Oktoberfest Inspired Menu

Since the early 1800s, Oktoberfest has been a time of food, fellowship and national pride in Germany. Whether or not you have German heritage, you can still rise a pint with friends and family and celebrate the bounty of harvest and friendship. Try my spin on classic recipes that are synonymous with the Oktoberfest buffet.

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Cost Per Serving

$ 9.23

ChefBear Complete Meals - oktoberfest apple & cheese soup

oktoberfest apple & cheese soup

You don’t have to be German to enjoy the bounty of Oktoberfest classics, like my version of apple cheese soup. It features all the earthy flavors of autumn you love, like melted cheese, tart apples, savory bacon and a generous splash of beer. It is a perfect soup for fall evenings.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - german roasted pork shanks (schewinshaxen)

german roasted pork shanks (schewinshaxen)

Pork is a versatile meat that stands up to the heartiest seasonings and beer pairings. This easy German recipe features a plump pork shank seasoned with earthy caraway and garlic. Roast it to tender perfection and serve with sauerkraut and your favorite zesty condiments (I highly recommend a zippy whole grain mustard).

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ChefBear Complete Meals - quick & easy homemade sauerkraut

quick & easy homemade sauerkraut

Once I started making my own sauerkraut, I hardly ever serve it from a can. You will love this tasty shortcut that only requires a few ingredients and is ready in about 30 minutes instead of days like traditional sauerkraut recipes. Serve it as a side or top it on hot dogs and brats.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - german spaetzle noodles

german spaetzle noodles

Are you searching for a satisfying side dish other than dried pasta or rice? Why not try my easy and delicious version of German-style dumplings. Prepare the dough and press it through a colander with wide holes. Saute the spaetzle in a little butter, top with parsley and serve!

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ChefBear Complete Meals - apple strudel

apple strudel

Put your apple harvest to good use and bake this tempting Viennese classic! The flaky dough is easy to make, and you fill it with tender apples, plump raisins, and plenty of warm cinnamon and sugar. It bakes into a lovely golden- brown roll that you can dust with powdered sugar and enjoy.

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