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Creamy Bratwurst Stew Recipe

Creamy Bratwurst Stew Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 pounds fresh bratwurst links, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 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


  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine vegetables. Top with bratwurst. Combine broth, salt, basil and pepper; pour over top. Cook, covered, on low 6-7 hours or until bratwurst are no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Stir in cream. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Cook, covered, on high 30 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 516 calories, 36g fat (15g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 1032mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein

Reviews for Creamy Bratwurst Stew

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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!"

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

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

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

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

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

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

Reviewed May. 16, 2013

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

Reviewed May. 5, 2013

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

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"My whole family loves it!"

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!!"

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

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

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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