Guten Appetit! Our collection of Oktoberfest Recipes by the #SundaySupper Tastemakers is all you need to create an Oktoberfest-themed feast complete with pretzels, bratwurst, spaetzle, and popular German recipes for dessert.
Oktoberfest is the longest running beer festival and traveling fair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Cities all over the world celebrate Oktoberfest with German-inspired food, fun, and, of course, beer. It is a 16-18 day folk festival running from mid-September to the first weekend in October. Having been held every year, for 206 years, since its start in 1810, Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture.
Popular Oktoberfest Food
- Brezel – Bavaria is not only world famous for its beer, but also for its soft pretzels
- Schweinshaxe – A ginormous pickled chunk of ham typically served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes
- Sausage – Bratwurst, Currywurst, Knackwurst, Mettwurst, or Weisswurst (white sausage)
- Wiener Schnitzel – Veal cutlet dipped in flour, egg, and bread crumbs, then fried in butter or oil to a golden brown
- Dampfnudel (‘steamed noodle’) – A bread dumpling eaten as a meal or as a dessert
- Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel) – a pastry filled with chopped apples, cinnamon, raisins, and roasted bread crumbs
- Spätzle – The German answer to pasta. Compared to Italian pasta, the Spätzle dough is moister and softer
Whether you’re throwing an Oktoberfest party or just craving authentic German recipes to get you in the mood for the fall season, you’ll definitely be tempted by our collection of Oktoberfest Recipes you can make at home. From German inspired condiments such as Spicy Beer Mustard by Food Lust People Love to favorite German desserts such as Rote Grütze (Fruit Pudding) by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
and everything in between, there is something for everyone.
Join the #SundaySupper Tastemakers LIVE on Twitter this Sunday, October 2nd, at 7pm ET to help us celebrate Oktoberfest! Until then, peruse the list below to whet your appetite and see what everyone is bringing to our virtual table.
- German Pancake Soup (Flädlesuppe) by Caroline’s Cooking
- German Potato Pancakes by The Crumby Cupcake
- Homemade Pretzels with Kids by Hardly A Goddess
- Kräuterbutter (German Herb Butter) by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Latke and Sauerbraten Poutine by Monica’s Table
- Obatzda – Bavarian Cheese Spread by Sunday Supper Movement
- Warsteiner Fondue by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Apple Tart by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Kaiserschmarrn Recipe by Plated Cravings
- Nana’s Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Rote Grütze (Fruit Pudding) by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Main Dish (Hauptgericht)
- Bavarian Sausage & Cabbage Soup by Food Done Light
- Beef Goulash Recipe by Positively Stacey
- Beer Mac and Cheese by Moore or Less Cooking
- Berlin Potato Soup by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Bierocks by Mindy’s Cooking Obsession
- Bratwurst Sheet Pan Dinner by A Mind Full Mom
- Burgers with Bacon-Sauerkraut Jam by Palatable Pastime
- How to Make Traditional German Sauerbraten by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Oktoberfest Beer Brats by Wholistic Woman
- Oktoberfest Chicken Chili by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Oktoberfest Fondue 3 Ways by Momma’s Meals
- Pork chops with Sauerkraut and Apples by Brunch-n-Bites
- Roasted Apple & Beer Chili For Oktoberfest by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Kebobs w/ a Boiled Cider Drizzle by The Freshman Cook
- Schwenkbraten (Grilled German Pork Chops) by Curious Cuisiniere
Side Dish (Beigabe)
- Fried Potatoes German Style by My Life as a Cookbook
- German Potato Salad by Tramplingrose
- Ginger Beer Sauerkraut by Cricket’s Confections
- Herbed Spaetzle by The Hungry Goddess
- Krautsalat (German Coleslaw) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Oktoberfest Potatoes by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
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