Celebrate the German festival with juicy bratwurst.

By F&W Editors
September 19, 2016
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Oktoberfest is here! Grab a beer and cook up a platter of delicious sausages.

Sautéed German Sausages with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut 

Juicy bratwurst’s perfect mate is a side of tangy braised sauerkraut.

Smoked Pork Sausage with Hard-Cider Sauce 

This homey dish pairs smoky grilled pork sausages with sweet-and-tangy cider sauce and caraway-flecked broccoli.

Sausages with Grilled-Onion Chowchow 

Both the sausages and the chunky relish are grilled in this dish.


Any type of sausage is delicious with smoky, spicy chowchow.

RELATED: Classic Chowchow Recipe

Pan-Seared Sausages with Apples 

This is the perfect way to eat sausages in the fall.

Bratwurst with Mustardy Fried Potatoes and Braised Cabbage 

Tender, citrus-spiced, glazed red cabbage takes the place of the traditional sauerkraut in this vibrant dish.

Grilled Brats and Onions with Parsley Sauce 

The bright, lemony parsley sauce is incredible with grilled bratwursts.

Sausage Mixed Grill 

Any and all sausages are welcome in this delicious feast. We like to use breakfast sausage, weisswurst and either hot or sweet Italian sausage.

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Load up on a variety of sausages including traditional German weisswurt for a huge grilled feast.

Garlicky Broccoli Rabe with Sausage and Peppers 


This vegetable-heavy dish is a surprisingly healthy way to prepare sausages.

RELATED: What is Broccoli Rabe? (And How Should You Cook It?)

Smoked Sausage-and-Sauerkraut Soup 

The beauty of this soup is its simplicity: There’s no browning involved; the ingredients just simmer together in one pot.

RELATED: More Sausage Recipes
Spicy Stewed Sausages with Three Peppers