When friends and family gather ’round the tv for the big game, it’s is a perfect opportunity to introduce the crowd to unique and modern German flavors. Game Day entertaining need not be elaborate — through the season, playoffs, and the final championships, pro-sports or Olympics competition — hearty soups and stews, sandwiches, or a selection of German snack foods will do the trick.
Here are some of our game day favorites — sure crowd-pleasers no matter the sport — football, soccer, basketball or whatever. All are delicious party foods, and are great accompanied by authentic German craft brews, or sparkling mineral water for the designated driver.
Super Bowls of Soup and Stew
Cool weather and active sports create big appetites, and these hearty bowls are easy to love and simple to serve.
German version of goulash soup, adapted from a recipe by Chef Ludger Szmania at SZMANIA’S in Seattle, in honor of his mother Mathilde Szmania.
German cheeses and beer combine with touches of chili and whole grain in a tasty soup with a warming color and flavor.
A German potato and winter vegetable soup with bacon and sausage, Berlin-style.
Onion soup with a Bavarian Oktoberfest twist, quick and easy to make.
Classic beef stew German style, a wonderfully warming and colorful version of a favorite one-pot winter meal.
Goal Worthy Sandwiches and More
German breads, meats and cheese easily combine to make great sandwiches or pizza.
Though both New York and Omaha claim to be home of the famous Reuben sandwich, it is actually created using German ingredients.
German party sandwich ideas from Roz Denny ‘Modern German Cooking.’ German breads, meats and cheese make a party sandwich platter with garnishes.
Serve these über-deutsche sandwiches for a casual party, with potato salad and a cold lager or pilsner.
Discover the versatility of sauerkraut and add a healthy touch to your pizza with this tasty supper treat. A real crowd-pleaser full of German flavors.
Keep It Simple with Ready-made Snack Foods
For a great game day buffet spread with even less effort, how about Bavarian-style Weisswuerste with curry ketchup, peanut flips and Düsseldorf mustard? Or whole grain breads with Allgäu cheese and crunchy German barrel pickles? You can find these ingredients at local stores, or online at our webshop TheTasteOfGermany.com
Game Day’s Winning Desserts
Every party deserves a luscious finale and we recommend the following:
This lemon cake with a filling of whipped cream, tangerines and coconuts brings a little taste of summer to dessert.
100% marzipan (almond-sugar paste), enrobed in the finest of bittersweet chocolate, all wrapped up in a handsome gift box.
A German chocolate almond pumpernickel pudding served with a homemade spiced apricot raspberry compote. Rich and delicious!