Oktoberfest Easy German Recipes

Easy German Recipes to Celebrate Oktoberfest | 31Daily.com

Celebrating Oktoberfest is a highlight of early fall. And if you’re looking for Oktoberfest inspiration, we’ve gathered some easy German recipes you will love!

Oktoberfest History

In case you’re not visiting Munich, and want a bit of history on Oktoberfest, The Telegraph explains,

“The original Oktoberfest in October 1810 was held in honour of the wedding between Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five full days, the burghers of Munich were invited to eat, drink and be merry, and enjoy parades involving kettle drums and music, shooting displays and a horse race around a meadow on the edge of town. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to stage the race (and the accompanying indulgences) every year. There has been the occasional pause in proceedings (usually at times of war), but this year will mark the 184th time Oktoberfest is held.”

Celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich

They say, “Over a hundred oxen and more than 500 thousand chickens are cooked for visitors of the festival. Every year from 6 to 7 million people visit this amazing event over two weeks. The first Oktoberfest dates back to 1810, and since then it has played an important role in Bavarian culture.”

If you can’t go to Munich between mid-September and early October, here are some recipes and ideas to make at home!

Easy German Recipes to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Celebrating Oktoberfest for foodie types is a highlight of early fall. If you're looking for Oktoberfest inspiration, we've gathered some easy German recipes to help!


Pigs-in-a-Blanket with Sauerkraut and Mustard

“Using store-bought ingredients, these hors-d’oeuvres can be whipped up in no time.”  

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Pretzel Bites with Quick Cheddar Dip

“For a truly German twist, divide the Cheddar dip into three bowls, flavoring one with mustard and one with caraway seeds.”

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Homestyle and Pan-Seared German Chicken Schnitzel

“This pan-seared schnitzel is a lightened up version of the favorite fried cutlets, yet is just as tender and yummy as its counterpart. And… it’s an under 30-minute fix.”

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Bratwurst and Red Cabbage

Grate fresh horseradish over the cabbage and sausages before serving to add a bit of heat.”

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German Krautstrudel: An Easy Savory Cabbage Roll

A simple German dish made even easier with some store-bought ingredients.

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Oktoberfest Sheet Pan Brats with Roasted Vegetables

“Who’s interested in a low-fuss, fall-inspired meal? I know I am, and my Oktoberfest Sheet Pan Brats with Roasted Vegetable recipe offers great fall flavors, easy prep, and super-easy cleanup.”

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German Bratwurst hot dog with red cabbage sauerkraut

“Best juicy German Bratwurst hot dog served with red cabbage sauerkraut!”

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German Cucumber Salad - 2 Dressing Options

“This German Cucumber Salad is budget-friendly, easy to make, and perfect for a family dinner, party, or potluck. Cucumber salad (called Gurkensalat in German) is very popular in Germany and is often served as a side dish with meat or fish.”

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German Potato Salad with Dill

“This classic cider-vinegar dressed salad is the perfect accompaniment to schnitzel.”

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Authentic German Austrian Spaetzle with Caramelized Onions

An authentic Austrian-German Spaetzle with Caramelized Onion is an easy to make at home treat you’ll find yourself making often. A great addition to any Oktoberfest celebration!

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German Apple Kuchen

“A quintessential German dessert… an easy recipe that delivers delicious seasonal flavor!”

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