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Tater Brat Bake

“My husband suggested a brats-and-kraut lunch for friends back for their high school reunion. Rather than cut his visiting time, I made this. It was so easy!” Pauline Lentz - Mesa, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (1-1/4 pounds) uncooked bratwurst links
  • 2 bottles (12 ounces each) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large saucepan, combine bratwurst and beer. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° Drain and cut into 1/4-in. slices. In a large skillet, brown brats in butter over medium-high heat; drain on paper towels.
  • Spoon sauerkraut into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with brats. Combine soup and milk; drizzle over brats. Top with Tater Tots. Bake at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 792 calories, 54g fat (20g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 2459mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • MrsElectrician
    Dec 7, 2014

    We love this dish! Usually substitute chicken brats & forgo the beer/butter frying (I prefer drinking my beers). It's a nice comfort food dish, perfect for football Sundays.

  • momto3tons
    Jan 8, 2014

    We LOVED this recipe! We used cheddar venison brats instead and it was very good!!

  • kpetrusak
    Apr 27, 2011

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  • lrotchford
    Feb 2, 2011

    Yum! Will definitely make this again. I did not rinse the sauerkraut, just drained it. It really has a lot of flavor in each bite.

  • darbri
    Feb 24, 2010

    Awesome! Not a big fan of traditional tater tot casseroles but this one is wonderful especially with my Dad's homemade kraut!

  • socfan
    Jun 16, 2009

    Simple to make - very good. I've made this several times already - also added onion when simmering the brats.