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German Thanksgiving Feast



  • Serves 8
  • Cooks in 300 mins (60m prep + 240m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

German inspired Thanksgiving

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. 2.Place the turkey in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 3 to 4 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  3. 3.In a large pot, combine sauerkraut, bratwurst, and 1 cup of water. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. 4.In a separate pot, boil the potatoes until tender. Drain and return to the pot.
  5. 5.In a small skillet, sauté the onion and garlic in butter until softened. Add the mixture to the potatoes along with the heavy cream, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, and black pepper. Mash until well combined.
  6. 6.Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 20 minutes before carving.
  7. 7.Serve the turkey with sauerkraut, bratwurst, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy.
  8. 8.Enjoy your German-inspired Thanksgiving feast!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor a crispy turkey skin, brush the turkey with melted butter before roasting.
  • chevron_rightAdd a splash of white wine to the sauerkraut and bratwurst mixture for extra flavor.
  • chevron_rightMake the mashed potatoes ahead of time and reheat in the oven before serving.
  • chevron_rightDon't forget to save the turkey bones for a flavorful homemade stock.