Celebrate Oktoberfest in style with one of these delicious and hearty recipes. Be sure to add a few pints of beer for good measure! It’s one of the really fun traditions of fall.
International and National Days give us a good reason to celebrate. This European holiday is observed in Germany and many Americans also honor the day in some way.
There is nothing like a cold glass of beer. Did you know that April 7 is known as National Beer Day?
When my husband and I first met, we did a tour of Europe. One of the highlights of it was being in Munich for Oktoberfest. We met with some of his relatives and had a thoroughly enjoyable time sampling local beer and food.
Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich and is a 16-18 day festival that starts in late September and ends during the first weekend in October. Millions of people attend the event each year and it has been held since 1810. Other cities also hold Oktoberfest celebrations but few match those in Munich!
During Oktoberfest, large amounts of beer are consumed and there are also lots of rides, games and traditional foods available to visitors. Pretzels and beer abound!
If a trip to Germany is not on your list of things to do this year, don’t despair. Many local communities have Oktoberfest celebrations. You could even invite your friends and put together some fun German recipes to celebrate it your own way.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with one of these recipes.
Food served during Oktoberfest is rich and hearty. Some examples are:
- Potato pancakes and dumplings
- Cheese noodles
- Roast pork
- and, of course, copious amounts of beer!
This hearty dish features roasted kielbasa sausages with potatoes and onions. Come with a hearty appetite for this dish!
Both pretzels and beer in one recipe? Yes, please. These beer and cheese stuffed pretzels are sure to please!
With a name like beer braised sausages, you just know that this recipe is the perfect way to enjoy Oktoberfest.
This hearty German potato salad is served warm and topped with bits of bacon. It is hearty and super delicious.
This delicious casserole is hearty and cheesy and easy to make. The one pot sausage rotini casserole comes together without making a big mess in your kitchen!
Get out your slow cooker and make some beer braised pork to celebrate Oktoberfest. Your friends will love this recipe.
This beer bread recipe is perfect for Oktoberfest. It actually uses an Oktoberfest ale as a main ingredient!
This one pot creamy spinach sausage fettuccine has the most amazing flavor and looks so great while cooking.
What could be better to serve for Oktoberfest celebrations than these homemade German pretzels?
This sauerkraut sausage and rice casserole comes together in one pot for one amazing taste.
More recipes to Celebrate Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest stew with German lager
Buffalo mashed potato pancakes
Roasted Pork Flatbread Sandwich