Bratwurst Sheet Pan Dinner: Bratwurst, potatoes, onions, and cabbage are roasted with a mustard maple vinaigrette for an easy, flavorful one pan meal. There was the adorable little village, Helen, in the foothill mountains in Georgia that my family visited several times a year. As a family we loved the hiking trails. There were trails with waterfalls, rocky terrains and peaceful lakes. Some of our favorite family hikes occurred right in that town.
But my first memory of Helen, was when my entire extended family came to visit from Ohio for my first Thanksgiving in the south. Hosting both sets of in-laws and all my siblings and their spouses was quite an adventure–but we will save that story for another day. But the day after our Thanksgiving feast, we all decided to pile in cars and head up to this little German town.
Oh what fun it was! The small town’s main street looked just like an old German village, complete with horse and carriage rides. The street was crowded with people checking out the antique stores, the model train museum, and the chocolate store named Hazel and Gretel–so cute! But I will never forget the smell of hot pretzels, struesels, and bratwurst simmering in beer.
While I have fond memories of my first visit to Helen, my husband did not share my amusement with the town. I think he was upset he being dragged in and out of antique stores and missing football games.
But the one thing he did appreciate, were the brats. He loves brats. Now he would rather be eating a brat watching a football game than on a sight-seeing spree with his in-laws!
His love of brats and my love of one pan meals was the inspiration for this dish.
The cabbage and potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Everything is a bit caramelized from the maple in the dressing. This dish is sweet and savory. And again, ONE PAN!!
This process is so easy. I first boiled my Bratwurst in beer to give the sausage more flavor. You can skip this step if you want. And then you add the brats to a sheet pan with baby potatoes, sliced onions, and wedges of cabbage.
- 6 links of nitrate free Bratwurst Sausages
- 2 pounds baby new potatoes, scrubbed (I used a medley of colors, but any will work)
- 1 head of cabbage, cored and cut into 8 wedges
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 can beer (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Parboil brats in beer for 10 minutes if desired.
- Mix together the maple, mustard, mustard, garlic and salt and pepper together.
- Place potatoes, cabbage, onions, and brats on sheet pan. Drizzle with mustard dressing and toss. Spread out in even layer.
- Roast for 35-40 minutes, or until cabbage is browned and potatoes are cooked through.
This would be the perfect meal to celebrate Oktoberfest with. For more recipes to round out your Oktoberfest Celebration check these out from my Sunday Supper Family
- German Pancake Soup (Flädlesuppe) by Caroline’s Cooking
- German Potato Pancakes by The Crumby Cupcake
- Homemade Pretzels with Kids by Hardly A Goddess
- Kräuterbutter (German Herb Butter) by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Latke and Sauerbraten Poutine by Monica’s Table
- Obatzda – Bavarian Cheese Spread by Sunday Supper Movement
- Warsteiner Fondue by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Apple Tart by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Kaiserschmarrn Recipe by Plated Cravings
- Nana’s Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Rote Grütze (Fruit Pudding) by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Main Dish (Hauptgericht)
- Bavarian Sausage & Cabbage Soup by Food Done Light
- Beef Goulash Recipe by Positively Stacey
- Beer Mac and Cheese by Moore or Less Cooking
- Berlin Potato Soup by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Bierocks by Mindy’s Cooking Obsession
- Bratwurst Sheet Pan Dinner by A Mind Full Mom
- Burgers with Bacon-Sauerkraut Jam by Palatable Pastime
- How to Make Traditional German Sauerbraten by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Oktoberfest Beer Brats by Wholistic Woman
- Oktoberfest Chicken Chili by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Oktoberfest Fondue 3 Ways by Momma’s Meals
- Pork chops with Sauerkraut and Apples by Brunch-n-Bites
- Roasted Apple & Beer Chili For Oktoberfest by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Kebobs w/ a Boiled Cider Drizzle by The Freshman Cook
- Schwenkbraten (Grilled German Pork Chops) by Curious Cuisiniere
Side Dish (Beigabe)
- Fried Potatoes German Style by My Life as a Cookbook
- German Potato Salad by Tramplingrose
- Ginger Beer Sauerkraut by Cricket’s Confections
- Herbed Spaetzle by The Hungry Goddess
- Krautsalat (German Coleslaw) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Oktoberfest Potatoes by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
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