Potato Bratwurst Skillet Recipe

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Apples are a sweet and surprising addition to tender potatoes and leftover bratwurst in this stovetop supper. "Having grown up in the Midwest, I love a meat-and-potatoes meal," notes Marcia Graves-Wilbur from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. "If I can make it all in one pot, it's an added bonus."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 5 fully cooked bratwurst links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 266 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein .


  1. In a skillet, bring potatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add bratwurst, apples, onion and salt; cook for 5-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and broth has evaporated.
  2. Push bratwurst mixture to the sides of pan. Place sugar in the center of pan; cook until sugar is melted and golden brown. Add butter; cook and stir until butter is melted. Toss with the bratwurst mixture; serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Bratwurst Potato Skillet in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p35

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helm104 250195
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2016

"I had some brats I didn't want to waste and found this via a google search. I really didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I have to admit I had to make a few changes based on what I had in the house. I didn't have potatoes except in the pantry in a can. So I used canned potatoes - I know gross. Anyway, I used 2 cans which was too much. I used 5 brats- just what I had. I also added about a quarter of a small head of cabbage because I love it with pork, and I needed to use it up. I prefer eating Brat with a lot of mustard so I did serve it with mustard. This means I usually had the veggies and fruit in a bite with no meat. I also did use the entire amounts of butter and sugar, maybe because I had too many potatoes. I also failed to have tart apples on hand, so after I diced the apples I used a half of a lime to juice them so they also didn't brown. My husband and I liked it - my 20 year old daughters would not try it."

kafaughn 205438
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"Very Good! Used 3 brats and added mushrooms and kale. Used brown sugar. Left the apples unpeeled. Cut the butter and sugar in half. Whole family liked it."

LynnMarieMortensen 46893
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"We had leftover bratwurst and I was looking all over for a recipe to make with them. I ended up adding more broth and next time I think I am going to add another apple. Husband said it was amazing."

ChiefNotSoGood 138168
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I am new to cooking, and wasnt sure about the sweetness, but this was delicious!!! I used a little less sugar and butter but otherwise the recipe didnt need anything! Amazing!"

Edna Terry 54564
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"I made this last night. My 5-yr old licked the plate. It was good.

Perfect for camping leftovers. I had 4 bratwurst, and six potatoes, three about medium and three small - they weighed 1 pound together. The recipe turned out fine.
I had never tried to melt sugar before and I added the butter before the sugar melted and turned golden brown, the bratwurst mixture on the edges was getting too dry and dark. Next time, I'm going to clear a spot along a side, more directly over the burner instead of in the center. The recipe turned out fine with my tinkering and adjustments."

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