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Crescent Wrapped Bratwurst Bites with Sauerkraut Dipping Sauce
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Bratwurst Appetizer Bites with Sauerkraut Dipping Sauce

Bratwurst Bites with Sauerkraut Dipping Sauce are just the thing to serve during a party or gathering. They're also super simple to make, and everybody loves them! Make some today!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: German
Servings: 24
Calories: 78kcal


  • 5 bratwurst
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tube non-perforated crescent roll sheet
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • ½ cup sauerkraut drained
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • pinch black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
  • 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.



Tools and equipment:
large skillet, small bowls, pizza wheel (optional), baking sheet, parchment paper (optional), cutting board, chef's knife, spoons, and pastry brush


Serving: 1bite | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 125mg | Sugar: 1g