Recipe Collections – Easy German Meal Ideas for Busy Moms and Dads

Are you worn out after a busy work day and too tired to prepare a five course meal for your loved ones? Here are some fast and easy, not to mention tasty, meals for the whole family.

Noodle Soup with Fresh Peas & Prosciutto

Creamy, heavy split pea soup is traditional in Germany. This modern take on it is a much lighter, more healthful version, with lean German-imported smoked prosciutto, which is available diced, as well as fresh spring peas. It would be an appropriate Abendbrot meal, along with some hearty German bread or a thin cheese sandwich.

Beet Salad

This light salad would be perfect with a thin sandwich of hearty German bread and Black Forest ham. Instead of using cheese and walnuts separately, it saves a step by using a walnut-studded soft cheese imported from Germany. And the pickled beets bring only 8 calories to the recipe per serving.

Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Onions and Apples

Starting with a mix makes these potato pancakes quick and easy; the added flavors of apples, caramelized onions and sour cream or quark make them delicious.

Sausage Skewers with Mango and Bell Pepper (Bratwurstspiess mit Mango und Paprika)

With only three ingredients, this dish is surely simple, and the mango brings unexpected color and flavor to grilled sausage skewers.

Stuffed Veal Cutlet (Gefülltes Kalbsschnitzel)

These breaded cutlets have a filling of mozzarella, basil and tomato.