Cheesy Brat Stew for the Slow Cooker

Cheesy Brat Stew for the Slow Cooker


"This is a delicious stew! Easy to make and wonderful to eat. Great for those chilly days watching football games."

Ingredients 3 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 604 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 604 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 40.4 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 1487 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the bratwurst, potatoes, minced onion, green beans, red pepper, Cheddar cheese, mushroom soup and water into a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on medium for 3 hours, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
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OK...I admit that I did not make the recipe just as described, but what I made was reviewed by my husband as "the best soup you've ever made." Very high praise indeed!! I browned fresh onions (instead of dried) and peppers first, then added the potatoes to brown as well. To make things even easier on myself, I used half a sack of those frozen cut up potatoes that are meant to be for hash browns. Then, instead of the brats, I used two packages of sliced Hilshire Farms smoked sausages (they are already cooked, so that speeds up the time). The rest was cooked as indicated. EXCELLENT FLAVOR!!! I will definitely be making this one again!


My husband and I really enjoy this. I like to use brats that we grilled the day before, because it gives the stew a wonderful smoky flavor. For those users who complain that it's too greasy: Do not stir in cheese until the end of cooking. I usually add it in the last 30 minutes and turn the crockpot to high. You can also use half cheddar and half american cheese (which melts and incorporates better). That way, the cheddar flavor comes out, but the stew is rich and creamy. Hope these suggestions help!


I wasn't sure what to expect with all the differing reviews. We enjoyed this, it was a bit like comfort food on a cold winter night. My "tweaks" were chicken stock in place of water (only because I had a container opened already) and I added one can of cheddar cheese soup since some reviewers said there was not enough liquid. Our stew was a touch soupy, but I prepared for that with a large hunk of crusty bread to soak up the sauce! Please keep in mind that even after 4 hours on High, the potatoes were still a touch hard, but not enough to stop us from eating dinner then. It was nice to find a recipe for bratwurst that was different, yet tasty.