Creamy Bratwurst Stew Recipe
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Creamy Bratwurst Stew Recipe

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A rich sauce coats this hearty combination of potatoes, carrots and bratwurst chunks. "I adapted a baked stew recipe that appeared in a newspaper," says Susan Holmes from Germantown, Wisconsin. "This is so comforting on cold winter evenings."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-3/4 pounds potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 pounds uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 544 calories, 39g fat (15g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 1367mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. Place first five ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker; toss to combine. Top with bratwurst. Mix broth and seasonings; pour over top.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until sausage is cooked through and vegetables are tender, 6-7 hours. Remove sausages from slow cooker; cut into 1-in. slices. Add to potato mixture; stir in cream.
  3. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Bratwurst Stew in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p41

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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MY REVIEW 243298
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"This a great filling stew with lots of flavor! The only thing I did different was omit the water later in the recipe, and used regular milk, since I didn't have any 1/2 and 1/2 on hand. Mixed the cornstarch with that and it came out perfect! Definitely a keeper here!"

millieanne 221077
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Excellent. Subbed sweet potatoes for regular potatoes. Warm, hearty, and heart warming! Will be making again!"

myfamily 154358
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"My husband and young children love this hearty meal. It is easy to prepare and full of flavor."

Bobur7 144997
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Trying this tonight - but half brats and half fresh polish plus 2 cup shredded red cabbage."

lor1s 63214
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"YUM!!!!! This is so good! Great Sunday dinner recipe."

katlaydee3 154356
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"Delicious! We loved this crock pot recipe for a family dinner."

lindallang 149595
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"My whole family loves it!"

leslie1966 63210
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"This was very good!! Next time I will reduce the black pepper to 1/8 tsp. It seemed a little overwhelming. covered the natural taste of the bratwurst a bit. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing!!"

jennifer1973 64035
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"We liked this too. It is nice and thick and it is a good change of pace from most of the regular stews I make. It is in my recipe file and I will make it years to come. Thanks for a good dish!"

aprilshowalter 149593
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"One of our winter favorites! My slow-cooker needed much less than 7 hours, though."

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