Explore Our Collections of German Recipes
Authentic German Recipes for Every Occasion
We've gathered together our favorite recipes for every occasion or them from 'Easy Meal Ideas' to 'Cherry and Berry Recipes.' Choose a collection from the menu on the left, or select a collection from the list below. Guten Appetit!
Literally translated, the word Abendbrot means "evening bread," yet the term implies more than eating bread in the evening -- it's a simple evening meal in which family comes together and shares the day's news around the table.
What would a barbecue be without a great sausage hot dog topped with sauerkraut and mustard accompanied by potato salad and pickles and washed down with a refreshing glass of beer? All these "American" foods and beverages have traditions in German culture.
Whether you're celebrating a college or high school graduation, Mothers' day, a bridal shower or just enjoying a beautiful spring day, these unique German-inspired brunch recipes will wow your guests and make your special occasion a day to remember.
Nothing warms a chilly spirit like winter holiday confections from Germany. Create a feeling of Gemütlichkeit (German for "coziness") for yourself and your family with meals made with imported specialties from Germany.
Bring the classic smells and tastes of German Christmas cookies to your house with these authentic German cookie recipes.
Recipes for German classic baked goods like Dresdner Stollen, Honigkuchen, and Dark Chocolate Gingerbread.
For Christians the world-over, the week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is the most important week in the religious calendar. In Germany, as in other countries, the Easter season is marked by traditional dishes, cakes and confectionery. Here's a collection of recipes for each of the most important days during the Easter season, namely Gründonnerstag (Maundy Thursday), Karfreitag (Good Friday) and Ostersonntag (Easter Sunday).
Perhaps it's an annual family reunion, a neighborhood picnic or a bunch of long-time buddies catching up. Why not make the occasion special with authentic German recipes?
Even if you can't travel to Munich or join in a local celebration, you can stage your own Oktoberfest party at home! With such a variety of imported German foods and beverages available in the US, it's not difficult to offer your guests a genuine "Oktoberfest Experience."
A selection of recipes that celebrate pumpkin and other squash in recipes that range from Appetizers to Soups, and Side Dishes to Mains.
One of the many joys of Summer is picnicking outdoors whether at home on your patio, deck or in the garden or at a lake, outdoor concert or the beach. For a more sophisticated picnic, try some of these delicious sandwich recipes using a selection of German cheeses, and learn more about the variety of German cheeses and breads available in the US.
Celebrate the season of fresh spring asparagus with these authentic German asparagus Spargelzeit recipes.
Instead of just the usual flowers and chocolate routine this year why not show your affection for your loved one by cooking up a little romance with an intimate dinner for two at home? They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach but women are as equally impressed by a man who can cook! So, ladies (and gentlemen!) try our suggestions for a gourmet three-course dinner along with wine pairings. And be sure not to miss our selection of Valentine's Day desserts.
Our best turkey and gooses recipes for starring roasts and tasty leftovers.
Thanksgiving side dishes that celebrate their German roots and the flavors of the season.
Soup can be an elegant, light appetizer to whet your appetite or it can be a substantial meal that satisfies your hunger. The Germans are great soup makers and find many opportunities to serve hot, steaming bowls of homemade soups. Vegetables, meat broths, sliced cold meats, sausages and creamy cheese, even sauerkraut and fruits can all form the basis of a good German soup. Germans have a wonderful variety of accompaniments for soup - dumplings, pancakes shreds, noodles, croutons and toast.