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Bratwurst Bites

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes




About the Recipe

Bratwurst Bites with Sauerkraut Dipping Sauce are just the thing to serve during a party or gathering.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tube non-perforated crescent roll sheet

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • ½ cup sauerkraut drained

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • pinch black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 375-degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius)

  • Cut the uncooked bratwurst into 1" pieces to make 24 pieces.

  • In a large skillet, brown the bratwurst pieces (on medium/high heat) in the oil until browned and cooked through, turning occasionally (approximately 10 minutes).

  • Remove the cooked bratwurst to a paper towel to drain and cool.

  • Pop and unroll the crescent sheet. Slice the sheet in half lengthwise and then slice into ½" strips to equal 24 - 6" strips.

  • Wrap each cooked bratwurst piece in one of the 6" crescent strips.

  • Place each wrapped bratwurst onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water.

  • Brush each crescent wrapped bratwurst with a bit of the egg wash, being careful not to saturate the bites as this will make them stick to the tray.

  • Sprinkle each bratwurst bite with poppy seeds.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, or until the crescent rolls are golden brown.

  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the sauerkraut, mayonnaise, pepper, and smoked paprika. Keep cold until ready to serve.

  • Serve the bratwurst bites warm (or at room temperature), along with the chilled sauerkraut sauce.

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