➤ by Lydia Fulson
Find German sides and mains to serve with twice-baked potatoes! There are so many great recipes that make the ultimate perfect pairing to these deliciously cheesy potatoes.
Now, THIS is one of the best non-German family favorite recipes. Although it's not German, you're sure to recognize some of these recipes from your childhood in Germany.
As you scroll through these recipes, you'll find mains, veggies, and more! Keep an eye out for anything that catches your eye, follow the links and get cooking!
I've been waiting for this one! Twice-baked potatoes have been one of my favorite recipes since I was young. Oma introduced me to them, and I've never gone back! The scrumptious potato filling packed with sour cream and cheesy goodness is irresistible. Sprinkle on a combination of cheddar and mozzarella for something different.
The photo you see above is actually my very own twice-baked potatoes made in the air fryer! Some of the best things about making these in the fryer are that it saves so much time and they can be made easily on the small baking tray. The fryer makes the crispy skin of the potato shells so wunderbar.
These have been a staple at our family dinners for as long as I can remember. Yep, that's little me down below, holding my birthday side dish made by my lovely Oma and me!
This is her version of twice-baked potatoes made in the oven. One of the best baked potato recipes out there!
Let's kick off our list by starting with some of our favorite german mains! Meats! You can't have a complete meal without them.
One of the most important parts of a meal is, of course, your main dish. What you choose to be your main, whether that be, red meats, fish, or something light such as chicken, can define your whole meal.
Mains are what meals are built off of! So, let's start exploring some options.
German Chicken cordon bleu is a feast for the eyes as well. It's a great main to serve with the picture-perfect potatoes.
I know you may be thinking that being able to achieve something so intricate looking must be difficult. Well, it's not at all! The most traditional stuffing being ham and cheese, but you can add whatever you'd like. I've always wanted to try it with bacon (Let me know how it is if you try it!)
Check out my very own air-fried chicken cordon bleu recipe! Made in the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven, I was able to make it quicker and the outcome was just as good.
Classy and delicious salmon fillets recipe. Adding parmesan cheese into your breadcrumbs is a great add-in!
Salmon and potatoes are so classic to see together, so why not try twice-baked potatoes alongside? Both look so wonderfully presentable for a fancy dinner but also give such a comforting feeling for a small and simple get-together.
It just takes a few simple ingredients, and 20 minutes of your time! Don't forget to drizzle lemon juice on top!
Oma's meatloaf recipe is traditional and ever so good. Eat it hot or cold, maybe bacon- wrapped or, even more traditionally, with egg in the middle!
This is a very common thing to be served during Easter time. The German word of meatloaf actually means 'False rabbit' .. so what better main to serve for Easter dinner than an egg-themed meatloaf with a rabbit name!
Try something even MORE German, and try this meatloaf with hidden cauliflower inside. Get your meat and veggie in one!
A simple pork chop recipe is something that everyone loves ... myself included. So after spending time mixing and prepping twice-baked potatoes, sometimes it can be a nice break and relief off the feet to have something quick to make as a main.
You can have these chops breaded, prepped, and cooked in no time!
You HAVE to check out Oma's authentic rouladen recipe! Rouladen is such a traditional German recipe and has become one of my all-time favorite German dishes.
This was always our go-to recipe to make with Oma for our birthday dinners. She taught my sister and I how to make rouladen just like her. Try dipping your twice-baked potatoes in the gravy for a real treat of rich flavor.
Make it on the stove, or even more easily, in the pressure cooker. Trust me, once you try rouladen and it's absolutely delicious gravy, you'll never go back!
Vegetable sides! Oma always chooses two veggies to serve with our dinners. Serve these with your potatoes and one of the mains from up above for a delicious meal! You can never have enough of German veg.
A beautiful tomato side ... Oma's roasted cherry tomatoes! This is without a doubt a healthy side choice and it's vegan! This is a great option if you're looking for something yummy to make from those homegrown tomatoes.
During the summer season, Dad and I love snacking on our homegrown tomatoes from our little cherry tomato tree. :) I could eat these like candy!
These Brussel sprouts with a creamy sauce would be a lecker choice to go with twice-baked potatoes. This recipe will be your new favorite way to enjoy brussels.
I never used to enjoy brussel sprouts growing up until I had Oma's. This is a great way to get the kids to eat their sprouts. That extra creaminess kind of mutes the boldness of the veggie itself and gives it a lovely flavor.
Looking for something a little different? Maybe vegan? Check out my Aunt Sylvie's brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar!
When it's time for dinner, get traditional with Oma's favorite combinations. Get her collection in Oma's German Dinners, which include salads, soups, entrees, and desserts!
Take a peek at all Oma's eCookbooks. They make sharing your German heritage a delicious adventure!
This German red cabbage recipe is really the perfect side dish. It's a staple for German cooking and is an absolute MUST at our family get-togethers. This one, made with apples, is my favorite.
Some might say that this is the best choice when it comes to sides ... I can say that I agree!
I love making this recipe as a quick side dish or even as a late-night snack. (I take the easy route and buy jarred cabbage with apples.) But nothing beats going to Oma's for a dinner party and seeing her homemade red cabbage on the table.
I LOVE pairing twice baked potatoes with soups. Soup is a major comfort food, and to me, so are twice baked potatoes. Or, you could have these as your main course another time around.
So, let's look at three of my favorite soups.
Broccoli cheddar soup is something that my sister and I would always look for on a restaurant menu. All because of Oma and her yummy recipe, it became a hit for us. Oma always made it best though.
When I make this at home, I love to grate extra cheese on top so I get a nice string of melted cheese with every spoonful. Use the remaining cheese from the potatoes to sprinkle on. Sharp cheddar is just one of the great options to choose from to accent the broccoli flavor!
Green bean soup quickly became my family's number one favorite of Oma's German soups. We love to add spicy sausage in it for an extra kick. But this, paired with twice baked potatoes makes for one comforting meal if you ask me.
This is one of those recipes that tastes even better the next day too. Make a big pot to last all week!
Have leftover beans? Try Oma's cooked green beans recipe!
It may be called Oma's no bean chili, but this recipe can be made with or without them. Beans aren't what make a chili great. It's all in the spices and how well you can make whatever you throw in work together for deliciousness! Add in some of your favorite ingredients, like chili powder, black pepper, garlic salt, corn, or anything that suits your fancy.
This is a true comfort food. My family often makes this and adds shredded lettuce and cheese on top. Then we scoop it with tortilla chips! It's like a big taco chili bowl!
Don't those all look so easy and lecker? Now that we've made it to the end of our top dishes to serve with twice- baked potatoes, it's time to get cooking, boiling and creating!
Just follow the links, get your favorite apron out and enjoy some kitchen time.
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