salad, such as cucumber salad, since it may be rather dry on its own. You may compensate by adding grated cheese, although this is entirely optional.

This isn’t cheese spaetzle, after all! Add a garnish, like as chives or parsley, to finish it off.

1629406933_984_Schinkennudeln-German-Pasta-with-Ham-and-EggsSchinkennudeln are so easy to prepare, yet so delicious!

If you want to make any additional changes to this recipe, leave off the breadcrumbs since they will make the pasta drier. We use breadcrumbs since Lisa’s grandmother used to make Schinkennudeln with them.

However, there are many distinct Schinkennudeln recipes: some contain egg, while others do not; some use milk/cream, while others do not.

1629406934_179_Schinkennudeln-German-Pasta-with-Ham-and-EggsSchinkennudeln are delicious with chives, but you can also use parsley as a garnish!

In any event, Schinkennudeln is a tasty (albeit not very nutritious) meal that might be classified as German comfort food. As a result, we hope you like our Schinkennudeln!


  • 4 cups spiral pasta, dry (called fusilli)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 1 cup cooked ham (cut into quarter-squares)
  • 4 eggs, medium size
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • season with salt to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a quarter cup of breadcrumbs (optional)
  • Emmental, for example, is a robust cheese (optional)
  • garnish with chives or parsley (optional)


  1. Cook your pasta until it is al dente, as directed on the box. The noodles should then be drained and put aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a big pan with tall sides. Once the butter has melted, add the chopped onion and cook for a few minutes, until transparent.
  3. Fry for a few minutes after adding the thinly cut ham slices. Then toss in the cooked spaghetti and combine everything. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In a small dish, crack your eggs and whisk them quickly with a fork. Pour them over the pasta and simmer over medium heat, turning regularly, until the eggs are done.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat after the eggs are done and no liquid egg remains, then add the breadcrumbs (optional) and extra salt and/or pepper to taste. Give everything another good stir. You may add some shredded Emmental cheese if you like.
  6. Before serving, garnish the Schinkennudeln with chopped chives or parsley (optional).


  • A fresh salad is a great complement to this meal.
  • If you don’t have any fusilli pasta on hand, any short pasta will suffice. The spiral pasta, on the other hand, has the advantage of allowing a lot of the good things (ham, onions, and egg) to stick to it.
  • Breadcrumbs are something that my (Lisa) grandmother always included in her Schinkennudeln, so we do the same. However, since it makes the meal even more dry than it already is, you may definitely omit them!
Information about nutrition:

Serving Size: 4 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size 420 calories 16g total fat 7g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 7g of unsaturated fat 207 milligrams of cholesterol 678mg sodium 46 g carbohydrate 3 g of fiber 3 g sugar 23 g protein

An online nutrition calculator was used to determine this nutritional information. It should only be used as a guideline and not as a substitute for expert dietary guidance. Depending on the particular components used, the exact values may vary.

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Schinkennudeln (German Pasta with Ham and Eggs) is a German dish which can be prepared in various forms. The dish, which is served over pasta, is traditionally prepared by cooking ham in oil with onion, then omitting the ham and adding egg. The dish is typically served with accompaniments such as grated cheese, mustard, and bread crumbs.. Read more about german fried spaghetti and let us know what you think.