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15 Beer-infused recipes for Oktoberfest

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

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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!

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Appetizers and light bites

1

Chipotle beer cheese dip

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Take a spicy, smoky dip with this creamy appetizer.

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2

Warm cheesy beer dip with soft pretzels

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Cheese and beer — need we say more?

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3

Beer-battered onion rings

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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

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Cooking in beer makes this chicken extra-tender.

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Soups, stews and sides

5

Beer and cheddar cheese soup

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

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6

Oktoberfest stew

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

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7

Guinness and onion soup

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Classic onion soup gets spiked with stout beer.

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8

Beer macaroni and cheese

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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

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A little spice gives this cornbread tons of extra flavor.

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Main dishes

10

Beer-braised brats with onions

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It wouldn't be Oktoberfest with brats!

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11

Beer-marinated pork chops with peach salsa

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Peach salsa puts these chops over the top.

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12

Beer can chicken

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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

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

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14

Chocolate pretzel beer toffee

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This sweet and salty treat is infused with amber ale.

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15

Lemon beer loaf cake

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

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