Bratwurst with Sauerkraut


  • 12 ounces sliced cooked bratwurst (We used 1 package of Johnsonville Brats Original that we cooked up ourselves. We sliced them lengthwise in half.)
  • Olive oil (we used extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 12 mini pretzel buns, split (we used Pretzilla Soft Pretzel Mini Buns)
  • 2 cups shredded dill havarti (we used Boar’s Head Cream Havarti With Dill)
  • Grainy mustard (we used Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard)
  • Warm sauerkraut


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take a baking sheet out and line it with aluminum foil, leaving the sheet off to the side for now.
  2. Pour enough oil into a large skillet to cover the bottom of the skillet, setting the skillet over medium heat. Once the oil’s hot, add the sliced bratwurst in to get it browned on all sides (they recommend about a minute per side but it could take longer). Take the bratwurst out (at this point we cut the sausage in half cross-wise) and add  the buns in, cut-side down so they can get toasted. Place the toasted bun on the lined baking sheet, cut-side facing up. Sprinkle the shredded dill havarti onto the cut-side of the buns, placing it in the oven for 1 minute to get the cheese melted (took us 2 minutes). Spread the mustard onto the buns, adding the sausage (we put two pieces of sausage on each slider so you’re guaranteed to get bratwurst in every bite) and sauerkraut on afterwards.

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This was a delicious slider ! While we were cooking the bratwurst, the casing broke on some of them and we thought they might be ruined because of that. They tasted just as good in the sliders as the pieces of sausage that didn’t have their casing breaks. You will have to buy 2 packages of bratwurst though if you want two pieces of sausage on each slider. If you only buy 1 package, a few sliders aren’t going to have any bratwurst on the. The tangy mustard, the funky twang of the sauerkraut, the sausage and the melted cheese all taste awesome together. Bratwurst are delicious being eaten simply in a hot dog bun but if you’re looking for a different way to enjoy them, these sliders won’t disappoint you !

This recipe came from Food Network.

We weren’t paid in any form to promote Johnsonville, Pretilla, Boar’s Head, Grey Poupon, or Food Network.

Take care everybody !

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