Oktoberfest 2021 may be canceled in Munich, but you can still celebrate this iconic festival at home with these three German-inspired and beer-infused recipes.

Oktoberfest Sausage, Potato & Beer Glaze Skewers

Simple to make (and leaves one hand free for a nice cold pint).  


  • 12 mini potatoes
  • 1 (12-oz) packet kielbasa, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Fresh ground pepper


Step 1: Heat grill to medium-high heat. If baking in the oven, heat to 350(degrees) making sure to turn skewers every 5 mins.

Step 2: Slice halfway through each potato several times to create the “hasselback” look.

Step 3: Slice kielbasa to 1 in. slices.

Step 4: Slice yellow onion to 1 in. squares.

Step 5: Alternate potatoes, kielbasa and onions on 10″ skewers.

Step 6: Whisk together maple syrup, beer and salt.

Step 7: Drizzle half of mixture over skewers

Step 8: Grill skewers, basting with beer sauce until golden brown and piping hot.

Step 9: Garnish with pepper and parsley. Serve with grainy mustard for dipping, if desired


Garlic Knots with Beer-Cheddar Sauce

Delicious, creamy and sure to become a favorite in your home.  



  • Pre-made pretzel dough

Garlic Butter

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, chopped (plus 3 whole cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Beer Cheddar Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup beer (pale ale)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated



Step 1: Roll and slice pre-made pretzel dough into 1 in. thick by 6″ long pieces. Twist into knots.

Step 2: Bake for 20 mins. at 350(degrees) until golden brown. Set aside.


Beer-Cheddar Sauce

Step 1: Heat a sauce pot over medium-high heat.

Step 2: Melt the butter and add the flour.

Step 3: Whisk together to form a paste and cook for a few seconds to develop a nutty flavor.

Step 4: Slowly stream in the milk, beer and Worcestershire sauce, whisking constantly until smooth and well incorporated.

Step 5: Cook for about 5 minutes, and allow to thicken.

Step 6: Add the mustard and season with salt and pepper.

Step 7: Remove from heat and add the cheese.

Step 8: Stir with a wooden spoon until melted and smooth.

Step 9: Serve warm with the garlic knots. Enjoy!!


Garlic Butter Sauce 

Step 1: Melt the butter and add the oil.

Step 2: Throw in the chopped and whole garlic cloves, and cook for a few minutes until the garlic becomes tender and lightly browned.

Step 3: Stir in the chopped parsley and cook for a few seconds.

Step 4: Lower the heat to low and allow to cook for about 5 minutes to develop the flavor.

Step 5: Brush the knots with the warm garlic butter. Dip in beer cheddar sauce and enjoy!


Käsespätzle (German Mac and Cheese)

Nothing says Oktoberfest like beer cheese! 


  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Emmental cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives plus more for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 pkg (17oz.) spaetzle noodle
  • 1 pkg Crispy Fried Onions


Step 1: In a small bowl combine shredded Emmental cheese, heavy cream, and chopped chives.

Step 2: Heat up the butter in a 9-10-inch cast iron pan over medium heat.

Step 3: When the butter is hot add the spaetzle. Cook over medium-high heat until they’re golden brown on the edges and slightly crispy.

Step 4: Add the cheese mixture and stir to combine.

Step 5: Put the pan under your broiler for about 2-3 minutes until the top gets golden brown.

Step 6: Garnish with chopped chives and crispy fried onions.

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