Creamy Bratwurst Stew
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 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
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Place first 5 ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker; toss to combine. Top with bratwurst. Mix broth and seasonings; pour over top.
- 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. Return sausages to potato mixture; stir in cream.
- Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 544 calories, 39g fat (15g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 1367mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.
Nov 22, 2019
YUM! I came across this recipe skimming for stew options on the TOH site. This looked just different enough to be interesting. Loved the creamy texture and all the veggies. Great flavor. Enjoyed watching the brats cook whole too! Will make again for sure.
Nov 14, 2019
Really good and so satisfying and comforting on a chilly fall night. I used Italian sausage links instead of bratwurst and doubled the water/cornstarch slurry mixture and the results were delicious.
Apr 12, 2019
This was excellent! I had chapped everything the night before so the next morning everything went together very quickly. I did double the cornstarch/water, and it came out perfectly thickened. The entire family loved it so I know I will be making it again and again.
Jan 8, 2019
My husband loved this and since we are doing the keto diet I used frozen cauliflower instead of potatoes. However, I would suggest cutting the cooking time by 2 hours or waiting to put the cauliflower in until later.
Aug 30, 2017
So hearty and delicious! I will make this again. Quick meal to make too!
Jan 31, 2017
Yes schaef79, there are 2 cups of half & half added at the end of the recipe to make the creamy broth for the stew.
Jan 31, 2017
Question. Is there really only 1/2 cup of broth with the vegetables and meat for the 6-7 hours?
Jan 9, 2017
I've made this several times now and each time it's delicious!!! I cut this recipe in half, except I only put 12oz of bratwurst (the full pound seems like a bit too much). I've also tried it with some frozen corn in it. The stew never seems to thicken up enough for my taste but it's so delicious I don't mind. The potatoes and carrots need about 3-3.5 hours to fully cook, but the sausage is done in only 2-2.5 hours (my slow cooker apparently runs hot).This last time I made this, I used Chesapeake Bay chicken sausage (has Old Bay in the sausage), then I put generous amounts of Old Bay in the stew itself, omitting the salt, pepper, & basil. It reminded me of a crab corn chowder (without the crab, haha).I love tweaking this each time. A forgiving recipe, and fun to mess around with!
Oct 14, 2016
Perfect stew for when the weather turns cold!! Hearty and thick.
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!