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25 Best Bratwurst Recipes For Grilling Season

Try these bratwurst recipes if you’re on the hunt for some deliciously smoky, savory meals.

They’re so good that you might never go back to regular sausages.

Homemade Bratwurst with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
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If you’re a grilling enthusiast, you know that there’s nothing like a freshly grilled bratwurst.

Usually made with pork and infused with spices, these German sausages are the pinnacle of meaty goodness.

And as good as a brat with sauerkraut is, why not switch things up and try something new?

Whether you’re planning a BBQ or just want something hearty and delicious for dinner, these bratwurst recipes will deliver.

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1. Bratwurst in Beer With Onions

Bratwurst, beer, and onions are three of the best things in life, and when you put them together, something magical happens!

There’s nothing like onions simmered in beer to make the sausage extra flavorful and juicy.

Whether you’re hosting a game night or looking for party treats, this is a must-try!

2. Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Okay, so I had to include this classic for the German food lovers in the crowd. After all, bratwurst and sauerkraut are beloved worldwide!

Bratwurst has a fantastic texture, from the firm bite to the juicy, flavorful meat.

Meanwhile, the tangy sauerkraut is the perfect complement that cuts through the richness with its acidity.

It’s an old-fashioned favorite and for good reason!

3. Easy Bratwurst Pasta

Bratwurst pasta is a hearty, warming meal that brings about the flavors of Oktoberfest.

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This pasta bowl is brimming with meaty brats in a buttery beer sauce. It’s the kind of dish that makes you feel full and satisfied after just a few bites.

Best of all, this recipe only takes under 30 minutes to make.

4. Grilled Wisconsin Beer Boiled Brats

Nothing beats the taste and smell of grilled brats in a warm, toasty bun.

But for this version, the sausage is simmered in beer before grilling!

Every bite will coat your mouth with hearty, smoky flavors that are sure to please.

They’re the perfect cookout fare and the ultimate tailgating recipe.

5. Homemade German Bratwurst

If you want to keep things simple, you can’t go wrong with this straightforward bratwurst recipe.

This brat is the best whether it’s nestled in a bun or served alongside sauerkraut.

The peppery pork is meaty and flavorful, and the tender casing adds the perfect bite.

Best of all, it’s great if you want grab-and-grill meat ready at hand!

6. Quick Bratwurst Pizza

Got leftover bratwurst? Try this crazy-quick and easy pizza!

Bratwurst pizza uses flatbread and other pantry staples for a hearty weeknight meal.

I like to add a dash of BBQ sauce and lots of red onions, but you can customize this however you like!

7. Beer Brat Nachos

There’s no better way to kick off a Saturday night than with some beer brat nachos.

It’s the perfect mix of salty chips, spicy sausage, and fresh veggies. And that’s all topped with a beer-infused cheese sauce for extra indulgence.

Invite your friends over and enjoy a cold beer with these meaty nachos. I just hope you make extra because they won’t last long!

8. Beer-Braised Brats Sandwich

Speaking of beer and brats? There’s no better way to enjoy them than this beer-braised brats sandwich!

This sandwich is a hearty experience that feels like eating dinner in Germany.

The beer gives the sausage a tangy bite, while the mustard adds a bit of spice. Yum!

9. Bratwurst Casserole

Bratwurst casserole is a hearty meal that’s perfect for a chilly winter night.

Packed with salty sausages, crispy potatoes, tender vegetables, and gooey cheese, it’s everything you could ask for in a cozy meal.

Serve this with a fried egg for breakfast, wrapped up in a burrito for lunch, or top it with sauerkraut for dinner. Either way, this dish is the bomb!

10. Breakfast Brats

There’s no better way to wake up than to a plate full of these breakfast brats.

Packed with meaty goodness and cheesy delight, you won’t mind the early start if it means getting a mouthful of this wholesome sausage dish.

Add a dash of hot sauce and pair it with eggs for a nice kick of protein that’ll fuel you through the day.

11. Tortilla-Wrapped Bratwursts with Beer Mustard

Oh, boy. These tortilla-wrapped bratwursts are a mouthful – a delicious, spicy mouthful.

Tender bratwurst wrapped in a crunchy tortilla and dipped with beer mustard for a bit of kick.

It brings the classic flavors of a summer cookout to the table.

Let your tastebuds do all the talking and whip up these meaty bites tonight!

12. Firestorm Burrito

This firestorm burrito is a mouth-watering meal that will set your tastebuds ablaze.

