How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven

5 Bratwurst
50 min

Learn how to cook bratwurst in the oven as the weather turns cold and you are unable to grill them!

Bratwursts are perfect for barbeque parties and busy weeknights when you are looking for a fast and easy dinner idea.

Cooking bratwurst in the oven is also pretty quick and the clean-up after making them is easy too. With some simple prep and the right oven temperature, you’ll have tasty brats in no time.

These oven-baked brats can be cooked together with peppers and onions for a delicious meal. Pair it with an Oktoberfest beer or German-style lager to celebrate Oktoberfest year long!

Oven-baked brats are even faster than grilling bratwurst and they turn out just as amazing! The oven brats brown well and have a great texture. They are slightly crispy on the outside and extremely soft and flavorful on the inside

How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven
Recipe details
  • 5  Bratwurst
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 5 Bratwursts
  • 1 White onion
  • 3 Bell Peppers Any colors
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh ground or whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 5 Hot dog buns
  • Mustard sauce

Preheat the oven to 400ºF with the rack in the center position
In a small bowl, add olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix till evenly combined. Set this vinaigrette aside
Slice onion and bell peppers to 1/4 inch strips
Add them to a disposable baking pan
Add the raw bratwursts
Stir the vinaigrette once and drizzle into the pan. Toss the bratwurst, peppers and onions till the vinaigrette has evenly coated everything
Place the baking pan in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, toss everything again and make sure the bratwursts are flipped
Bake again for 20 minutes till the bratwursts, onions and peppers have browned edges. Check the internal temperature of the bratwursts. It should be 160 F to be fully cooked
You can serve as is, or you can stuff them into hot-dog buns along with the veggies. Spread some cheddar on top and put them back in the oven for about 5 minutes for the buns to be toasted and the cheese to melt
Add mustard sauce or any other toppings as needed
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