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German Side Dishes

Looking for German side dishes? Find delicious German side dishes including traditional German sides, German bread recipes, and more German side dishes.

Cornmeal Scrapple

Cornmeal Scrapple

Cornmeal Scrapple

I grew up in a German-Dutch community and this dish was a favorite there. I like to eat scrapple in the wintertime, but my husband thinks it's perfect anytime. As he always says, "It really sticks to your ribs." —Mrs. Merlin Brubaker, Bettendorf, Iowa

Sauerkraut Side Dish

Sauerkraut Side Dish

Sauerkraut Side Dish

Even those folks who say they don't like sauerkraut have told me that they like this recipe. I'm always on the lookout to add quick and easy recipes to my kitchen file, and that's one of the reasons why this dish is among my favorites.

Red Cabbage with Apples

Red Cabbage with Apples

Red Cabbage with Apples

My German grandmother passed this recipe down to my mother, who gave it to me. I remember eating it as a small child. This vegetable dish can be made quickly and goes great with roast pork or barbecued ribs, potatoes and biscuits.
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German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

"GRANDMA'S spinach dish is flavored with her Austrian heritage. It's tasty and always looks so pretty on the plate. We children never had to be told to eat our spinach at Grandma's house!"

Stuffed Potato Dumplings

Stuffed Potato Dumplings

Stuffed Potato Dumplings

"THIS IS A sticky part of the meal to prepare, but these dumplings are so good they're worth the mess! When I was a child, I loved to watch the cooking dumplings pop to the top of the pot of boiling water. We youngsters always had two helpings...one with sauerbraten gravy and the other with warm plum jam on top!

Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage

Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage

Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage

"I HELPED MOTHER shred the cabbage and cut up the apples for this recipe. The touch of tartness is wonderful with the sauerbraten. This is one part of the meal that is even tastier if it can be made ahead."

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

Sunday afternoons were frequently a time for family gatherings. While the uncles played cards, the aunts prepared wonderful German treats such as this red cabbage. Oftentimes there wasn't enough room for everyone at the dining table, so the grown-ups and babies ate first. My cousins and I would hang around waiting for our turn, hoping there'd be plenty of food left.

Sauerkraut Hot Dish

Sauerkraut Hot Dish

Sauerkraut Hot Dish

We often serve this hearty dish at family gatherings, and the men especially seem to enjoy it. My sister gave me this recipe about 15 years ago, and it has been a favorite ever since. The blend of ingredients is a pleasant surprise.

Dumplings with Tomatoes and Zucchini

Dumplings with Tomatoes and Zucchini

Dumplings with Tomatoes and Zucchini

Here's a unique and tasty side dish that has dumplings made with absolutely no flour!

Apples with Red Cabbage

Apples with Red Cabbage

Apples with Red Cabbage

Our family has always loved red cabbage. Not only is it a perfect accompaniment to a favorite roast, it is so colorful on the plate. An added plus for the cook...it tastes even better the next day!

Knoephla Soup

Knoephla Soup

Knoephla Soup

While I was growing up, my mom would make this traditional German soup. It tasted so good on chilly fall days. Knoephla (pronounce nip-fla) Soup is still a warm and comforting meal for my family.
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