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Essential Oktoberfest Recipes

Essential Oktoberfest Recipes

Strap on your lederhosen and crank up the polka, it’s officially Oktoberfest. This 200-year old festival is a fun-filled homage to Bavarian culture and of course, beer. But you certainly don’t need to be in Munich to celebrate. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be Oktoberfest. These 10 essential Oktoberfest recipes will help you get your fill of beer, pretzels, brats and kraut any time of the year. 

pretzel pot pie

Oktoberfest Pretzel & Bratwurst Pot Pie

Trust us, you’ll never go back to regular pot pie again after trying this version. Soft homemade pretzels are baked over a creamy filling of bratwurst, cheddar, and beer. Prost! 

Beer Braised Pork Belly

This traditional Bavarian pork roast is made with succulent pork belly rubbed in our beer-infused Cock-a-Doodle Brew Rub, then smoked and braised in a beer and Honey Dipper jus.

brat kraut bites

Beer, Brat & Kraut Bites

These addictive bites are filled with brats, tangy kraut, and cream cheese then rolled in Panko breadcrumbs and baked until crispy and golden. Best served with a cold, frothy beer and a side of mustard. 

Honey Mustard Soft Pretzels

The only way a warm and buttery homemade soft pretzel gets any better is when it gets a dusting of sweet and tangy honey mustard. These Jackpot-infused pretzels are pillowy soft twists of gold.

oktoberfest beer can chicken

Oktoberfest Beer Can Chicken 

Brew up major flavor with this German version of Beer Can Chicken. Swap out your Bud for a rich Bavarian lager that'll add malty sweetness and moisture to your standard roasted chicken. Let the feasting commence. 

Roasted Pork Shanks

All great Oktoberfest recipes start with pork and beer. These roasted pork shanks tick all the boxes and make for a pretty epic feast at your backyard biergarten. The shanks are made the traditional way: boiled in a caraway seed infused stock then scored, seasoned in our honey ale rub, and roasted until skin is crisp.

brat kraut stuffed pretzels

Brat & Kraut Stuffed Pretzels

Can you really have enough brat, kraut, and pretzels? These easy-to-make stuffed pretzels are perfect for game day or your backyard Oktoberfest celebration. 


German Potato Dumplings

No German menu is complete without schnitzel, thinly pounded pork chops coated in breading and fried until crispy and golden. This easy version is served on a hard roll with heaps of stone ground mustard.

Jackpot Schnitzel Sandwich

Crispy, crunchy and packed with flavor, this Pork Cutlet sandwich (also known as schnitzel) gets a major boost from our tangy and sweet Jackpot Rub & Sauce. The best part? It's stacked on top of a soft, pillowy homemade pretzel roll. But don't worry if you're not feeling as ambitious, a store-bought pretzel roll tastes great too!

homemade pretzels

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Master the art of homemade soft pretzels (or brezen) and you've opened the floodgates to a pretzel-laden feast any Bavarian would be proud of. This versatile step-by-step recipe can be used to make pretzel bites, sticks, rolls or anything else you can imagine. 



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