Bratwurst with Sauerkraut Redo & A Yummy Pics Giveaway

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes Recipe by Spicie Foodie

I have always been curious about new cooking ingredients and recipes. Even if Spicie Foodie wasn’t a huge part of my life I would feel the same. Every week I would still continue to cook several new dishes, just like I did before the existence of this blog. But as much as I like trying new foods and creating new recipes there are some meals that are part of my repertoire.

Those dishes comfort my soul, flush my body with memories and of course fill an empty stomach. Bratwurst with sauerkraut does all of that for me. When I crave it or upon the first bite I am reminded of Germany and Austria. It is a meal my husband and I enjoy and look forward to when we vacation in either country.

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes Recipe by Spicie Foodie

In 2010 I shared this recipe for the first time. Back then Spicie Foodie did not have the following it now has, and so I always felt that the recipe didn’t receive the attention I would have wanted it to…Or it could be the horrible photos that didn’t help…I don’t know. Regardless of the reason I wanted to “redo” the photos and post to share one of our most favorite meals. Those of you that have purchased a copy of Yummy Pics (thank you) will recognize the photos, they illustrated part of the “Meats and Sausages” styling section. I won’t be updating the old post with these new photos. As embarrassing as the older pictures are I leave them up as a reminder to continue practicing and learning my trade.

Let’s get to recipe and after we’ll talk about the giveaway.

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Bratwurst with Sauerkraut or Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut
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Recipe for Bratwurst with Sauerkraut served with creamy mashed potatoes. Authentic German and Austrian veal sausage recipe.
Recipe type: Sandwich, lunch, dinner, fast, meals for him, manly meals
Cuisine: German, Austrian, American
Serves: 2
  • 1 bag of Sauerkraut (500 grams or 1 lb), drain most off the liquid
  • 6 whole juniper berries
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 veal Bratwurst
  • ready made mashed potatoes for serving*
Additional Ingredients:
  • horseradish
  • German style mustard
  • dark rye bread
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, once warm saute the onions until translucent. add the juniper berries and cook for 2 minutes. Next pour the sauerkraut into the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Under medium heat, and stirring occasionally, continue to cook the sauerkraut until all of the liquid has evaporated and it begins to caramelize and turn a golden brown. This will take about 15-20 minutes
  2. Once the sauerkraut has finished cooking you can start on the sausage. Using a sharp knife make small horizontal cuts along it just as is in the photos. Heat a lightly oil grilling pan and grill them until they split and are cooked through.
To Serve:
  1. Serve the grilled sausages with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, horseradish, mustard and bread. If you'd like, they pair great with beer.
*I make sure that I either have leftover mashed potatoes, or that they are cooked first before moving onto the cabbage and sausages. Homemade is best of course.


Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes Recipe by Spicie Foodie

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy to prepare meal. It is one of my husband’s favorites so I highly recommend you cook it for the men in your life. But ladies also love it -I do.

Yummy Pics Giveaway

Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger's Guide to Better Photos by Spicie Foodie

Previously I mentioned Yummy Pics and a giveaway. If you haven’t heard yet, I wrote a photography ebook to share my knowledge. The ebook is a food blogger’s guide to better photos. Today my sweet friend Faith of An Edible Mosaic is sharing her review and giving away one copy,

Please stop by An Edible Mosaic to see what Faith thinks and to enter your chance to win a copy of Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger’s Guide to Better Photos. Don’t forget to check out her gorgeous An Edible Mosaic cookbook too. I’ll be giving away a copy soon but in the mean time head over to win a copy of Yummy Pics,


Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger's Guide to Better Photos, Photography eBook by Spicie Foodie



  1. says

    I know what you mean about old posts with embarrassing pictures. I have been redoing the pictures of my old posts too. They were terrible! LOL! I’ve always loved your photography when I first saw your blog. Keep on clicking! Oh, yes, this bratwurst & sauerkraut connote my main diet too in Germany & Austria. It’s one reason why I love visiting those countries!

    • says

      Hi Rowena,
      I just couldn’t do all that work on all my old posts. But also like I said, I keep them up as a reminder to keep learning and improving. Maybe one day I’ll change my mind, hehe. Thanks and glad to hear you also love the meal. Us too it’s one of the things we most look forward to. :)

  2. says

    Nancy you are the queen of plating and food styling. I would have never thought to give the sausages such dimension like you have with the mash potatoes. Amazing meal and photos. :)

  3. says

    I’m the same with the need to try new dishes and ingredients, there are always so many things I wanna discover! Bratwurst and sauerkraut, mmm, perfect winter comfort food!

  4. says

    I spent two years in Heidelberg when I was a teenager and you’ve all but turned me 17 again! I ate my WEIGHT in sausage when I was there, growing girl and all ;) Your brats turned out beautifully!

  5. says

    I have finally acquired a taste for sauerkraut after all of these years of disliking. My husband got me hooked on Ruben sandwiches and I guess it’s now time to try Brats and sauerkraut. Brats I love so definitely halfway there. This does look like a delicious dish, so a good place to start. Thanks!

  6. says

    I already downloaded the book, the day you launched but forgot about it to read. Your post reminded me.
    Never tried sauerkraut but I am sure I will love the sour flavor.

  7. says

    I found out about your Ebook from Edible Mosiac – and I am very impressed!! Photographing my food is something I have real trouble with and sometimes feel very discouraged as a food blogger that I can’t seem to capture how yummy it really is! I don’t think I can wait to see if I have won a free give away…I think I have to go and buy your book immediately :) Well done!

  8. says

    your food always looks so appetizing and i can’t imagine your pictures ever being bad!

    i would not have thought of pairing those sausages with mashed potatoes and cabbage… great combo!


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