Oktoberfest Brats with Mustard Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
I come from a town with a big German heritage, and each year we have a huge celebration for Oktoberfest. This recipe packs in all the traditional German flavors my whole family loves. —Deborah Pennington, Decatur, Alabama
Oktoberfest Brats with Mustard Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash paprika
  • 4 fully cooked bratwurst links (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained, warmed


  1. For sauce, mix first 5 ingredients. Cut each bratwurst into thirds; thread onto 4 metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  2. Grill brats, covered, over medium heat until golden brown and heated through, 7-10 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with sauerkraut and sauce.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Stone-ground mustard has more heat and a deeper flavor than yellow mustard. Other mustards can be substituted.
  • Starting this recipe with cooked brats makes it speedy and convenient. If you decide to start with uncooked brats, grill them until fully cooked first, then cut into thirds and proceed with the recipe.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 341 calories, 28g fat (10g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 1539mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.