There are plenty of dishes that can go perfectly well with your favourite beer during Oktoberfest, but here’s one that will always remain a crowd-winner. This German Bratwurst with Sauerkraut dish is a traditional Oktoberfest food, but is also considered a great comfort food all year round. Whether grilled or pan fried, the tasty bratwurst sausages always pair greatly with sauerkraut, and of course with a cold bottle of German beer!

So spice up your party or Oktoberfest celebration with this quick and classic German-inspired dish. Serve as a main dish with boiled or mashed potatoes, mustard and bread, or simply as a scrumptious sandwich filling. Enjoy!

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut




10 Minutes


20 Minutes


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 bratwurst sausages
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsps red or white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the bratwurst sausages and cook for 3-5 minutes or until evenly browned.
  3. Add onion slices and cook, stirring, until translucent and soft.
  4. Stir in sauerkraut. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the vinegar and water into the pan and mix well.
  6. Bring to a slow boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has evaporated.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, for a further 5 minutes or until the sausages are cooked through.
  8. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
  9. Serve bratwurst with sauerkraut with mashed or boiled potatoes, mustard or anything as desired.

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