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It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Cran-Apple Kraut

    A gussied up fresh sauerkraut for a healthy side dish! Make sure you look for a refrigerated variety that has probiotics for the healthiest take on this flavorful recipe. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

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    Oxtail Soup

    3 reviews

    This wonderfully rich slow-cooker oxtail soup will warm your soul and your taste buds. Oxtail stew is a favorite family...

    Air-Fryer Brats with Beer Gravy

    These air-fryer brats are a nod to my German heritage. I serve them with a green vegetable and some french...

    Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

    1 review

    This slow-cooker sauerkraut recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut...

    Beer and Smoked Sausage Stew

    Cold weather means it's time for hearty, comforting meals. This slow-cooker stew is perfect for keeping warm on even the...

    12 German Drinks (Besides Beer) Worthy of a Prost

    Think Oktoberfest is just about beer? No way! There are plenty of other delicious German drinks you can enjoy during...


    Blaukraut is an authentic German dish and it's super simple to make. My mother used to make this blaukraut recipe...

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    40 Oktoberfest Dinner Recipes

    Raise a stein to meaty Oktoberfest dinner recipes! From Rouladen to German meatballs, here are delicious ways to bring Gemütlichkeit...

    German Buttercream

    This German buttercream frosting is super silky and buttery. It's pleasantly sweet, but not overly sweet like some American buttercreams...

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    Oktoberfest Casserole

    5 reviews

    In northeastern Ohio, we love German flavors. This delicious casserole is a trifecta mashup of my favorite dishes. It combines...

    Obatzda (German Cheese Dip)

    1 review

    Obatzda, otherwise known as German beer cheese dip, is so delicious and creamy. It's the perfect dip to make the...

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    Homemade Sauerkraut

    You only need two ingredients (and a little patience) to make fresh, zippy homemade sauerkraut at home. Put down that...

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    What Is Kugel? Meet the Jewish Casserole Everyone Needs to Know

    This traditional recipe is a must-have on Jewish holidays. But what is kugel—and what makes this dish so special?

    Slow-Cooker German Bratwurst

    2 reviews

    I created this old-world favorite based on a dish I had during my travels. The flavorful entree is perfect for...

    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...

    Oma’s Marzipan Stollen

    4 reviews

    My German grandma made this stollen for us when we were young. I love its homey taste and how it...

    Hungarian Treasure (Szekely Gulyas)

    6 reviews

    This combination of pork, sauerkraut, sour cream and paprika is heavenly served on buttery egg noodles with or without poppy...

    Grampa’s German-Style Pot Roast

    16 reviews

    Grampa was of German heritage and loved the old-world recipes his mother gave him. I made a few changes so...

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    45 Old-World German Recipes Worth Trying Today

    It doesn't have to be Oktoberfest to celebrate German cooking. Here are our best German recipes passed down by generations...

    11 Recipes for German Christmas Cookies

    Bring a taste of the Old World to your kitchen! This collection of recipes contains traditional German Christmas cookies, as...

    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    2 reviews

    Here’s my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

    Bavarian Apple-Sausage Hash

    10 reviews

    This awesome recipe reflects my German roots. In the cooler months, nothing is as comforting as a hearty hash. Serve...

    Stollen Butter Rolls

    5 reviews

    My family members enjoy my stollen so much and say it’s just too good to be served only on holidays....

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    Pressure-Cooker Sauerbraten

    9 reviews

    One of my all-time favorite German dishes is sauerbraten, but I don't love that it normally takes five to 10...

    Ugly Sweater Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...

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    Soft Beer Pretzel Nuggets

    7 reviews

    What goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them...

    Fruit-Filled Spritz Cookies

    6 reviews

    From the first time I baked these cookies, they've been a big success. Old-fashioned and attractive, they make a perfect...

    Meatballs Sausage Dinner

    8 reviews

    One day I was having trouble deciding what to make for dinner, so I combined whatever was in the refrigerator...

    Kielbasa and Kidney Beans

    17 reviews

    "This hearty meal-in-one is one of my family's favorites," notes Doreen Kelly of Roslyn, Pennsylvania. "It keeps well in a...

    Shrimp with Warm German-Style Coleslaw

    1 review

    We love anything that is tangy or has bacon. With fennel and tarragon, this is a super savory dish. I...

    Easy German Potato Salad

    3 reviews

    This tangy potato salad stirs memories of my grandma, who made it for us. Now my mom makes it with...