This recipe for Baked Brats is the epitome of easy dinner recipes! Made with potatoes, onions, cabbage, and a mustard maple glaze, this simple sheet pan meal is filled with incredible flavor!
When it comes to easy family meals, all-in-one sheet pan dinners are one of my favorite weeknight solutions. From Honey Garlic Salmon with Vegetables to Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs to this recipe for Baked Brats with Potatoes and Cabbage, sheet pan dinners save time, make clean-up easier, and you don't need expensive equipment or fancy ingredients.
Reasons to Love this Bratwurst Dinner
- Flavors of Oktoberfest Delivered Fast. Bratwurst, baby potatoes, onions, and cabbage are roasted together with a sweet and savory maple mustard vinaigrette. It is a simple German-inspired dinner that is easy enough for any night of the week.
- Amazing Texture. While I love my recipe for Instant Pot Brats, baking brats allows them to caramelize and become a bit crispy. It is truly magical (and easy!) Not to mention that the cabbage and potatoes become crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Delicious!
- Minimal Clean-Up. While this sheet pan dinner is nuanced in flavor, it uses minimal dishes and takes minutes to prep. My kind of easy dinner solution!
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, you can use a light beer, such as Corona, or a German lager, such as Sam Adams Oktoberfest, which imparts a ton of flavor into the bratwurst. 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.
- Onions: I recommend using a yellow, white, or sweet onion. Not a red onion.
- Mustard Maple Glaze: This sweet and savory glaze is made with pure maple syrup, brown mustard, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
How to Bake Brats in Oven
- 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.
- 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 makes this dish sing with flavor.
- 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.
- 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 Sausage and Peppers
- Chopped Steak
- 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
- 12 ounces beer or apple cider or chicken stock
- 2 pounds baby new potatoes
- 1 head green cabbage cored and cut into 8 wedges
- 1 large yellow or white onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard or Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 425℉.
- Optional But Recommended Step: While the oven is preheating, pierce brats with a fork several times. Place them in a large stock pan and cover with beer (or cider or stock.) Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove brats from pan and pat dry. Discard the cooking liquid.
- In a small bowl, whisk maple syrup, mustard, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper together.
- Place potatoes, cabbage, onions, and par-boiled brats onto a large-rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle with the mustard dressing and using your hands, toss to coat. Spread out in an even layer.
- Roast for 35-40 minutes, or until cabbage is browned and potatoes are cooked through.