The meat-and-potatoes combo is perhaps the ultimate in comfort food, but it can get boring quickly. Switch things up with this creamy noodle-sausage bake—it’s easy enough for a weeknight meal but refined enough to serve to company.
What to buy: Bockwurst is a mild, fresh veal-and-pork sausage flavored with herbs. It is widely available at grocery stores and butcher shops. If you can’t find it, just use your favorite fresh sausage.
Celery root, also known as celeriac, is a knobby-looking root that can be found in gourmet grocery stores and at farmers’ markets. It imparts a sweet, vanilla-like flavor to this dish. If you can’t find it, go ahead and use regular celery.
This recipe was featured as part of our Oktoberfest Food photo gallery.