How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven

how to cook bratwurst in the oven

You don’t need a grill to cook delicious brats in your oven.

Knowing how to cook bratwurst in the oven is a crucial tool to have in your brat cooking arsenal for those times when grilling brats is impossible.

Our favorite recipe is for beer brats that are boiled and then finished off on the grill but the below recipe for cooking bratwurst in the oven is a very close second.

Most bratwurst recipes for cooking bratwurst in the oven have you go the quick and simple route of cooking them in a broiler pan.


That’ll produce a perfectly fine brat but we prefer the dutch oven method below as it adds more flavor and you can cook your sides at the same time.

How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven – the Simple Method

If you’re craving bratwurst and want a quick and easy brat, the broiler method will likely be your best bet.

This recipe couldn’t be simpler. Turn you oven to the broiler setting and let it preheat.

Put your uncooked brats on a broiler pan and pop them in the oven, cooking them for about five minutes at a time on each side.

Keep turning them until they brown up nicely and are good to go.

This should take 15-20 minutes for uncooked brats and just 5-10 minutes for precooked bratwurst.

The Dutch Oven Method for Bratwurst in the Oven

stone ground mustard for bratwurst

Inglehoffer stone ground mustard is the mustard of choice for many bratwurst purists.

This baked bratwurst dish is our personal favorite and our go-to recipe when asked how to cook bratwurst in the oven.

Lightly grease your dutch oven and mix up a little olive oil and stone ground mustard in a bowl. Roughly chop up two large onions.

Add your brats and small potatoes (fingerlings or new potatoes or small red potatoes all work well) to the dutch oven and cover with onions.

Pour the olive oil and mustard over it and lightly toss. (You can also add about one-third of a can of beer, although it will tone down the mustard some.)

Bake at 400F for about an hour, stirring it up every 20 minutes or so.

Enjoy your amazing bratwurst goodness and pat yourself on the back for now knowing how to cook bratwurst in the oven!

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Best Bratwurst to Cook in the Oven

There’s really no such thing as a bad brat but there are definitely better ones than others. Always try to cook your bratwurst recipes with fresh local brats as it really does make a difference.

Kewauskum, Klement’s, and Usinger’s are some of the best bratwurst makers in the Midwest but their brats and sausages can be hard to find in some areas.

If you don’t have access to any good bratwurst locally, Wisconsinmade.com is one of the most popular companies that sells genuine Wisconsin brats online and ships them all around the country.

Adventurous souls can even make their own bratwurst, as it’s not that difficult once you have a good meat grinder and sausage stuffer to work with.