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Favourite Austrian Recipes

If you are craving a taste of Austria, then why not don your apron and recreate your favourite regional specialities at home? We have compiled a list of some of Austria's delicious all-time classic recipes.

Regional Recipes from Around Austria

Kaiserschmarren © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Kaiserschmarren © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Kaiserschmarren

The chopped pancakes known as Kaiserschmarren are not only a long-running favourite in Austria.
Kaiserschmarren Recipe
Bettelwurfhütte Hall © Tirol Werbung / Sandbichler Peter Bettelwurfhütte Hall © Tirol Werbung / Sandbichler Peter

Tiroler Gröstl

Known as Gröstl, this bacon, onion and potato fry-up is a real Alpine filler and tastes great served with a fried egg.
Tirol Gröstl Recipe
Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Wachauer Marillenknödel

Try your hand at these traditional apricot dumplings, as made in the Lower Austrian Wachau Valley.
Wachauer Marillenknödel Recipe
A typical Austrian meal - Käsespätzle © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut Mayer A typical Austrian meal - Käsespätzle © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut Mayer

Käsespätzle

Macaroni & cheese à la Austria! This hearty dish tastes especially good after a walk in crisp mountain air.
Käsespätzle Recipe
Salzburger Nockerl © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburger Nockerl © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburger Nockerl

This light and fluffy dessert may remind some people of Salzburg’s snow capped-mountains - but it is definitely a real treat for gourmets. Legend has it that the famous Salzburg prince archbishop of Raitenau loved his mistress Salome mainly because of her exquisite Salzburger Nockerl.
Salzburger Nockerl Recipe
Austrian Pancakes © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut & Mayer Austrian Pancakes © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut & Mayer

Palatschinken - Austrian Pancakes

Austria's version of pancakes, Palatschinken are delicious with sweet and savoury fillings, or chopped into soups.
Palatschinken Recipe
The traditional Wiener Schnitzel © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt The traditional Wiener Schnitzel © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Wiener Schnitzel

Although not invented in Vienna, the breaded and fried veal escalope has long become one of the city’s famous icons.
Wiener Schnitzel Recipe
Kärntner Kasnudeln © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Kärntner Kasnudeln © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Kärntner Kasnudeln

These delicious cheese noodles from Carinthia can be drizzled with butter or complimented by your own topping.
Kärntner Kasnudeln Recipe
Styrian Pot Roast © Steiermark Tourismus Styrian Pot Roast © Steiermark Tourismus

Styrian Pot Roast

This pork pot roast is a favourite from Styria, served with grated apple, horseradish and caraway potatoes.
Styrian Pot Roast Recipe
Viennese Tafelspitz - another delicious Austria meal © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Viennese Tafelspitz - another delicious Austria meal © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Tafelspitz

When the Viennese talk about beef, they always mean boiled veal or Tafelspitz, the king of the beef dishes.
Tafelspitz Recipe
Prügeltorte Cake © Österreich Werbung / Spiess Prügeltorte Cake © Österreich Werbung / Spiess

The Prügeltorte Cake

Still a must at festive events, Queen Elisabeth was served this "royal" cake when she visited Tirol!
Prügeltorte Recipe
Linzer Torte © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Linzer Torte © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Linzer Torte

The Linzer Torte is considered the oldest known cake in the world, yet who named or invented it remains a mystery.
Linzer Torte Recipe
The delicious Austrian Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt The delicious Austrian Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Wiener Apfelstrudel

One of the best known Austrian deserts – Wiener Apfelstrudel served with icing sugar and Viennese coffee.
Wiener Apfelstrudel Recipe
Sacher Torte © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Sacher Torte © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Sacher Torte

Created in 1832, the Sacher Torte must be the most famous chocolate cake in the world today.
Sacher Torte Recipe
Kaernten-Rodach-Reindling © Kärnten Werbung Kaernten-Rodach-Reindling © Kärnten Werbung

Reindling Easter Cake

Reindling originated as an Easter treat in Carinthia, but today there's no need to wait for a celebration to enjoy it.
Reindling Recipe
Vanillekipferl--oesterreich-Werbung-Fotograf-allOver-PBA © © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: allOver/PBA Vanillekipferl--oesterreich-Werbung-Fotograf-allOver-PBA © © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: allOver/PBA

Vanillekipferl

Enjoy a little Austrian Christmas atmosphere at home with this wonderfully light, crescent-shaped cookie.
Vanillekipferl Recipe
Zwei Gläser dampfend heisser Tee  © Österreich Werbung / Niederstrasser Zwei Gläser dampfend heisser Tee © Österreich Werbung / Niederstrasser

Jägertee

One of the popular après-ski drinks, this concoction will not fail to warm you on the slopes or at home.
Jägertee Recipe
Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser Günter Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser Günter

Glühwein

Glühwein is enjoyed at traditional Christmas Markets or after a day on the Austrian slopes at one of the huts.
Glühwein Recipe

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