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.
READY SET GO:
Homemade German Spaetzle
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
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
Tangy, smoky, and a little bit sweet; perfect for Oktoberfest!
Rustic Olive Bread
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
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
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
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
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!