Casual Game Day Fare

Whenever 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 — hearty soups and stews, sandwiches, or a selection of German snack foods will do the trick.

Here are some of our 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).

Special Offer! Get the Game Day Sampler Box. We’ve created a German snack foods sampler box containing German sausages, beer-mug shaped pasta, salty snacks, and Germany’s favorite condiments, available at TheTasteOfGermany.com. Get the party going! Then prepare and serve the following:

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 Goulash Soup

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 Cheese and Beer Soup with Whole Grain Croutons

German cheeses and beer combine with touches of chili and whole grain in a tasty soup with a warming color and flavor.

Berlin Potato Soup

A German potato and winter vegetable soup with bacon and sausage, Berlin-style.

Dark Beer Onion Soup

Onion soup with a Bavarian Oktoberfest twist, quick and easy to make.

Colorful Beef Stew

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.

German-inspired Reuben sandwich

Though both New York and Omaha claim to be home of the famous Reuben sandwich, it is actually created using German ingredients.

Party Sandwiches

German party sandwich ideas from Roz Denny ‘Modern German Cooking.’ German breads, meats and cheese make a party sandwich platter with garnishes.

German Barbecued Pork Sandwich

Serve these über-deutsche sandwiches for a casual party, with potato salad and a cold lager or pilsner.

Sauerkraut and Prosciutto Tray Pizza

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 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

Winning Desserts

Every party deserves a luscious finale and we recommend the following:

Tangerine Coconut cake

This lemon cake with a filling of whipped cream, tangerines and coconuts makes a perfect summertime cake.

Lübecker Almond Marzipan Cake

100% marzipan (almond-sugar paste), enrobed in the finest of bittersweet chocolate, all wrapped up in a handsome gift box.

German Chocolate Pumpernickel Pudding with Apricot-Raspberry Compote.

A German chocolate almond pumpernickel pudding served with a homemade spiced apricot raspberry compote. Rich and delicious!