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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

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 at family breakfast or as dinner side, we know the gang'll go crazy for them!

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, or easy!

The Ultimate German Chocolate Cake

This cake recipe will trump so many cakes you've made before. The Ultimate German Chocolate Cake has a heavenly, chocolate-y goodness and a melt-in-your-mouth sweetness that you won't be able to resist. Who doesn't love a German cake recipe like that?

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

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 rich, decadent, and easy!

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

The tiny, delicate German noodle known as spaetzle is so tasty! 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 you'll have some happy eaters too!

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! It's an easy recipe that will keeps for days in the fridge and will only taste better!

Sauerbraten with Ginger Gravy

Sounds German, huh? 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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