Liechtenstein – Käsknöpfle: A Traditional Liechtenstein Potato and Cheese Pasta Dish


Käsknöpfle is a traditional dish from Liechtenstein, it is a type of pasta that is similar to gnocchi. It is made with potatoes, flour, and cheese and it is a beloved dish in the country.

Käsknöpfle is typically served as a side dish, but it can also be served as a main course, with a variety of sauces, gravies, or vegetables. It's a comforting and hearty dish that is perfect for cold winter nights.

Traditionally this dish is made with dairy cheese, but it can be easily veganized by using vegan cheese or nutritional yeast. It's a dish that can be enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike, as it is delicious, easy to make and comforting.

It's a great dish for meal prepping as it can be made in advance and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. With a little creativity, you can enjoy this traditional Liechtenstein dish in a vegan version.


1 lb. potatoes

1 cup flour

1/2 cup vegan cheese, grated

Salt and pepper to taste

Vegan butter or oil for frying



Peel and boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender. Drain and mash the potatoes while they are still hot.

Mix in the flour, grated cheese, and salt and pepper. Knead the dough until smooth, but be careful not to overwork it.

Divide the dough into small pieces and roll them into long, thin ropes. Cut the ropes into small, bite-sized pieces.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Gently drop the "Käsknöpfle" into the boiling water and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until they float to the surface.

Drain the "Käsknöpfle" and sauté in vegan butter or oil until they are golden brown.

Serve the "Käsknöpfle" with your favorite sauce or gravy, and enjoy your traditional vegan dish from Liechtenstein.

Note: If vegan cheese isn't available in your area, you can use nutritional yeast to give it a cheesy flavor.


This is one of the few traditional vegan recipe from Liechtenstein as it's a small country, where meat and dairy are traditional staples of the diet. However, with the rise of veganism, there are more and more vegan options being offered in restaurants and supermarkets.

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