German Recipes

German Recipes

Basic cooking and baking with these authentic German recipes are easy. Choose from hundreds of authentic German recipes all home cooked by Oma. Pick from a variety of appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, salads and desserts to create an unforgettable meal. The starter could be one of the soups. Afterward followed by an authentic sauerbraten served with yeast dumplings and red cabbage and ending with a pastry or pudding.

Oma’s German recipes are easy to prepare. First, you find the list of ingredients and hints how and where to find them or what to use as a substitute. Pictures show step by step how to prepare the food and what gadgets to use before finishing the dish.

You will find German recipes for holidays, festivities, and everyday cooking as well as for a barbecue in the garden and typical party snacks. The desserts are consisting of a variety of cakes, pastries, fruit, puddings and of course the famous German Christmas cookies and stollen.

Browse through these traditional German recipes, and I am sure you will find the one or other dish that you like, and that might remind you of your childhood or your Oma.

Stuffed Turkey Recipe

Oma’s Stuffed Turkey Recipe with Apples and Chestnuts for Thanksgiving

Stuffed Turkey Recipe Stuffed Turkey Recipe with apples and chestnuts. Stuffed Turkey is called gefuellter Truthahn in Germany. Instructions for Stuffed Turkey Recipe THAWING TIME: If you’re bringing home a frozen turkey, you need to consider the time it takes for it to properly thaw. You have two choices in this regard. One, store it […]

Green Bean Recipe

Green Bean Recipe with Chanterelles and Corn

Green Bean Recipe This Green Bean Recipe is always a great side dish for holidays. It is easy to prepare ahead of time and easy to place the finished dish in the freezer. Ingredients for Green Bean Recipe: 1000 g (2.2 lb.) of green beans 4–6 ears of corn 300 g (10.5 oz) of Chanterelles […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potatoes Casserole with Apples in Maple Syrup – Süβkartoffeln in Ahornsyrup

Sweet Potato Casserole Sweet potato casserole is called Suesskartoffelauflauf in German. Ingredients: 2.2 kg (4.85 pounds) of sweet potatoes 3–4 apples (depending on size) 80 g (2.82 ounces) of butter 50-100 ml (1.69-3.38 ounces) of maple syrup (depending on apples you use) For the topping:  1 tablespoon of butter 2 tablespoons of brown sugar Preparation: […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup with Carrots and Potatoes

Butternut Squash Soup This butternut squash soup with carrots and potatoes is easy to prepare and a great appetizer for Thanksgiving. Ingredients: 1200 g (2.64 pounds) of butternut squash 400 g (14.1 ounces) of potatoes 2 large carrots 2 medium-size onions 2 chicken bouillon cubes 500 ml (16.9 ounces) of water 2 tablespoons of sugar […]

Homemade Cornbread

Homemade Cornbread – Maisbrot

Homemade Cornbread Homemade Cornbread is made with buttermilk. Easy to prepare and finished in a cupcake pan. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups of  yellow plain corn meal ½ cup of all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of baking soda 2 teaspoons of Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (OR) baking powder 1 […]

Danube Wave Cake Recipe

Danube Wave Cake Recipe — Snow White Cake

Danube Wave Cake Recipe This Danube Wave Cake recipe is a traditional buttercream cake recipe in Germany. The Danube Wave Cake is called Donauwellen in Germany and is also known as Snow White Cake.  Ingredients for Danube Wave Cake Recipe: 250 g (8.81 oz) of butter OR margarine 200 g (7 oz) of sugar 1 […]

Cinnamon Pears

Cinnamon Pears Topped with Cranberry Sauce – Gefüllte Birnen mit Preiselbeeren

Cinnamon Pears Cinnamon Pears with cranberries are a typical German side dish for poultry or venison. You have two choices. You can buy a can of pear halves and fill them with canned jellied cranberry sauce or you go The Oma Way and make the pears from scratch. If you are short of time or […]

Pumpkin Liqueur Cupcakes

Pumpkin Liqueur Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Liqueur Cupcakes These Pumpkin Liqueur Cupcakes are easy to make. They are a nice decoration for your Thanksgiving dessert table. Ingredients for Pumpkin Liqueur Cupcakes: 125 g (4.4 oz) of all-purpose flour 125 g (4.4 oz) of potato starch OR corn starch 250 g (8.8 oz) of powdered sugar 1 package of Dr. Oetker […]

Pickled Sweet & Sour Butternut Squash

Pickled Butternut Squash Pickled butternut squash is easy to prepare and has many ways to be served as a side dish. Ingredients: 1000 g (2.2 pounds) of diced butternut squash 500 ml (8.45 oz) of white wine vinegar 250 ml (16.9 oz) of water 500 g (17.6 oz) of sugar Juice from one lemon Grated […]

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce – Apfelbrei

Homemade Applesauce A homemade Applesauce recipe is easy to prepare. You can use peeled or unpeeled apples. The Applesauce only takes 4-10 minutes to cook. Applesauce is called Apfelbrei in Germany. Ingredients for homemade Applesauce recipe: 2 kg (4.4 lb.) of apples (McIntosh, Braeburn, or Fuji) ½ cup of water 4 tablespoons of  sugar cinnamon (optional) […]