Bratwurst Splits

Bratwurst itself is great, but add extra cheddar and it’s amazing. I think my older brother had a version of this at a German restaurant when he went there with his German class in middle school. Ever since then, we’ve enjoyed having our Americanized version as part of Oktoberfest. You could eat it in a bun, but we generally just eat it straight up with a knife and fork.

Note that it is delicious but very greasy, especially if you use a national brand like Johnsonville. So you may not want to eat too many, for your digestive system. If you want one less greasy, you can use Harmons bratwurst, which has considerably less fat and is more authentic-tasting. But any brand is delicious.

And this one is naturally gluten free.

Bratwurst Splits

  • Servings: varies
  • Difficulty: medium
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A fun German-inspired Oktoberfest dish.


  • 1 pkg. Bratwursts
  • Optional: Broth and chopped onion
  • 1 brick Cheddar Cheese, cut in long slices like string cheese


Boil bratwurst in pan of water or chicken broth with onion (for more flavor), about 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Then slice bratwurst down middle (not all the way through), place cheese in middle, then broil or grill until cheese is bubbly and slightly brown.

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