12/18/2012 09:33 am ET

German Christmas Dinner Recipes

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Whether you're looking to get back in touch with your Bavarian heritage, or simply looking to put a new, meatier twist on your go-to meal of ham and potatoes, planning a German Christmas dinner could make for a delicious evening.

Goose and carp, both roasted, are the traditional German Christmas entrees, but could be substituted for duck. Cabbage, kale and sauerkraut are typical side dishes, and breads such as stollen are common. Still not sold? Dessert usually involves Marzipan and other, plentiful cookies, and mulled wine is customary.

Check out these German recipes to consider for your Christmas dinner:

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