It packs a punch that’ll leave you sweaty, but it’s got much more than heat.

This burrito is a monster of a meal, designed to satisfy even the fiercest appetite.

Chock full of crisp, crunchy veggies, bright-flavored salsa, and spicy brats, it’s about as good as it gets!

13. Simple Bratwurst Soup

This soup is my happy place. It’s warm, comforting, and just what you need to get through a chilly night.

This recipe combines sausage, potatoes, and veggies in a flavorful broth. One sip feels like a warm hug from the inside out.

14. Slow Cooker Loaded Bratwurst Stew

Brats and veggies + a slow cooker = one tasty and easy dinner!

This recipe is a one-pot stew loaded with sausage, potatoes, cabbage, and more.

It’ll make you want to curl up on the couch with a big, warm blanket. 

15. Bloody Mary Brat Hot Tub

If you’re a fan of Bloody Mary’s and meaty sausages, you’ll go nuts for this Bloody Mary brat hot tub!

This recipe combines the smoky flavors of grilled sausage with the spice of a Bloody Mary cocktail.

You just need a handful of ingredients and only ten minutes of prep time. Then, the oven does the rest.

It’s a flavor bomb that will leave you reaching for seconds!

16. Beer and Brat Mac and Cheese

When it comes to comfort food, you have to go big or go home.

That’s why I love this brat and beer mac & cheese. It’s such a fun twist on the classic that adds a whole new layer of flavor to the mix.

This recipe combines all the rich, smoky sausage flavors into one steaming cheesy bowl. Delish!

17. Beer Brat Chili

When the weather gets chilly, I always crave something heartwarming with a kick of spice.

And this recipe perfectly fits the bill!

This beer brat recipe takes the chili you know and cranks it up a few notches.

Packed with savory sausage, it’s finished off with grated cheese, diced red onions, and tangy sauerkraut.

This recipe is the ultimate chili meal that’ll have everyone coming back for more!

18. Cheesy Hash Brown Bratwurst Brunch Bake

What’s better than combining hash browns with the savory goodness of bratwurst? I can’t think of anything!

This dish is packed with all the good things about brunch: sausage, potatoes, cheese, and peppers.

The only thing missing is a mimosa!

19. German Brat Seafood Boil

I just love this German take on the classic shrimp boil.

Like the Louisiana special, it’s full of corn, potatoes, spices, and lemon, along with a smoky heat of sausage.

But instead of shrimp, you’ll use cod as the seafood element.

It’s a delicious way to enjoy the meatiness of brats with sweet, succulent fish. And hey, you can always add shrimp, too, if you want!

20. Bratwurst Sliders

These beer-braised bratwurst sliders will send your tastebuds to flavor town!

Pretzel buns are the ideal vehicle for all the goodness in these sliders.

Layered with gooey, melty cheese and beer-braised onions, these babies only take 25 minutes to make.

21. Bratwurst Sausage and Pepper Tacos

Sausage and pepper tacos are the perfect choice for a relaxed backyard get-together.

This recipe includes bratwurst, peppers, and pickled cabbage wrapped in a warm tortilla.

These tacos are brimming with bold flavors that feel like a fiesta in your mouth! It’s the perfect way to revamp taco Tuesdays.

22. Grilled Vegetable and Brat Kabobs

Can’t wait to get the grill out? Don’t worry; summer is just around the corner!

And the minute the thermometer hits 70 degrees, I’ll be in the backyard making these veggie and brat kabobs.

They’re colorful, loaded with smoky, charred flavor, and ideal for parties.

23. Bratwurst Skillet

Simple, hearty, and satisfying, I’m sure this pan-roasted bratwurst will quickly become a staple in your house.

Featuring Gala apples, mushrooms, and aromatics that highlight bratwurst flavors, this is a flavor-packed dish that you can throw together in minutes!

24. Beer Brat Salad

Want the tasty flavor of brats without the heavy extras? Try this beer brat salad instead!

This fresh new take on bratwurst offers a light bite of summer on a plate.

It stars smoky beer brats paired with ripe avocado and candied nuts. Every bite is creamy, sweet, and just a little crunchy.

It’s so good!

25. Bratwurst Hash

Looking for something a little different than your run-of-the-mill breakfast?

This recipe transforms the classic comforting flavors of hash with the savory goodness of brats.

Bratwurst hash is a hearty, warming concoction packed with potatoes, corn, cheese, and peppers.

It’s just what you need to wake up on a cold morning.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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