8 Easy Recipes for Oktoberfest

It’s that time of year again! Time to loosen that belt buckle, strap on your lederhosen, and help yourself to another stein of frothy beer.

Today I’m sharing 8 of my very favorite German-inspired recipes to whip up this September for a fun and festive Oktoberfest celebration.


Homemade German Spaetzle

Homemade German Spaetzle - an easy 15-minute pasta that goes with everything!

This quick and easy homemade pasta contains just four ingredients and comes together in about 15 minutes – no pasta-making attachment required! Not just for Oktoberfest, spaetzle is the perfect accompaniment to stew and goulash, or as a simple side dish for roast pork tenderloin.

Bavarian Lentil Soup

Bavarian Lentil Soup | thewanderlustkitchen.com

Nothing warms you up on a cool day like a steaming bowl of lentil soup. The secret is the splash of vinegar stirred in right at the end!

Beer Braised Cabbage and Apples

Beer Braised Cabbage with Bacon and Apples - tangy, smoky, and a little bit sweet. Perfect for Oktoberfest!

Tangy, smoky, and a little bit sweet; perfect for Oktoberfest!

Rustic Olive Bread

Salty olives add a depth of flavor to this rustic bread recipe!

While not a classical German recipe, this bread is simple to make and perfect for scooping up every last drop of fondue.

Quick Crockpot Fondue

Quick Crockpot Fondue | from The Wanderlust Kitchen

Drop everything and make this fondue RIGHT NOW. This may be the only time I’ll ever tell you to use process cheese for any purpose, so pay close attention!

German Chocolate Pot de Creme

This easy no-bake pot de creme recipe utilizes a blender to achieve the perfect texture. Topped with German Chocolate Cake frosting, these treats are entirely irresistible!

Alright, so pot de creme isn’t *quite* German. But trust me when I tell you that you need this in your life. It’s made in the BLENDER and has the creamiest German Chocolate Cake frosting!

30 Minute Beer Cheese Soup

30 Minute German Beer Cheese Soup (Oktoberfest!)

Choose your beer wisely; Portlanders like myself might like a heavy-hopped ale for this beer, but most would do better with a pale lager.

Warm German Potato Salad

Warm German Potato Salad - with bacon!

That bacon, though. This recipe is so simple, you’ll be making it year round!

Alright, folks! That wraps up today’s post – if you like these recipes, please share them with your friends!

8 Easy Recipes for Oktoberfest - strap on your lederhosen and help yourself to another frosty beer! Oktoberfest is here!

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