14 Oktoberfest Recipes That Will Transport You To Germany
Alright, so Oktoberfest may officially end on October 3, but since it’s called Oktoberfest, we condone celebrating it until Halloween is over (if not longer). We mean, really, can you ever have too much beer, pretzels and ‘kraut in your system? We think not, so keep that oompah band playing as we head into the kitchen and whip up these essential Oktoberfest recipes that’ll have you finishing off the bier-soak month strong.
Oktoberfest Food Ideas + Recipes
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This is a great all-in-one recipe for any lover of German food. Cabbage, potatoes, and vegan sausages (plus mustard and sauerkraut, of course) makes this a recipe that you can't miss.
Our favorite ‘kraut combo is hands down when it’s sitting on top of sausage. Repurpose this recipe for game day and everyone will thank you.
Seriously, we can’t get enough pretzels. This step-by-step recipe will teach you how to knead and twist with the best of Bavaria to make huge soft pretzels. Prep these puppies for game day or simply for your Tuesday snack.
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Those pretzels making you thirsty? While we’re sure you can handle reaching for a cold German brew on your own, this beer cocktail is more than your average beer, creating a completely new drinking experience.
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Your favorite mall food court may have picked up this snack, but the Germans still do it best. Pretzel bites are a great on-the-go snack or appetizer that you can pair with homemade or artisanal mustard for a delicious and dippable recipe.
You can’t celebrate Oktoberfest without including the staples. While not the prettiest or most colorful noodle dish on the block, spaetzle can be paired with a variety of sauces and meats for a filling dinner. Basically, it’s your Deutschland blank canvas.
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Ok so schnitzel might technically require veal, but we'll consider this Germany’s version of Southern comfort food. If you’re a lover of fried chicken, you ought to be all over this recipe.
For a different spin on the above Chicken Schnitzel recipe, try making a trout version with spaetzle and mustard caper cream sauce. The buttery and flavorful tastes of this recipe will have you ready to make this all year.
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You may have inhaled scoop after scoop of potato salad at every picnic and barbecue this summer, but this recipe is a bit different. Traditional German potato salad has a signature vinegar dressing and is served warm, making it stand apart from its American counterparts.
Gather round, all ye apple pie lovers. This recipe is just for you. The sweet and tart tastes of your classic apple pie are combined in this cross between a cake and pie that is absolutely irresistible.
You had us at beer cheese. The flavors of your favorite cheesy pretzel dip are combined with the tart taste of apple in this creative soup. Warm up the chilly fall nights ahead with this German-inspired soup recipe.
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You may think that pasta is a totally Italian dish, but this recipe adds a unique hint of German heritage for a dinner you just gotta try. Classic carbonara is combined with savory beer brats to create a pasta recipe that will be unlike anything you’ve had before!
Here we have two of our favorite things: mac and cheese and beer. What more could you want? Make your macaroni a bit more Oktoberfest-appropriate by adding beer cheese in place of your classic cheddar variety for a rich and creamy recipe.
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What is your favorite German-inspired Oktoberfest recipe for the fall? Give it to us in the comments below.
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