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Sausage and Sauerkraut

This is a recipe from a sweet old German lady I used to attend church with. Allow for plenty of time to prepare and cook this dish. It is definitely worth the time and effort! Serve with hot German potato...


Juicy Roasted Chicken

My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating...


Traditional Sauerbraten

I found two slightly different hand written versions of this, my Grandmother's recipe. Born in Nekkar am Rhein in the 1904, she naturally learned to cook traditional German meals as a young woman and didn't...

Author: Chris Simpler

German Beef Rouladen

This is another great German recipe that reminds me of my mom's wonderful cooking. Enjoy this unique and delicious dish!

Author: DebbyO

German Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

As a soldier during WWII my Dad learned to make this hearty pork dish from a local German woman during the Allied occupation of Germany. I don't know the German name for it, but it is delicious!

Author: Pat Mathena Oglesby

Real Homemade Bologna

This is the REAL homemade bologna and it is simply delicious! My Grandmother made this and gave the recipe to my Mom, and she gave it to me! You can say it is passed down! I am not a real big fan of Bologna,...



This easy German recipe is one of our favorites. Boneless pork chops can also be substituted for veal and taste excellent!

Author: Loves2CookinMN

German Rouladen

Meat rolls filled with bacon, onions and pickles. Delicious, easy recipe learned while visiting Germany.

Author: Ron Oldham

Slow Cooker German Style Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Potatoes

Pork loin becomes tender and delicious cooked slowly with sauerkraut and caraway seeds. This gets raves from my German father. My Irish husband loves it too!

Author: Dianemwj

Pfeffernusse Cookies

I have searched far and wide for a recipe that mimics my favorite, store-bought version of these cookies. I think, after days of thrown-out cookies, I have come as close as I can get.

Author: Thebeansma

German Apple Cake I

This German Apple Cake is a moist dense cake that keeps well. It has been a family favorite for twenty years.

Author: Barbara

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

The original hamburger, these are served like a flattened meatball with some steamed string beans and salad. I also like to use this recipe to make Swedish meatballs (but omit the paprika). My Aunt in...

Author: Amy

Chef John's Beef Rouladen

For something that looks and tastes as impressive as this beef rouladen, it's actually one of the simplest stuffed meat recipes I know. You can pretty much use any cheap cut of beef; I used round steak,...

Author: Chef John

Crispy Roasted Chicken

This oven-roasted chicken is inspired by the Brathaehnchen served commonly in Bavarian Biergartens, small shops, and food carts. You can serve this chicken with many side dishes, but favorites are fried...

Author: Doc Simonson

Gluehwein (German Mulled Wine)

This tasty mulled-wine is a German Christmas specialty. It is the signature drink at Christmas markets across Germany and it warms you from the inside out!

Author: Eurocook


This is a family favorite of ours, my mom got the recipe from a German lady when we lived in Germany. You may use tenderized veal in place of the cube steaks in this recipe.

Author: Dianne

Beer Glazed Brats and Sauerkraut

I came up with this recipe, because simply simmering sausages in beer and onions tasted weak. I was looking for a more intense beer flavor with a little bite, and this is it. A very satisfying dish if...

Author: JTk364


This is a delicious dish I ordered again and again when I was stationed in Germany with the Army. It is best served with French fries to clean up the remaining gravy and a nice garden salad.

Author: DSPIRAL73

Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)

I fell in love with apfelkuchen when I was in 6th grade. Our teacher let us order from a local German bakery and eat our treats in class once a month. These flavors bring back wonderful memories.

Author: Adrienne Gardner

German Homemade Marzipan

It is super easy to make your own marzipan. This authentic German recipe is made without eggs and needs only 2 ingredients, whole almonds and confectioners' sugar. If you like, you can flavor it with almond...

Author: transatlantikkoch

Traditional German Sauerbraten

This sour beef dish was often cooked by my German grandmother. It is perfect for any Oktoberfest celebration and is sure to get many rave reviews. My wife was not so hot on the idea of sour beef until...

Author: Jerry

Kate's Easy German Sauerbraten

This is a slow-cooker version of a classic German recipe. Sauerbraten is often served with red cabbage and spaetzle noodles.

Author: kateshort

Cabbage and Kielbasa

This Octoberfest treat is simple to make and so tasty!


Christmas Stollen

I got this recipe while I was head baker at London's Dorchester Hotel. It's packed with dried fruit and filled with a marzipan surprise.

Author: Lee Smith

German Lebkuchen

A German honey Christmas cookie made with molasses.

Author: HILARY2000

German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

Zwiebelkuchen is an onion pie from Swabia, in south-central Germany. It is a special time of year, in the fall, when the mom & pop winemakers will open a BasinWirtschaft in their barn or garage. They serve...

