Oktoberfest

Three pretzel rolls on a piece of parchment.

Pretzel Rolls

You’re gonna be astounded at just how easy pretzel rolls are to make at home. And yes, they taste like the real authentic German deal.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 54
Soft pretzels of assorted shapes and sizes on a wooden surface.

Soft Pretzels

Authentic German-style soft pretzels with dark and burnished crusts, yeasty and chewy centers, and, natch the irresistible crunch of coarse salt.

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  • 10 H
  • 39
An oval platter filled with homemade spaetzle.

Homemade Spaetzle

Spaetzle is like homemade pasta but without all that fussy rolling out, which makes it as easy as it is satisfying. Not to mention cheap as can be.

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Four cooked bratwurst and sauerkraut, along with mashed potatoes and grainy mustard in separate dishes beside the skillet containing the bratwurst.

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

A German classic, perfected–and embellished with the addition of bacon. Simple enough for weeknight cravings as well as lazy weekend entertaining. Beer optional.

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  • 45 M
  • 2
An earthenware bowl partially filled with kohlrabi kraut.

Kohlrabi Kraut

Turn that alien-looking vegetable turns into something that’s surprising as well as satisfying.

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A plum kuchen on a sheet of parchment with three slices cut from it and a collection of forks, a spoon, and two coffee cups nearby.

Plum Kuchen

Breakfast. Brunch. Onesies. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there’s no time of day or night that we don’t welcome this classic plum kuchen.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
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A stack of grilled beer braised bratwurst covered in sauerkraut.

Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst

We can almost see the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.

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  • 45 M
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An oval serving bowl filled with German potato salad

German Potato Salad

Classic German comfort food made with a hot and tangy vinegar dressing and and crisp bacon. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 7
A glass casserole dish filled with golden brown easy scalloped potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Weeknight comfort food with ease. That’s what we’re talking about when it comes to these easy scalloped potatoes. Barely any effort or time. Lotsa payoff.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
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