Want to celebrate Oktoberfest? Well I’ve got good news for you: I happen to be half German with a degree in German and a passion for German cuisine. Here are some of my FAVORITE German recipes.
Authentic German Spätzle
These homemade German noodles are SO easy (and fun!) to make that you’ll want to make them year-round! Get the recipe here.
This German mac ‘n’ cheese is one of my favorite dishes of all time. Believe me when I say it’s flawless. I’ve had friends take down half a 9×13 by themselves. With gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and homemade spätzle, this is hands down one of the best dishes on therosetable.com! Get the recipe here.
German Cucumber Salad
Want a lighter side? This quick cucumber salad is a nice accompaniment to German food and takes hardly any time at all to make! Get the recipe here.
I came up with this beautiful board for Disney Dinners: Snow White. It’s the perfect party platter! With apples, sauerkraut, a variety of sausages, and real German mustard, this is a great way to serve a crowd. The best part? It goes perfectly with käsespätzle! Get the recipe here.
This gorgeous board has so many German components: pretzel bread, sausage medallions, roasted potatoes and quark, plus German cheeses and German bologna. Sign me the heck up! Get the recipe here.
Want the perfect sauce to dip epic pretzels in? You’ve found it! This is the #1 recipe on The Rose Table. Try it for yourself and see why! Get the recipe here.
And for something sweet…
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake is the ultimate German dessert! WIth layers of dark chocolate cake, soaked black cherries, and almond whipped cream, this cake is a show-stopper. For a whimsical touch, top it with a chocolate black “forest.” Get the recipe here.
Black Forest Brownies
A twist on my Black Forest Cake! This is a great dessert recipe for beginner bakers because it’s a fancy topping for boxed brownies. Get the recipe here.
Black Forest Pretzel Board
I know I’m going hard with the Black Forest Cake theme here, but hey, it’s one of Germany’s most famous cakes and I can’t get enough of the cherry and chocolate combo! Get the recipe for this epic board here.
The name may be hard for non-German speakers to say but the cake is incredibly easy to bake. It’s my all-time favorite German cake. This is one of the few cakes I bake numerous times throughout the year. Give it a try and you’ll fall in love! Get the recipe here.