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15 Beer-infused recipes for Oktoberfest

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Infuse your Oktoberfest menu with beer, beer and more beer! From appetizers to main courses to dessert, we’ve got you covered with recipes to make your bash even boozier. Prost!

15 Beer-infused recipes for Oktoberfest | SheKnows.com

Appetizers and light bites

1

Chipotle beer cheese dip

Chipotle beer cheese dip

Take a spicy, smoky dip with this creamy appetizer.

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2

Warm cheesy beer dip with soft pretzels

Warm cheesy beer dip with soft pretzels

Cheese and beer — need we say more?

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3

Beer-battered onion rings

Beer-battered onion rings

These onion rings are baked, not fried, so you can save your calories for the beer!

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4

Beer-braised chicken sliders

 15 Beer-infused recipes for Oktoberfest

Cooking in beer makes this chicken extra-tender.

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Soups, stews and sides

5

Beer and cheddar cheese soup

Beer and cheddar cheese soup

Serve this soup in mini bread bowls for a fun and edible presentation.

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6

Oktoberfest stew

Oktoberfest stew

This soup has all the Oktoberfest essential ingredients: Pork, beer and sauerkraut.

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7

Guinness and onion soup

Guinness and onion soup

Classic onion soup gets spiked with stout beer.

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8

Beer macaroni and cheese

Beer macaroni and cheese

We love any mac 'n' cheese, but when it's made with wheat ale it's even better!

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9

Jalapeño pale ale cornbread

Jalapeño pale ale cornbread

A little spice gives this cornbread tons of extra flavor.

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Main dishes

10

Beer-braised brats with onions

Main dishes Beer-braised brats with onions

It wouldn't be Oktoberfest with brats!

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11

Beer-marinated pork chops with peach salsa

Beer-marinated pork chops with peach salsa

Peach salsa puts these chops over the top.

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12

Beer can chicken

Beer can chicken

Make your chicken tipsy by grilling it on a can of beer.

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Desserts and sweets

13

Ancho chili-spiced cocoa porter PubCakes

Ancho chili-spiced cocoa porter PubCakes

Chocolate cake, a hint of spice and a little beer makes the perfect dessert.

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14

Chocolate pretzel beer toffee

Chocolate pretzel beer toffee

This sweet and salty treat is infused with amber ale.

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15

Lemon beer loaf cake

Lemon beer loaf cake

With beer in the cake and beer in the icing, this lemon loaf is a great Oktoberfest choice.

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