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Pretzel Roll Strata with Brats and Sauerkraut
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5 from 3 votes

Savory German Bratwurst Strata with Pretzel Rolls

Hearty, meaty chunks of German bratwurst are simmered in beer and caraway before being combined with pieces of soft, flavorful pretzel rolls. Next, they're mixed with tangy sauerkraut, stone ground mustard, and lots and lots of Swiss cheese before being smothered in an egg, milk and mustard mixture and then baked to a delicious golden brown.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Casseroles
Cuisine: German
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 370kcal


  • 1 pound bratwurst
  • 1 12-ounce beer
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 6 soft pretzel rolls hot dog or hamburger
  • cups sauerkraut drained
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup stone ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • 3 cups cubed Swiss Cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use a paring knife or fork to poke several holes into each bratwurst.
  • Add the beer and caraway to a large skillet.
  • Add the bratwurst to the skillet and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the bratwurst to a cutting board and allow to cool.
  • Reserve the beer and the caraway from the skillet. Set aside to cool.
  • Tear the pretzel rolls into bite sized pieces and place them in a large bowl.
  • Add the drained sauerkraut to the pretzel bowl.
  • Once cool, chop the bratwurst into 1" pieces.
  • Add the chopped brats to the pretzel bowl, along with the reserved beer from the skillet.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the brat and pretzel mixture.
  • Add the cubed Swiss cheese and thyme leaves into the bowl and stir very well to combine.
  • Spray a 3 quart covered casserole dish with olive oil spray.
  • Spoon the bratwurst and pretzel mixture evenly into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Cover and bake in a preheated oven for 60-70 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and continue baking for an additional 45 minutes, or until the center is set and when a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.


This Savory German Bratwurst Sauerkraut Strata with Pretzel Rolls may be made (and refrigerated) up to 24 hours in advance of baking.
If refrigerated, allow the strata to sit on the counter for 30 minutes before baking to take the chill off.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 1209mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 395mg | Iron: 2mg