Brats in a Blanket

April 6, 2024 - Country Cooking

Upgrade your classic pigs in a blanket with this recipe for brats in a blanket. Perfect for a party or game day snack, these bratwursts wrapped in flaky pastry are sure to be a hit!

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Brats in a Blanket are a fun and exciting way to celebrate Bratsgiving- National Bratwurst Day on August 16th. They are like a grown-up, super-sized version of Pigs in a Blanket. But don’t worry. The kids will love them. They are so juicy and tasty.

I used Johnsonville Firecracker Brats, my new favorite Bratwurst flavor. They have just the right amount of heat and are so flavorful and delicious.

Ingredients Notes

Brats– I use Johnsonville Brats. They have different flavors of brats. Use any flavor you like.

Puff Pastry– Crescent dough can be used instead but you can’t beat the buttery flakiness of puff pastry.

Swiss Cheese– you can use cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, or mozzarella cheese instead.

Dijon Mustard– spicy or Creole mustard can be used instead.

Sauerkraut– be sure to drain it well so it doesn’t get the puff pastry soggy.

Egg– brushing the puff pastry with egg wash helps get it extra golden and crispy.

Caraway Seeds– poppy seeds or everything bagel seasoning can be substituted for caraway seeds.

First I grilled them to give them that awesome grill-flavor. I let them cool and wrapped them in puff pastry with swiss cheese, mustard, and sauerkraut.

You could also use crescent roll dough, but I love how buttery and crispy the puff pastry gets.

Note: 5 Brats come in a package of Johnsonville Brats, but I couldn’t think of a good way to cut a sheet of puff pastry into 5 pieces that would fully wrap around the brats. So you will have one brat leftover. If someone doesn’t eat it up right away, save it in the refrigerator. You can chop it up and add it to mac and cheese or to a grilled cheese sandwich. Talk about delicious!!

Storage and Freezing

Brats in a Blanket are best eaten shortly after being made but you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days and reheat in a 350 degree oven or air fryer.

Assembled Brats can be frozen for up to a month. To cook brats from frozen they will need a little extra time. If they are getting too brown, cover loosley with foil.

 More Recipes Using Brats

Crock Pot Reuben Brats

Grilled Brats with Southern Toppings

Jalapeno Beer Brats

Slow Cooker Beer Brats

Bratwurst Mac and Cheese


Brats in a Blanket

Grilled Brats wrapped up in puff pastry with swiss cheese and sauerkraut and baked until golden. 
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword sausage
Prep Time 20 minutes minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes minutes
Total Time 40 minutes minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Christin Mahrlig


1 package Johnsonville Brats1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted according to package directions6 slices swiss cheese4 teaspoons Dijon mustard1 cup sauerkraut, drained well1 egg1 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional


Grill brats according to package directions. Let cool.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out slightly. When cut in quarters, each piece should be about as long as a bratwurst.
Cut puff pastry into 4 equal quarters. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Place 1 1/2 slices Swiss cheese to cover each piece of puff pastry.
Spread 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard on top of cheese for each piece of puff pastry.
Arrange 1/4 cup sauerkraut down the center of each piece and place the bratwursts on top.
Roll puff pastry around bratwurst and place seam side down.
Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush egg mixture across the top of the puff pastry.
Sprinkle with caraway seeds.
Place in oven and bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve with mustard.


To make spicy, add a few pinches of crushed red peppers to the sauerkraut.

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Originally posted August 10, 2016.

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