Looking for something different to serve at your next Oktoberfest party? Oktoberfest soups are an underappreciated menu item, but these soup ideas may change your mind.
Soups are simple to prepare, taste wonderful and can be made ahead of time, giving you more time to enjoy your celebration. They can be served as an appetizer or as part of a buffet.
The recipes for each Oktoberfest soup are linked in the title of each soup.
More ideas for authentic Oktoberfest food can be found here, as well as ideas for your Oktoberfest menu.
Check out my Oktoberfest Salads if you're a soup and salad person like me.
German Liver Dumpling Soup - Leberknödelsuppe
The original Oktoberfest in Munich features liver dumpling soup, which is a Bavarian menu staple and utterly delicious. You can also find liver spaetzle soup on the menu, which has the same flavor as the liver dumpling soup but features liver spaetzle instead of liver dumplings.
German Sauerkraut Soup - Sauerkrautsuppe
Soups are typically served as an appetizer, but in Germany, many soups are eaten as a main course. This sauerkraut soup can be served as an appetizer or a main course.
If served as an entree, add some boiled potatoes to create a filling and satisfying meal.
German Goulash Soup - Gulaschsuppe
The German goulash soup is filling and flavorful. This tasty dish creates the ideal foundation for a beer tasting event. Fun fact: in Germany, this soup is frequently served at midnight as a small snack when the party is expected to last until the early morning hours.
German Pancake Soup - Flädlesuppe
German pancake soup is a traditional and classic German appetizer soup. It's typically made with leftover pancakes, but you can make them from scratch in no time.
German pancakes are slightly thicker than crepes and have a more neutral flavor than American pancakes. The soup is tasty and light, and it serves as an excellent starting point for a fantastic Oktoberfest menu.