Holidays & Events

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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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 night before a get-together. —Beate Trinkl, Einsbach, Germany

Sausage Vegetable Packets

14 reviews

We have so much squash in the summer, but we never tire of this recipe. We often leave the sausage...


Tropical Sausage Kabobs

4 reviews

"I've prepared these yummy kabobs for family and friends for years," says Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. "They're...


Black Forest Oatmeal Crisps

Although the recipe for my hearty chocolate-cherry novelties is sized right for a bake sale or cookie exchange, it can...


Kielbasa Apple Kabobs

2 reviews

In Hebron, Indiana, Edna Hoffman relies on sausage to make these colorful kabobs different from most. The meaty chunks are...

Brats with Onions

4 reviews

"After years of eating plain old brats, I came up with this great-tasting version slathered in zippy onions," remarks Gunnard...


Grilled Seasoned Bratwurst

5 reviews

Whether you're hosting a picnic at home or at a park, cook these bratwurst on the stovetop first. Then you...

Hot Spiced Cherry Cider

3 reviews

This slow cooker cider is so nice to sip after being out in the cold. —Marlene Wiczek, Little Falls, Minnesota


Cheesy Turkey Burgers

1 review

If you're tired of traditional hamburgers, give these tasty turkey burgers a try!—Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona


Cherry Chocolate Cookies

1 review

No one can resis the chewy texture of these fudgy cookies. I always double the recipe because they disappear quickly...


Brats in Beer

6 reviews

This marinated bratwurst recipe comes from Jill Hazelton of Hamlet, Indiana. The flavor of the marinade really comes through in...

Turkey Brats with Slaw

1 review

The cooked slaw-and-cranberry topping on these beer-boiled brats can be served either warm or cold. It makes a tasty and...


Ground Pork Reuben Burgers

Put a new spin on a classic with this recipe from Jeanne Fenstermaker of Kendallville, Indiana. Jeanne uses ground pork...


Quick German Bratwurst

What a tasty use for bacon drippings! The tangy mustard and brown sugar make this quick-and-easy German Bratwurst recipe from...


German Beer Cheese Spread

16 reviews

We love recipes inspired by our German heritage. This tangy spread is fantastic served alongside everything, including pretzels and pumpernickel...


Reuben Burgers

A REUBEN sandwich was always my first choice when eating out - until I found this recipe in a local...

Grilled Seasoned Beer Bratwurst

6 reviews

For a savory take on a summer classic, our Test Kitchen came up with a brat that’s sure to please....


Striped Icebox Cookies

6 reviews

I've been using this recipe ever since I was a little girl. I like it because it's easier than making...


Grilled Beer Brats with Kraut

5 reviews

I made this for my son’s 21st birthday bonfire, which included a dozen buddies. The kraut topping flavors are fabulous....


Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

8 reviews

To jazz up ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible....


Apple Kielbasa Kabobs

2 reviews

— Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana


Beer ‘n’ Gouda Pretzels

4 reviews

Homemade pretzels are a wonderful treat to have in the fall especially with the flavor of beer added to it....


German Apple Salad

1 review

In culinary school, I had to make a salad with Granny Smith apples. I remembered my mother’s German potato salad...


Next-Generation German Potato Salad

1 review

My quick-cooking German-style potato salad is a keeper for family reunions. Balsamic vinegar and bacon give it a different taste...

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Bourbon Brat Skewers

8 reviews

When the executive decision was made to marinate veggies in a tasty bourbon sauce and serve with grilled bratwurst, this...


Easy German Potato Salad

4 reviews

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


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Bratwurst Supper

21 reviews

After trying a few bratwurst recipes, I've found this meal-in-one is ideal for camping since it grills to perfection in...


Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

1 review

When the family's coming or we're expecting guests for dinner, I often serve this flavorful grilled pork roast—and it's always...


German Coleslaw

5 reviews

This recipe has been handed down through generations of German families in northern Idaho. Everyone around here makes it. It's...


Game-Day Brats

1 review

Looking for a twist on the usual tailgate fare? With French dressing and Monterey Jack cheese, these brats kick things...