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Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

The recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut until I tried this and fell in love. It's terrific as a side dish or on reuben sandwiches. —Karen Tringali, Minooka, Illinois

German Potato Casserole

1 review

I bring this dish to an annual Oktoberfest party. Everyone likes it, which ensures our invitation back year after year....


Reuben Pasta Salad

I took this salad to a neighbor's party that included a houseful of teachers. The dish was graded an A+!...


Pork Tenderloin with Cran-Apple Sauerkraut

1 review

I love all the ingredients in this recipe because together they're perfect for Oktoberfest, a fun festival during my favorite...


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....

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 Red Cabbage

7 reviews

Four generations of our family have made this dish of red cabbage and apples, known as rotkohl ("red cabbage"). We...

Pork Schnitzel with Dill Sauce

36 reviews

Schnitzel is one of my husband’s favorites because it reminds him of his German roots. An appealing dish for guests,...


Oktoberfest Roast Pork

Says Carol Stevens of Basye, Virginia, "We especially enjoy this roast at our family's own Oktoberfest dinner."