20 Oktoberfest Recipes: German Recipes to Celebrate Autumn

20 Oktoberfest Recipes to Celebrate this Fall

We have started to talk about fall favorites recently and another highlight of the season is Oktoberfest! The original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, traditionally runs from mid to late September to early in October. Here in the US we can find lots of local Oktoberfest celebrations running over the next month or so.

My family is of German heritage, so I have always been partial to polka and other other types of German music and all the other fun that Oktoberfest brings. But, the highlight of any Oktoberfest celebration (especially since I’m not a big beer drinker), is the FOOD!

German Recipes Oktoberfest

There are so many German specialties that make my mouth water just thinking about them. My very favorite are all the baked goods. Germans really know how to bake and I am happy that we have lots of great German bakeries here in Minnesota.

But, there are lots of German recipes that you can make at home and they are perfect for creating your own Oktoberfest celebration. Whether it will just be a special Oktoberfest dinner for your family, or an all-out Oktoberfest bash, these 20 Oktoberfest Recipes will help you plan the perfect menu!

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Besides checking out the yummy recipes, check out the fun ideas above for your Oktoberfest celebration. There are some super festive Oktoberfest party options!


20 Oktoberfest Recipes

1. Serious Eats – Beer Bread With Onions
2. Thrifty Recipes – Beer Braised Sausage on Sweet & Spicy Warm Slaw
3. Beyond Frosting – Black Forest Poke Cake
4. Averie Cooks – Hard Apple Cider Mule
5. Cookies and Cups – German Chocolate Cream Cheese Snack Cake
6. Sprinkle Bakes – German Fried Egg Cake (Spiegeleierkuchen)
7. The Gardening Cook – Authentic German Potato Salad
8. Snappy Gourmet – Mini Caramel Streusel Cake
9. Dishin and Dishes – Kraut Bierocks – German Cabbage Burger
10. Amanda’s Cookin – Homemade German Pretzels
11. Our Best Bites – Apple Streusel Bars
12. The Little Epicurean – German Apple Cake
13. Love and Olive Oil – Chocolate Dutch Baby With Caramelized Pears
14. Love and Olive Oil – Chocolate Stout Beer
15. Shaken Together Life – Baked Brats & Sauerkraut
16. Snappy Gourmet – Spicy Sausage & Beer Cheese Dip
17. Amanda’s Cookin – Partybrot – German Party Bread
18. Our Best Bites – Crock Pot Pork Roast With Sauerkraut and Apples
19. Love and Olive Oil – Pumpkin Spice German Pancakes
20. Shaken Together Life – Bratwurst Dippers & Easy Cheese Sauce
21. Eat. Drink. Love. – Beer Burgers

Which recipe will you try first??

These 20 Oktoberfest Recipes offer both sweet and savory favorites. The German recipes will help you celebrate Autumn with a family dinner or blow-out bash!

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  1. A great roundup of recipes and quite timely. My grandfather was German – I need to check these recipes out. Thank you!

  2. With my husband’s German heritage, we are big fans of Oktoberfest! These recipes look delicious!

  3. I love celebrating Oktoberfest – we actually went to it in Munich a few years ago. I’ll have to try some of these recipes.

  4. A great list of food!! My favorite would be the pretzels.

  5. YUM! A lot of these recipes sound really good. I’m going to have to try to the black forest poke cake this weekend. Thanks for sharing a great round up!

  6. These are a great round up of recipe!!

  7. Everything looks so good and my husband is German so thank you for sharing these!

  8. I am looking for a recipe for German butter cake. I had it at a festival several years back and it was incredible. It was moist and sweet and oozed butter. Any help here? THANKS!

    • Hmmmm….I’m not sure. I know there is something called Butterkuchen you might be able to find in a Google search.

  9. My husband wants to find an old German recipe called Nippala not sure how to spell it could some one with this recipe please contact me thank you so much

  10. Village Bakery says:

    Thanks for the great roundup. I just got back from Germany and have been craving German food at home. I’ll have to try these out!

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