Oktoberfest Recipes

Looking for Oktoberfest food ideas? Celebrate in true Bavarian style with these traditional German recipes for sauerbraten, spaetzle, pretzels, desserts and more.

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    Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Pumpkin Waffles

    3 reviews

    Whether you’re indulging for brunch or dinner, these chicken and waffles do it all. The Sriracha syrup adds a special touch, but maple syrup would do the trick too. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

    Copycat KFC Coleslaw

    7 reviews

    We love going to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Although we enjoy the chicken, we actually go for the coleslaw. We buy...

    Easy Pickled Apples

    These easy pickled apples are perfect alongside a pork entree or salad, or with a charcuterie cheese board. —Rashanda Cobbins,...

    Cran-Apple Kraut

    A gussied up fresh sauerkraut for a healthy side dish! Make sure you look for a refrigerated variety that has...

    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...

    How to Throw an Oktoberfest Party

    Need Oktoberfest party ideas for your harvest-time celebration? We've got recipes, beer recommendations and so much more.

    The Best Oktoberfest Beer Options to Serve at Your Backyard Fest

    You don't need to travel to Munich to get a taste of the best Oktoberfest beer brands. Here are our...

    Pumpkin-Shaped Rolls

    1 review

    These cute pumpkin-shaped rolls are worth the effort. They're a festive fall favorite in my household. If you don't have...

    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...

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    Vegan Pumpkin Bread

    3 reviews

    This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got...

    Pesto Star Bread

    I was excited to work with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to make a savory version of my

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    Farmhouse Apple Slaw

    17 reviews

    A friend from church gave me this apple coleslaw recipe that her grandmother handed down to her. The flavors complement...

    Air-Fryer Nashville Hot Chicken

    12 reviews

    I live in Tennessee and absolutely love our state's famous Nashville hot chicken. To make cooking it easier, I thought...

    Why Does Oktoberfest Start in September?

    Why doesn’t October get all the glory?

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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...

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    40 Satisfying Recipes with Sauerkraut

    Open a jar of your favorite kraut! These recipes with sauerkraut are the perfect blend of old world soul and...

    Spicy Bavarian Beer Mustard

    2 reviews

    Here's a gift that has bite! This spicy beer mustard is great with pretzels or as a condiment for bratwurst....

    Oktoberfest Brats with Mustard Sauce

    3 reviews

    I come from a town with a big German heritage, and each year we have a huge celebration for Oktoberfest....

    Tangy Party Punch

    4 reviews

    As social chair one year during college, I tried to come up with a more interesting beverage than the usual...

    Best-Ever Fried Chicken Wings

    1 review

    For game days, I shake up these saucy wings. When I run out, friends hover by the snack table until...

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    Southern Fried Chicken Strips

    31 reviews

    What's not to love with these crowd-pleasing golden fried chicken strips? A hint of garlic makes this fried chicken tenders...

    Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

    7 reviews

    Cozy up to the fire with a plate of satisfyingly sweet cookies that taste like home. Serve them with a...

    Orange Party Punch

    5 reviews

    'This citrus punch was served at every birthday party I had when I was growing up," says Brenda Rupert from...

    Pork Chops with Sauerkraut

    9 reviews
    Pair tender pork chops with sauerkraut for a filling main dish that's quick and easy to put together. —Stephanie Miller,...

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    Nutty Broccoli Slaw

    22 reviews

    My daughter gave me the recipe for this delightful salad. The sweet dressing nicely coats a crisp blend of broccoli...

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    Chewy Soft Pretzels

    11 reviews

    These homemade pretzels never last long around our house. My kids love to make them…and eat them! I serve them...

    Overnight Slaw

    10 reviews

    Think of slaw as a side for all seasons—but especially summer—and for all entrees. Fix this recipe ahead, and don’t...

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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    86 reviews

    I'm one of the cooking project leaders for my daughter's 4-H club, where these soft, delicious cookies were a huge...

    Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

    7 reviews

    This dessert is super easy to pull together, and the flavorful results will win you nothing but rave reviews. —...

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    Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

    4 reviews

    Here's a juicy, delicious and savory meal in a bun! I make these bacon-wrapped hot dogs for picnics, barbecues and...

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    Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

    80 reviews

    A touch of cinnamon helps blend the flavors in this tender pumpkin chocolate chip bread. And since the recipe makes...