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12 Traditional German Recipes You Can't Miss

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Get in touch with your German heritage with our take on 12 Traditional German Recipes You Can't Miss. Whether you're looking for an Oktoberfest favorite or just want that signature German chocolate cake recipe to bake for your family, our selection of easy German recipes will have you asking for more.

Apple Strudel German Potato Pancakes
Apple Strudel: This Old World classic will make us feel like we took a cruise along a winding European river! We can enjoy the classic tastes of German-style strudel with the shortcut of store-bought puff pastry, sliced apples, raisins, and a few baking basics. German Potato Pancakes: We use real potatoes in our German Potato Pancakes to make sure we get that classic potato pancake taste we know and love. Whether you serve these up for a family breakfast or serve 'em on the side of dinner, we know the gang'll go crazy for them!
Sauerkraut Beer Brats The Ultimate German Chocolate Cake
Sauerkraut Beer Brats: Four easy ingredients are the key to this hearty German-style recipe for Sauerkraut Beer Brats. When the weather permits, grill 'em outdoors, otherwise enjoy these tasty brats cooked on the stovetop or in the broiler. German recipes never sounded so good! The Ultimate German Chocolate Cake: Are you ready for a cake recipe that will trump any other cake you ever make again? The Ultimate German Chocolate Cake has that heavenly, chocolate-y goodness you love with a melt-in-your-mouth sweetness you won't be able to resist. Who doesn't love a German cake recipe like that?
Slow Roasted Country Ribs Beer-Basted Rib Eye Roast
Slow Roasted Country Ribs: Slow Roasted Country Ribs get their German-inspired flavor from none other than sauerkraut. With an old world combo of tastes, that hearty dish is a true change of pace, making it one of our favorite traditional German recipes. Beer-Basted Rib Eye Roast: The name says it all! Our Beer-Basted Rib Eye Roast gets its rich flavor from a bottle of dark beer. This classic German-style roast makes any day taste like Oktoberfest. It's a traditional German recipe at its finest!
Black Forest Cake German Potato Salad
Black Forest Cake: Off-the-shelf all-American ingredients like devil's food cake mix and cherry pie filling are your passport to our version of this German classic Black Forest Cake recipe. This German cake recipe is a rich and decadent dessert that'll make you look like a pastry chef! German Potato Salad: Who says potato salad can't be made without mayonnaise? German Potato Salad has been made that way for years. Try one of our favorite traditional German recipes for a true classic.
Special Spaetzle German Chocolate Snack Cake
Special Spaetzle: The tiny, delicate German noodle known as spaetzle is more popular than ever! Our easy recipe for Special Spaetzle will make your gang feel special because you made it from scratch. It's such an authentic German recipe! German Chocolate Snack Cake: Whenever we make this German recipe in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen it seems to fly right off the plate. We end up with some very happy bellies around here, and we bet the bellies around your table will be very happy as well!
Mustardy Cabbage Sauerbraten with Ginger Gravy
Mustardy Cabbage: This is one of our Oktoberfest favorites. Serve our Mustardy Cabbage along side some brats or any main dish for some authentic German flavor! Sauerbraten with Ginger Gravy: Sounds German, huh? This seemed to turn up over and over in my conversations with people from all over the South. Originally Southern or not, it's served there a lot now...and it's really tasty! When you mix together German and Southern cooking traditions, you know it's gonna be good.


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