German Recipes for a Tasty Oktoberfest!

Traditional German food

The Jewish New Year isn’t the only thing coming up this weekend. Beginning Saturday, September 19th and celebrated through Sunday October 4th, Oktoberfest is one German holiday tradition that will be here before you know it! I’m sure you’ve seen the special seasonal Oktoberfest beers popping up in the beer aisles at grocery stores – from Leinenkugel to Samuel Adams, this German holiday deserves its own style brew! But Oktoberfest isn’t just about the beer, it has its own set of tasty delicious German recipes to match!

Want to know more about this German festival? Check out this brief overview on Oktoberfest!


Start off with some spaetzle, sauerkraut or meatballs flavored with beer!

Holly’s German Spaetzle Dumplings

Sauerkraut Soup


German Soft Pretzels

Beer Cheese Soup

Main Courses

Traditional Oktoberfest fare usually involves some sort of sausage, chicken or cabbage. Keep it authentic with these traditional German dishes!

Slow Cooked Spicy Kielbasa

Pork Chops and Cabbage

Chicken Breasts and Sauerkraut over Egg Noodles

Grilled Bratwurst with German Potato Salad

Schnitzel Paniert

Side Dishes

Wilted Cabbage Salad with Bacon

German Creamed Spinach

Shrimp and Fresh Herb Spaetzle with Creamy Tomato Sauce

German Oven Potatoes

German Sweet and Sour Green Beans


Try an apple-inspired torte or a rich German chocolate confection for a tasty authentic Oktoberfest dessert!

Bavarian Apple Torte

German Sweet Chocolate Cake

Plum Kuchen

Rich German Chocolate Brownies

German Butter Cake

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  • danna@wedding photography boston

    The pretzel is just one of my most liked appetizers with or without a beer. But the beer cheese soup seems like a new menu for me.

  • Beer Stein

    When I went to Germany pretzels and brats were everywhere.

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