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6 Delicious Bratwurst Recipes You Simply Must Try

Be it a summer cookout or a cozy dinner with family, the German-style sausage, bratwurst, is the one key ingredient that everyone loves due to its distinctive smoky, herbal flavor and great pairing with pasta, cheese, vegetables, and beer. They can be grilled, baked, fried, boiled, or stewed, and make for a perfect meal every time.

We’ve carefully curated some of the top bratwurst recipes. Take a look!






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Bratwurst Parmesan Pasta

You can pair creamy cheese and pasta with brats for a hearty meal that will be loved by grownups and children alike. Here’s the recipe to serve 3 to 4 persons.



  • Bratwurst: 6
  • Penne Pasta: 1 pound
  • Parmesan cheese: 6-8 tablespoons
  • Milk: 3 and ¼ cups
  • Peas: Frozen, 1 cup
  • Flour: 5 Tablespoon
  • Garlic: 10 cloves; diced
  • Shallots: Medium, 3, diced
  • Paprika: 1 and ½  teaspoons
  • Cayenne Pepper: 1/8 teaspoon
  • Salt: To taste
  • Pepper: To taste



  • Fully immerse the bratwurst with water in a pot and place on high heat until the water boils. Turn off the heat. Drain after 10 minutes and set the sausages aside. 
  • Add water and salt to the pot on a medium-high flame for boiling.
  • In another deep pan, add olive oil and stir on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add flour to olive oil with a whisk and mix until the two are mixed well. Slowly add milk to the mixture, ensuring no lumps. On low heat, cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add 4 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese to the milky mixture and stir well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add garlic and shallots. Blend until the mixture is creamy with no lumps. Set the mixture aside.
  • Add pasta to the boiling water and cook until tender. 
  • Cut up the boiled bratwurst into ¼ inch slices. Cook on medium heat in a non-stick pan until golden brown. Remove and drain the grease on a paper towel.
  • Return the blended mixture to the deep pan on low heat. Add seasonings, salt & pepper, frozen peas and bratwurst.
  • Add the drained pasta to the sauce and mix.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve.

Hot Tub Beer Brats

Originating from Wisconsin, Hot Tub Beer Brats are juicy and flavorful.

They are exactly as they sound; bratwurst simmered in beer, then smoked or grilled and returned to the broth for serving. Here’s the recipe that serves six to eight persons:



  • Bratwurst: Raw, 10-12 
  • Sweet onion: 1 Large, sliced in rings 
  • Butter: 4 tablespoons
  • Chicken broth: 8-16 ounces 
  • Light canned beer: 24 to 36 oz.
  • Salt: To taste
  • Pepper: To taste
  • Garlic Powder: 1 teaspoon 
  • Crushed Red Chili Flakes: ½ teaspoon 



  • Layer the slow cooker with sliced sweet onion rings.
  • Add salt, pepper, powdered or fresh garlic, red chili flakes, and butter at the end.
  • Add the brats and pour beer over them. Follow that with chicken broth.
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 4 hours.
  • After 4 hours, take out the brats for grilling or smoking.
  • Pour out the beer mixture from the slow cooker, leaving an inch.
  • Return the brats to the slow cooker set on warm.
  • Serve with buns, mustard, ketchup, and chips. 

Baked Brats with Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts

For a low-prep mean that is still savory and nutritious, pair your brats with Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. Here’s the recipe to serve 4 persons:



  • Bratwurst: Pre-Cooked, 4-5, cut up into ½ inch slices
  • Brussel Sprouts: Full size, 1 pound, chopped into quarters
  • Sweet potatoes: 1 pound, chopped to 1-inch pieces
  • Garlic Powder or Smashed Fresh Garlic: ½ teaspoon
  • Onion powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: To taste
  • Avocado Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Cooking Spray



  • Preheat the oven to 400 Fahrenheit. 
  • Spray cooking oil over a foil-lined sheet pan 
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  • Layer the pan with the vegetables, add seasoning, and spray oil on top
  • Add the bratwurst over the vegetables
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Toss the vegetables and sausage and bake for another 15 minutes until the ingredients are tender and brown

Brats With Eggs And Bacon

Get over the feeling of being stuck in a rut with the day’s first meal. This recipe makes for a creative power-packed breakfast that will keep a family of five pumped throughout the day. 



  • Bratwurst: Raw, 5
  • Buns: 5 pairs
  • Eggs: 5
  • Potatoes: Medium, 1, cubed finely
  • Cheddar Cheese: ¼ cup, shredded
  • Scallions: 2 Tablespoon, sliced
  • Canadian Bacon: 4 slices; chopped



  • Grill the brats until cooked fully.
  • On a girdle, grill buns until they are golden brown. 
  • Follow the buns potatoes and bacon fried until they are crisp.
  • Next, cook eggs, sunny side up. 
  • Add each bratwurst to a pair of buns, and add potatoes and cheese. Top with bacon and eggs and sprinkle scallion.
  • Serve.

Bratwurst Potato Soup

This soup could be the safest and yummiest bet if you are looking for a little warmth on a chilly winter night or plan on serving a comfort meal for supper.

This recipe serves 6.



  • Bratwurst: 5, crumbled 
  • Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Chicken or Beef Broth: 4 cups
  • Onion: Medium, ½
  • Carrots: Medium, 2, chopped
  • Potatoes: Large, 2, diced
  • Celery: 3 sticks, chopped
  • Garlic: 3 cloves, minced
  • Salt: To taste
  • Pepper: To taste



  • Heat olive oil in a soup pot. Add sausages and crumble them. Cook on medium heat until the sausages turn brown and crispy. 
  • Remove excess fat. Add the vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes. Follow it up with garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. 
  • Add broth and water. Mix while scraping the sausage bits from the bottom.
  • Add potatoes and turn the heat to high. When it boils, cover it partially and reduce the heat. 
  • Let it simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add salt & pepper.
  • Serve.

Brats & Sauerkraut

Bratwurst makes a great pair with its tangy country fellow, the sauerkraut, known for its great health benefits. We urge you to try this recipe for a truly German experience. We bet you’ll be “dankbar!”

The recipe serves 5.



  • Bratwurst: Raw, 5
  • Sauerkraut: 24 oz.
  • Apple: Large, 1, sliced
  • Onion: Large, 1, sliced
  • Chicken Broth: 1 cup
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
  • Cooking oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Paprika: ¼ teaspoon 
  • Pepper: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: To taste 



  • Add bratwurst to a heated oiled pan and fry until partially cooked and brown on both sides. Set aside.
  • Add onion, apple, and garlic to the pan and sauté until onions turn soft.
  • Add drained sauerkraut along with paprika, pepper, and broth to the pan and stir well.
  • Place the bratwurst into the stirred mixture and cover the pot.
  • On low heat, let the pot simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot.



There you have it, six great ways to prepare bratwurst! 

Whether you are a seasoned cook or just beginning to learn the art of making food, these recipes are uncomplicated and pocket-friendly for all. 

Happy Cooking! 



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