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Oktoberfest Menu Ideas for any size Celebration

Celebrating Oktoberfest by using these recipes for your Oktoberfest Menu Ideas to make at home has never been easier with these tried and true recipes. These German Food Ideas cover all the things you need to celebrate the Bavarian Festival at home. (Pretzels, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, Brats and Apple Tart— It’s all here)

All recipes to make for Octoberfest

Whether you want a authentic Oktoberfest Menu that you take the extra time to make like a traditional Sauerbraten or you want a simpler dinner made in one pan. These recipes will hook you up!

There are appetizers with Pretzels–– an easy 5-minute pretzel bite (with yeast too) and a fun day of making the large soft homemade German pretzel recipes. You can make Bavarian Dips to go with them!

We have the best soups from beer brat soup to Beer Cheese Soup— Meals you can easily make on a budget and not spend hours in the kitchen.

Making a full meal of grilled brats, sausage and kraut or your favorite schnitzel (pork or chicken) we have you covered along with all the side dishes that are authentic Bavarian food. Food like Spaetzel and German Red Cabbage.

Appetizers & Starters: Bavarian Food Recipes

Everything you need to get your Oktoberfest Party started off on the right foot! Whether you start with a finger food like Soft Pretzels and a Beer Cheese Dip or make a hearty Beer Cheese Soup we have you covered with all sorts of traditional German Food Ideas!

Simple Bavarian Meals for an Oktoberfest Menu with Home Cookie

When you want an Oktoberfest themed menu but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, these recipes like beer brat soup (add a little sauerkraut for true German Food) to Oktoberfest Chili (kraut in your chili? Yes Please! We've even got an easy way to stuff your brats and grill them too!

No need to spend hours cooking, --- but still great delicious easy to make Oktoberfest Food Ideas!

Oktoberfest Themed Food Ideas you'll want to sit down and enjoy with your Guests (Main Course) 

The king of Oktoberfest Meals is Sauerbraten and we have you covered with a slow cooker version. It may take a while to marinate, but not much work involved once you make it. Other stick to your ribs comfort food like sausages and dumplings, and potatoes and brats.

With one-pan meals and skillet meals you'll find easy clean-up recipes too!

Sides that are perfect to pair with your Bavarian Themed Dinner

From beautiful German red cabbage to homemade spaetzel you'll find all the sides you need to make your dinner party complete!

Sweets to cap off your German Oktoberfest at Home

No party is complete without a sweet at the end! Or just have a dessert buffet and eat only dessert! From German Plum Cake to delicious Apple tart these are make-ahead ideas your guests (and you ) will enjoy!

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Erica Schwarz

Monday 21st of September 2020

Love me some pretzel bread bites and beer cheese dip YUM! Great roundup of yummy foods!

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