German Beer Sausage and Potatoes
Celebrate Oktoberfest this year with this tasty comfort food. This one pan German Beer Sausage and Potatoes has all the flavors you’re looking for in a typically German stew, Weisswurst, potatoes, mustard, apples and, of course, German beer.
It doesn’t get any more German than this Weisswurst Eintopf (sausage one pot, in German).
It’s like a Germany sausage and potato casserole made with traditional sausage, the sauce is so delicious because of the grainy mustard seeds and German (Bavarian) beer. Munich, which is in the state of Bavaria, is traditionally where Oktoberfest takes place.
A German sausage from the state of Bavaria that is pale in color. Made from minced pork and veal with spices and herbs added for flavor.
When is German Oktoberfest?
Did you know that Oktoberfest is not the entire month of October? It starts the middle of September to the beginning of October.
Oktoberfest 2023 is Saturday 16th September to Tuesday 3rd October.
Bratwurst is the traditional sausage produced in the Thüringen and Franconia regions of Germany. Darker in color than weisswurst, it uses different cuts of pork with added spices like mace, ginger, allspice and lemon zest.
Bratwurst is one of my favorite German foods, especially when served with sautéed onions and peppers like my Beer Braised Bratwurst (Bier Bratwurst).
If you’ve ever been to Germany, they sell sausages everywhere. It is a popular snack item that is sometimes served with just grainy or spicy mustard. I used the grainy for this recipe which has amazing flavor and texture that is added from the mustard seeds.
When it comes to the beer for this stew, I went with a traditional Bavarian beer. There are 3 that I find in many grocery stores, Spaten Lowenbrau and Paulaner and all are excellent choices. I used Spaten this time ‘round.
If you want to get in on the Oktoberfest celebrations, I have a few more Oktoberfest recipes:
- Cheese Stuffed Soft Pretzels
- Creamy German Beer Cheese Soup
- Curry Ketchup (Currywurst Sauce)
- Slow Cooker Beer Bratwurst with Onions and Peppers
German Sausage and Potatoes Serving Suggestions
This beer, sausage and potatoes are perfect on their own, but why not serve with a side of sauerkraut or cabbage? You can also add seasonal vegetables like carrots, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash or pumpkin.