Baked Brats with potatoes, onions, cabbage, and a mustard maple glaze is a simple sheet pan meal that is perfect for a quick dinner filled with incredible flavor!
This flavorful sheet pan meal features all the traditional flavors of Oktoberfest--brats, cabbage, potatoes, and mustard. It is an easy, all-in-one family meal that is great to enjoy year-round!
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, but we also very much enjoyed stopping off to enjoy the classic German food.
There was this little restaurant that served glazed bratwurst with braised cabbage, and that delicious dish is what inspired this sheet pan meal.
Bratwurst, baby potatoes, onions, and cabbage are roasted together with a maple mustard vinaigrette. 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 absolutely delicious.
This simple recipe is the perfect way to bring German flavors to weeknight cuisine.
Notes on Ingredients
- Bratwursts: Use Turkey, Chicken, or Pork Brats. I highly recommend purchasing raw brats so that you can first infuse them with flavor by par-boiling in beer.
- Beer: If you opt to par-boil your brats before roasting, I recommend selecting a German lager, such as Sam Adams Oktoberfest for the most flavor. If you are opposed to using beer or need this dish to be gluten-free, you can par-boil in apple cider or chicken stock which also imparts delicious flavor.
- Cabbage: Purple or green cabbage both work equally well in this recipe.
- Potatoes: Use any potatoes you like--red potatoes, baby potatoes, russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes. If not using a baby variety, be sure to dice your potatoes into 2-inch chunks.
How to Bake Brats in Oven
Step One: Boil Bratwurst (Optional Step)
It is completely optional, yet encouraged, to par-boil the brats in beef before roasting. I first boiled my Bratwurst in beer to give the sausage more flavor. You can skip this step if you want, but it is a great trick to infuse the bratwurst with a delicious hoppy flavor.
Step Two: Prepare Mustard Glaze
This glaze is made by simply whisking together maple syrup, mustard, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper together. It is a simple combination that really makes this dish sing with flavor.
Step Three: Toss Together
To a large, rimmed sheet pan, add the potatoes, brats, cabbage, and onions. Drizzle the glaze over everything and toss to evenly coat. Spread out evenly on the sheet pan for even roasting.
Step Four: Roast
Pop the pan into the oven and roast until the potatoes are tender and the cabbage is slightly soft.
More Quick Family Meals
- Instant Pot Spaghetti
- Homemade Beef Stroganoff
- Instant Pot Brats
- Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs
- Stovetop Mac and Cheese
- Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Cabbage
- Creamy Cajun Pasta
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Baked Brats with Potatoes and Cabbage
- 6 links Bratwurst Sausages
- 1 can beer optional
- 2 pounds baby new potatoes
- 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
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Pierce brats with a fork several times. Place in pan and cover with beer. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove brats from pan and pat.
- Mix together the maple, mustard, mustard, oil, garlic and salt and pepper together.
- Place potatoes, cabbage, onions, and brats on a sheet pan. Drizzle with mustard dressing and toss to coat. Spread out in even layer.
- Roast for 35-40 minutes, or until cabbage is browned and potatoes are cooked through.
If I use a fully cooked chicken and apple sausage, would I still incorporate it into the recipe as though it were raw, baking it at the same time and temp of the raw bratwurst you base the recipe around?
Hi Erica! Skip boiling your sausage in beer, but everything else will remain the same.