We know that when fall rolls around, there’s a lot of on the agenda. There’s apples to pick, Halloween costumes to choose and pumpkin spice to consume. It’s a lot. However, one annual autumnal event that you won’t want to forget about is Oktoberfest – and you’re in luck! Because we’re here with some fabulous Oktoberfest recipes that will make your Oktoberfest party menu a hit faster than you can spell “lederhosen”… although, come to think of it, that one took us a second.
You don’t need to be in Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. Heck, you don’t even need to be in the month of October, because the festival begins in September! An annual event celebrating Bavarian culture, the first Oktoberfest was held in Munich in 1811 and has since spread to countless cities around the globe, attracting an estimated six million people each year. Count you, your family and friends among them with our Oktoberfest recipes!
You simply can’t have Oktoberfest without a yummy pretzel recipe. Try these Homemade Pretzels with Beer-Cheese Dip for appetizers that will kick off your Oktoberfest party menu with a bang.
Nothing says “Oktoberfest” like a recipe called Oktoberfest Sausage Kabobs! These turkey sausage, veggie and fruit skewers were designed with an Oktoberfest party menu in mind!
The traditional beverage for Oktoberfest is, of course, German beer… but we think this Harvest Coffee Cider is a winner too! Made with coffee, apple juice and cinnamon, this cider might be the sweet pick-me-up you need after a long day of revelry.
A traditional American potato salad is great for a 4th of July BBQ, but for Oktoberfest? It’s all about German Potato Salad featuring red potatoes, crumbled bacon and onions made delectably tangy with a mustard and vinegar dressing.
Zwiebelkuchen sounds pretty German, doesn’t it? That’s because it is! You can think of it as a creamy, cheesy ham and onion tart that makes the perfect appetizer for your Oktoberfest party menu.
The Single Best Grilled Bratwurst Recipe is aptly named, because it also happens to be one of our very best Oktoberfest recipes. Served on a pretzel roll and cooked in beer, this recipe will be the pride of Oktoberfest.
For those who enjoy their German sausage a bit more traditional, try this German Sausage Skillet! Served with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard, this skillet is as authentically German as it gets!
If you’re in the market for a Healthy Living recipe for your Oktoberfest party menu, try Pork Chops with Cabbage and Apples. The cabbage and apples give this recipe some authentic Oktoberfest flair, and the breaded pork chops are just here to be delicious.
Of course, every great Oktoberfest party menu needs some dessert too! Try this Fall Apple Bavarian Cheesecake made with graham cracker crumbs and sliced almonds.
This Easy Apple-Pecan Strudel is another great choice for an Oktoberfest dessert! Pudding, pecans and powdered sugar? Those three P’s make for one delicious dessert.