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21 Oktoberfest Recipes


My first introduction to Oktoberfest was in a movie. Remember National Lampoon’s European Vacation? I remember watching it on Super Channel when I was a kid. It wasn’t the most kid-appropriate film, but I loved it. There was a scene in the movie when the Griswold’s are at Oktoberfest in Germany. It’s pretty funny!

Another little tidbit – I studied German in high school from grade 11 through OAC (grade 13 in Ontario back then). In fact, I won the German award at my high school graduation. Today, if you were to ask me to speak German, I’d be only able to do the basics. My French is much, much better though!

With Oktoberfest coming up, I wanted to honour my German heritage (my grandma on my dad’s side is German) by making some Oktoberfest recipes! Maybe I’ll even spring for some German beer too…we’ll see.

21 Oktoberfest Recipes

Oktoberfest Recipes

  1. Flädlesuppe: German Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. Jägerspätzle: German dumplings with mushrooms
  3. German Beer Cheese Soup
  4. German spaetzle: Egg noodle dumpling side dish
  5. Rotkohl: German Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage
  6. Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread
  7. Hot German Potato Salad
  8. Oktoberfest Potato Skins
  9. Crispy Potato Latkes
  10. Dampfnudeln mit Vanillesoße: German Steamed Dumplings with Vanilla Sauce
  11. Champignonrahmschnitzel: Schnitzel with Mushroom Cream Sauce
  12. German Style Pretzels
  13. Beer Brat Carbonara Pasta
  14. Oktoberfest Lager Stew
  15. Slow Cooker Sausage with Bavarian Sauerkraut
  16. Slow Cooker Cheddar Ale and Bratwurst Soup
  17. Slow cooker bratwurst and apples
  18. Obatzda: German Cheese Spread
  19. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte: Black Forest Cake
  20. Wienerschnitzel
  21. German Apple Cake

Some of the recipes are hard to understand so I included what it is in English. I attempted to pronounce them too and am sure I failed miserably. Herr Grubb would not be proud – eek!

If you can’t make it to Oktoberfest in Munich this year or even down to Kitchener-Waterloo (if you’re in Ontario), why not have your own Oktoberfest celebration? I think it would be fun to have a few friends over and sample some new cuisine!

You might also like this Sauerkraut Salad.

Which Oktoberfest recipe do you want to try?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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