The world-famous Oktoberfest in Germany is a true feast that is much more than a beer festival. Aside from the fantastic German beer, there are many culinary highlights to choose from. There are a variety of options for hearty meals and beer snacks, as well as sweet desserts and small treats to go.
It's actually too good to only celebrate once a year. You can bring the festival to your home with these authentic 30 Oktoberfest recipes whenever you want to plan a delicious food spread.
Weißwurst - Bavarian White Sausages
The Weißwurst is essential for the Oktoberfest as a breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner.
An Oktoberfest would be like a car without wheels if it didn't include Weisswurst, pretzels, and beer.
Outside of Europe, the flavorful sausage is difficult to find, but it is available in German delis and online.
Obatzda - Bavarian Cheese Spread
Obatzda is a hearty Bavarian cheese specialty made by blending aged soft cheese, butter, and spices. It is also known as Obazda or Obatzter. This tasty cheese spread is a staple of German beer gardens and a festival favorite at Oktoberfest.
Bierrettich - Beer Radish
The Bavarian radish, known as Bierradi, is a staple on every Bavarian charcuterie board and the perfect light snack to accompany a mug of beer. Bierradi is served with a sprinkle of salt after being skillfully sliced into a spiral pattern.
Brezen - German Soft Pretzels
Homemade pretzels are an absolute must at any Oktoberfest. They are far superior to store-bought and simply taste authentic. Making your own pretzels is actually quite simple. With just a little practice, you can make nice, even pretzels.
Griebenschmalz - Apple Crackling Schmalz
At Oktoberfest, Schmalzbrot is one of the most popular snacks and appetizers to eat with a mug of beer. This recipe for Griebenschmalz adds finely chopped onions and apple pieces to the spread, which gives it a wonderful flavor.
Herringsbrötchen - German Herring Sandwich
Fish is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the famous beer fest. That's why you'll probably be surprised to learn that popular snacks at Oktoberfest are fish rolls. Herring rolls are especially popular, but you can also find rolls with smoked salmon or trout fillet.
Bierhappen - German Sandwich Bites
These small sandwich bites are the ideal accompaniment to a large mug of beer. They are delicious and quick to prepare. The foundation is a rustic, homemade German bread and the toppings can be changed up as desired.
Savory Oktoberfest Cupcakes
This delicacy appears to be a sweet cupcake, but it is actually a savory snack made of a fluffy pretzel roll topped with Obatzda. It is very simple to make, looks great, and the Obatzda can be prepared ahead of time.
Bavarian Cheese Board
A simple cheese plate is an excellent option, particularly for wine lovers. Did you know that the Oktoberfest in Munich is famous not only for its beer tents, but also for its wine tent? German cheeses are versatile and produced to high - quality standards.
Flavors range from mild to strong. Whatever your heart desires!
A German festival would not be complete without a variety of delicious sausage specialties. Curry sausages are a popular Oktoberfest specialty, but they are also a year-round part of German fast food culture. Simple and tasty.
Oktoberfest Snack Platter
The staples of most of a Bavarian charcuterie board are smoked and cured meats, sausages, cheese, radish, grapes, and onions. Ingredients that are simple but of great quality. The so called "Bayerische Brotzeit" is served with pretzels or bread and washed down with a refreshing mug of Oktoberfest beer.
Serving meats, cheeses, pretzel pieces, pickles, and vegetables on skewers is a festive take on the traditional German ingredients, and it's all part of the fun with these Oktoberfest Skewers.
Wurstsalat - Sausage Meat Salad Variations
Gefüllte Laugenstangen - Filled Pretzel Rolls
Homemade pretzel rolls can be filled with many different ingredients. Liver cheese, white sausages, or ham work well for an Oktoberfest at home. They also can be baked with cheese.
Vegan Oktoberfest Snacks
These vegan Oktoberfest snacks are also very popular among meat eaters.
This vegan liverwurst alternative is not only delicious but also healthy. It's simple to make and keeps well in the fridge for several days.
Vegan Steak Tartare
Vegan tartare comes together quickly and tastes delicious. This vegan alternative has a delicious flavor thanks to the seasoning mix. It's a great idea for any party and works well not only as a snack, but also as an appetizer.