Cheesy Kraut Bratwursts Recipe

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We love this combination of sauerkraut, bratwurst and salad dressing. It's a hearty meal that you can serve with or without the buns.—Sharon Crider, Junction City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 4 fully cooked bratwurst links
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 4 bratwurst buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 485 calories, 32 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 923 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine cheese and sauerkraut; set aside. Slice each bratwurst in half lengthwise but not all the way through; leave bottom attached. Spread cut sides with dressing; fill each with about 1/4 cup cheese mixture. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 4-6 in. from heat for 9-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and meat is heated through. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Kraut Bratwursts in Country Woman January/February 2004, p35

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