Top 12 Absolutely Delicious German Side Dish Recipes You NEED To Make ASAP! 😋

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From the tangy and sweet sauerkraut that pairs perfectly with sausages, to the creamy and comforting goodness of Kartoffelsalat (potato salad), German side dishes are all about delivering bold flavors and satisfying textures.

If you’re on the hunt for some incredible side dishes to elevate your meals, you’re in for a treat! This article will guide you through the Top 12 Absolutely Delicious German Side Dish Recipes that you absolutely need to try as soon as possible.

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Here’s why: German cuisine is rich, hearty, and bursting with flavors that will make any dish memorable. And what I love about these recipes is how they can transform a simple main dish into a complete, mouth-watering feast.

Whether you’re planning a cozy family dinner or an extravagant holiday feast, these German side dishes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. They are a testament to the diversity and depth of German cooking, bringing the warmth and tradition of Germany right to your kitchen.

So, let’s dive in and discover these must-make recipes that are sure to impress everyone at your table!

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Top 12 Absolutely Delicious German Side Dish Recipes You NEED To Make ASAP! 😋

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Schupfnudeln – German Potato Noodles – by Mission Food Adventure


Spätzle – German Noodles – by Binky’s Culinary Carnival

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Kasespätzle with Bacon – German Mac & Cheese – by Carne Diem


Pretzels – by
Carne Diem


Sauerkraut – by Caroha

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RotkohlBraised German Red Cabbage – by Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen

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Kartoffelsalat Salad – German Potato Salad – by KopyKat

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Erdäpfelsalat – Bavarian Potato Salad – by Two Cloves Kitchen


Kartoffelpuffer – German Potato Pancakes – by The Forked Spoon

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Rote Beete Salat– Red Beet Salad – by Savas Kitchen

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Selleriesalat – German Celeriac Salad – by We Eat At Last

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Eiersalat – German Egg Salad – by We Eat At Last

You can also find more potato-based dishes that you can use for German side dishes here.

As you explore these top 12 absolutely delicious German side dish recipes, you’ll find a delightful array of flavors, textures, and traditions that will elevate any meal. From the comforting Kartoffelsalat to the hearty Rotkohl, each recipe carries the rich culinary heritage of Germany straight to your table.

Don’t hesitate to try these recipes and bring a taste of Germany into your kitchen. Whether for a festive occasion or a casual dinner, these side dishes are sure to impress and satisfy your guests, leaving everyone craving more!

Check out the 7 quickest German dishes you can make at home here and our guide to the top 12 dinner dishes you can serve with these side dishes here. You can also find all our best German food recipes and guides here.

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