Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Czech cuisine with our tantalizing Tvarohové Knedlíky, or Czech cottage cheese dumplings. These fluffy, pillowy dumplings are made from a delightful mixture of fresh cottage cheese, flour, and eggs, creating a heavenly texture that melts in your mouth. Whether served as a sweet treat with a drizzle of warm butter and a dusting of powdered sugar, or paired with savory accompaniments like stewed fruits or compotes, these knedlíky are a beloved part of Czech culinary heritage. Elevate your dining experience with this timeless Czech delicacy, perfect for any occasion.

Here's a traditional recipe for Czech Tvarohové knedlíky:


For the dough:

  • 500g quark cheese (Tvaroh)
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon semolina (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)

For serving:

  • Fresh fruits (such as strawberries, cherries, or peaches)
  • Powdered sugar


1- In a large mixing bowl, combine the quark cheese, flour, egg, salt, and semolina (if using). Mix until the ingredients come together to form a dough. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour.

2- Divide the dough into smaller portions and shape each portion into a ball.

3- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

4- Gently drop the dough balls into the boiling water. Cook them in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot. Let them simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until they float to the surface.

5- Once the dumplings are cooked, remove them from the water using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate.

6- Drizzle the melted butter over the dumplings to prevent them from sticking together.

7- Serve the Tvarohové knedlíky warm, garnished with fresh fruits of your choice and a generous dusting of powdered sugar.

Enjoy your delicious Czech Tvarohové knedlíky as a delightful dessert or a sweet treat any time of the day!

Nutritional Values:

Here are approximate nutritional values for the ingredients used in the Czech Tvarohové knedlíky recipe per serving (assuming 4 servings):

For the dough:

Quark cheese (Tvaroh) - 125g per serving

  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g


  • Rich source of protein, supporting muscle growth and repair.
  • Contains calcium, promoting bone health.
  • Provides phosphorus, essential for energy metabolism and bone formation.
  • Contains B vitamins, supporting various metabolic functions in the body.

All-purpose flour - 50g per serving

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g


  • Good source of carbohydrates, providing energy for the body.
  • Contains small amounts of protein, contributing to muscle maintenance and repair.
  • Contains iron, supporting oxygen transport in the blood.
  • Provides B vitamins, supporting energy metabolism and nerve function.

Egg - 1/4 egg per serving

  • Calories: 18
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.4g
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Fiber: 0g


  • Excellent source of high-quality protein, crucial for muscle building and repair.
  • Contains essential amino acids, necessary for various bodily functions.
  • Rich in vitamins D, B6, B12, and minerals such as selenium and zinc, supporting overall health.
  • Provides choline, essential for brain health and neurotransmitter function.


  • Negligible


  • Essential for maintaining proper fluid balance in the body.
  • Helps regulate nerve function and muscle contractions.
  • Enhances the flavor of foods and aids in food preservation.

For serving:

Fresh fruits (strawberries, cherries, peaches, etc.): Nutritional values vary depending on the fruit and quantity used. On average, a serving might contain:

  • Calories: 50-100
  • Protein: 1-2g
  • Carbohydrates: 10-20g
  • Fat: 0-1g
  • Fiber: 2-4g


  • Excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, supporting overall health.
  • Provide dietary fiber, aiding digestion and promoting satiety.
  • Low in calories and fat, making them a healthy choice for snacking.
  • Contains natural sugars for a sweet taste without added sugars.

Powdered sugar: Nutritional values vary depending on the amount used. On average, a serving might contain:

  • Calories: 30-40
  • Carbohydrates: 7-10g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g


  • Provides a quick source of energy due to its high carbohydrate content.
  • Adds sweetness to dishes without altering texture as much as granulated sugar.
  • Can be easily dissolved, making it ideal for dusting or mixing into recipes.
  • Used sparingly, it can enhance the flavor and presentation of desserts.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as brand, specific ingredients used, and serving sizes. Additionally, the nutritional information provided is based on standard USDA data and may not be entirely accurate for all products or variations of the recipe.


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