Author: Bill Whitford

Quark (Homemade Cheese)

I discovered Quark at a farmers market and instantly fell in love, but it's been difficult to find in stores. This recipe is a fine replacement for more expensive creme fraiche and pairs well with fresh...

Author: Darin R. Molnar

Easy Made German Quark

This is a German product that can be thought of as a cross between cream cheese and yogurt. It's a primary ingredient for German cheesecake.

Author: FrankW

Hot German Buttered Noodles

If you have ever been to the Bavarian inn in Frankenmuth MI this what they use on top of their hot buttered noodles (crushed Ritz buttery crackers). I can taste them just writing this. Yum Yum. I use Maggi...

Author: The unknown chef

German Dumplings (Spaetzle or Kniffles) for Soup or Saute

When our church decided to host a "German Reformation Night" dinner, I went hunting for authentic German recipes. Here is one that fits the bill. There are two ways to make the dumplings (explained below)....

Author: Debber

Sugar Zwieback

A German, twice-baked cookie with a crisp sugar crust.

Author: Maria

Fried Cabbage and Egg Noodles

This is a German recipe from my Grandmother. It's cabbage that is lightly browned in butter and mixed with egg noodles and browned lightly for a wonderful, hearty, and fast dish.

Author: judi

Traditional Springerle

We have made these very traditional German cookies every year since I was a child. My mother remembers her grandmother making them with this recipe that has been in our family for generations. The molds...



A lean version of a German beef and cabbage filled roll. They freeze very well, and are good dipped in mustard.


Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake II

A delicious chocolate cake with an ingredient best kept secret.

Author: Jane Hammer


A yeasted German-style coffee cake with a cinnamon sugar topping.

Author: JBS BOX

Spaetzle Noodles

There's more to Oktoberfest than tipping a stein and turning up the oom-pah-pah. There are all the rib-sticking dishes of Bavarian cuisine. Along with sauerbraten and sausages, schnitzel remain an Oktoberfest...

Author: JackieOhNo

Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich) II

Mmmm!! This German dessert is my boyfriend's and my favourite!! It is bread like with a sugary-almond crunchy crust and a vanilla pudding filling! MUST TRY!

Author: Carol Chung

Authentic German Cheesecake

My mom searched for years for an authentic German cheesecake recipe, but Germans use 'quark', an ingredient not readily available in the U.S. This recipe uses cottage cheese in place of quark and makes...


Old German Honey Cookies

I got this recipe from my grandmother who got it from her grandmother. She had to translate it and then figure out measurements. The original recipe called for "enough flour to make a dough". Thankfully...

Author: Darlene

Knoephla/Knepfla Soup

This is a popular creamy chicken stock soup with diced potatoes, carrot, celery and onion with little dumplings dropped in after the veggies have just become tender. I actually submitted this recently...

Author: BinkyKat

German Rhubarb Streusel Cake

Rhubarb cake (Rhabarberkuchen) is very popular in Germany and this version is especially delicious. It is fairly quick and easy to make since the dough for the crust and the streusel are the same. Try...

Author: selbstversorgerin

Pan Fried Rainbow Trout

My most memorable meal to date was many years ago when our family was on a European vacation. We stopped at an inn on the Plansee in Austria (Tyrol). The rainbow trout was freshly caught from the lake...

Author: PanNan

Jaeger Schnitzel

This is wonderful. Breaded and fried cubed pork with mushrooms and hunter gravy over a bed of noodles. Serve with a salad and a hunk of thick crusty bread.

Author: Helene Rose-Carson

Kraut Bierocks

These meat-and-cabbage-mixture filled sweet rolls make a great main dish, and are also great as a snack. They reheat well, so leftovers are also great! Sauerkraut can be used in place of the cabbage for...

Author: Kim Van Pelt

Red Currant Pie

I got this recipe from a friend in Germany. It's a delicious way to incorporate red currants into baking.


German Schwenkbraten

This was a family favorite when we were stationed in Germany with the Air Force. They are delicious with potato salad, a baguette, or crusty rolls. Hope you enjoy!

Author: Kimberly McCutcheon-Seabolt

Awesome German Coleslaw

Make and share this Awesome German Coleslaw recipe from Food.com.

Author: Boo Chef in West Te

Sauerkraut Soup

Make and share this Sauerkraut Soup recipe from Food.com.

Author: Mom2Rose

Simple Stovetop Amish Chicken

In my family, we call this simple stove top recipe for chicken Chicken Pot Pie. It is not very pie like, but a very classic German/Amish dish. This is one of my very favorites, I learned to make it with...

Author: IamPatSajak