10 German Recipes to Fulfill your Oktoberfest Cravings

Posted on September 27 2017

Our favorite authentic German recipes including schnitzels, beer cheese soup, and Oktoberfest chili!

Oktoberfest (locally known as the Wiesn) is held annually in Munich, Germany and is known as the world’s largest beer fair in the world! This folk festival runs from mid September to the first weekend in October, and attracts more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.

The celebration features authentic German food and lots and lots of German beer. Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810.

But, since most of us American folks can’t make it to the festivities, we’re bringing the food to you! Here are some of our favorite German recipes to make you feel like you’re attending the Wiesn!

German Pork Schnitzels


Made using pork chops and ingredients that you probably already have on hand, this homemade pork chop will be a sure hit in your house! The fresh lemon juice added at the end makes such a difference. YUM! Make sure you print this one out to use again and again!

Get the recipe here.

German Beer Cheese Soup


You didn’t actually think we’d write an article on Oktoberfest food and not include beer cheese soup, did you?! Cheese and beer, what’s not to love?!

Get the recipe here.

Kraut Bierok (German Cabbage Pockets)


This recipe is much easier than you probably think. You can make these delicious meat pockets with just 1 pound of Certified Angus Ground Beef®, a head of cabbage, an onion, a box of Pillsbury hot roll mix, salt and pepper. A quick meal you can spin up as an appetizer, party platter, or just for dinner!

Get the recipe here.

Soft Beer Pretzels with Beer Cheese

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Chewy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, these pretzels and cheese are the perfect appetizer for a Oktoberfest party (or really any kind of party)! With beer in both the pretzels and dip, you can’t possibly go wrong!

Get the recipe here.

Bavarian Beer Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Parsnip


Looking for a nice Sunday roast? The author of this recipe mentions that he enjoys the dish two ways - fresh and warm out of the oven with a pint of beer and some potato dumplings on the side or the next day, sliced thinly with some chutney in a sandwich! Either way, we’re drooling over this roasted pork.

Get the recipe here.

Beer Braised Cabbage with Bacon and Apples


The mix of cabbage, bacon, and apples makes for a deliciously sweet, tangy, and smoky meal that will make you want to book a flight to Germany, right now! Don’t believe us? Try this recipe for yourself!

Get the recipe here.

Beef Rouladen


If you’re someone that goes heaving on the gravy whenever it’s served, you’re going to love this traditional German dish. It’s pure comfort food, which is perfect for the brisk fall weather. This dish takes some time to cook, but it makes for a delicious Sunday supper.

Get the recipe here.

Crockpot Sausage, Sauerkraut and Potatoes


This recipe couldn’t get any easier. Just place the sauerkraut and potatoes in crock pot, add spices and water. Then, place sausage on top and cook 4 hours on high (6 hours on low) until potatoes are done… and you have an authentic German meal!

Get the recipe here.

Oktoberfest Chili


A twist on a classic – this Oktoberfest chili is spicy, hearty and flavorful. Made with bratwurst and sauerkraut, this German take on chili will be sure to warm you up this fall! Enjoy!

Get the recipe here.

German Chocolate Brownies


Last but certainly not least, we had to include a dessert! Rich chocolaty brownies topped with a gooey homemade coconut pecan frosting… yes, please! These German Chocolate Brownies are always a crowd pleaser. But be warned, these will not last long at a party, so make sure you save a small stash for yourself!

Get the recipe here.

So, you might not be able to take a flight to Germany to enjoy the Oktoberfest delicacies, but now you can enjoy some of the feasts here!

Have any German recipes that you want to share? Let us know and we might feature you in our next blog!

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