German Food Recipes for Your Oktoberfest Party

Try these traditional German food recipes for an indoor or outdoor party.

In Germany Oktoberfest begins in September, so now’s a great time to make your next get-together a German party complete with traditional German foods. Germans love the outdoors so think about making your party a barbeque and enjoy these last weeks of beautiful weather. Many of these dishes can be bought right here at the Alpine Village market, but if you’d like to try your hand at becoming an at home German chef, here are some great recipes to get you started.

No German party would be complete without traditional German sausages. So pick up some bratwurst from the Alpine Village Market and try this Beer, Bratwurst and Onions recipe from Foodie Crush at home.

David's Table

When your guests hear, “German party” there is one dish that they will be expecting and that is Potato Salad. Refrain from making the American version and give your guests the traditional German experience with this recipe from David’s Table.

Bare Feet in the Kitchen

Finish your party with something sweet. Try one of my favorite German Süssigkeiten and bake some traditional Pfeffernüsse cookies. For all you foodies, Mary Younkin also provides a lot more background on this dessert, which you can find on Barefeet in the Kitchen.

Of course brats go great with sauerkraut, but go one step further and impress your guests with some very German red cabbage or Rotkhol.
In her blog, Daring Gourmet, Kimberly Killebrew has a delectable recipe for this traditional side dish.

Photo by Kobako. Creative Commons Attribution via Wikimedia Commons

Your guests may not be as familiar with this dish, but if they like mac and cheese they’ll absolutely love authentic German Spaetzle. Quick German Recipes gives you simple instructions for the delectable treat.

I picked these recipes especially because they’re great for at home, in the backyard, at the local park, or down on the beach. Whether your friends already love German culture or they’re discovering it for the first time, these recipes are sure to make your German party an event that everyone will look forward to.

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  • libbz

    that sausage looks so lonely lol

  • Ken Groninga

    Do you sell Friesen Korn liquor from Leer, Ostfriesland, Germany

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