Easy Bratwurst Noodle Casserole


Bratwurst Noodle Casserole

Bratwurst noodle casserole is unlike any other pasta dish you have ever had. This dish tastes amazing! Not only does this dish taste great, but it is also easy to prepare. Check out the step-by-step instructions on how to make this delicious recipe.

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Easy Bratwurst Pasta

Our bratwurst noodle casserole is the perfect recipe for an easy dinner. Bratwurst pasta is quick and simple to prepare, and it allows you to make a fast and delicious dinner. We are excited to share with you exactly how to prepare this dish, as well as a few additional ideas on how you can change it up if you would like to do so. Be sure to check out the recipe!

Delicious Brat Casserole

Our recipe for brat casserole is surprisingly delicious. I have never been a huge fan of bratwurst, until recently. When you include bratwurst in this recipe, it makes for a very tasty dish. I am excited for you to try this recipe out and see what you think about it!

The ingredients needed to make Bratwurst Noodle Casserole:

To make this delicious bratwurst noodle casserole, there are only a few ingredients required. Please see the ingredient list below to make sure you have everything needed.

Ingredient List:

Penne noodles
Olive oil
Beer brats
Cream cheese
Diced tomatoes
Garlic salt
Seasoning salt
Italian seasoning
Shredded Italian cheese blend (optional)

Easiest Way to Prepare Homemade Bratwurst Noodle Casserole

There are several different ways you can prepare this homemade bratwurst noodle casserole. However, my favorite is to cook each portion individually and then combine it all together. If desired you can bake the entire thing and melt some cheese on top. Or you can simply serve it once everything is combined.

Super Simple Directions:

The process of making this bratwurst noodle casserole is quite simple. The entire dish is basically a mixture of cooking your meat, boiling your noodles, and then creating your sauce. Once each portion is created it’s simply a matter of combining it. Let’s look at some step-by-step instructions on how to make this casserole.

Steps to make Bratwurst Noodle Casserole:

Start off by cooking your meat in a skillet. You will want to cook your bacon and bratwurst in a skillet until they are browned to your desired liking. Once done cooking, drain the grease, then crush the bacon, and slice the bratwurst. Brown the bratwurst slices on both sides.

Next, place a pan of water on the stovetop with your noodles in it along with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add a dash of salt to the water and bring to a boil. Boil until your noodles are al dente. Drain the liquid. 

In a saucepan, drizzle with olive oil, then add minced garlic and chopped onion. Sauté until your onions begin to brown. Next, add diced tomatoes, a block of cream cheese, and fresh basil leaves. Warm stirring often, until your cream cheese is melted. 

Once your sauce is made, it is time to combine your dish. Into your casserole dish add pasta noodles, crushed bacon, and bratwurst. Top with your sauce then stir to combine. If desired sprinkle cheese on top, then bake until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!

Bratwurst Noodle Casserole top view with basil leaves

Easy Bratwurst Pasta Recipe

There are four main portions of this recipe. These portions include your cheese sauce, your beer brats, followed by your seasoning, and finally the cooking technique for each one. Let’s take a closer look at each of these categories.

Cheese: Cheese sauce can be made with multiple ingredients. Our recipe features cheese sauce made from cream cheese and diced tomatoes. However, it may also be made using a sour cream sauce recipe, or even a melted white cheese such as white queso. Our favorite result comes from using cream cheese and gives you a simple and delicious dish and flavor.

Beer: There are many kinds of brats, or sausages you can use to make this recipe. Our favorite way to make this is two years beer brats to make bratwurst noodle casserole. However, feel free to mix things up and see what your favorite is.

Seasoning: There are all kinds of seasonings you can use to flavor this dish. If you enjoy more spicy aspects, you might enjoy adding some hot seasonings such as red pepper flakes or coriander to this dish. Some of our favorite seasonings to use include garlic powder, garlic salt, Italian seasoning blend, seasoning salt, pepper, and other fresh seasonings such as fresh basil, and fresh parsley.

Cooking: Our favorite way to prepare the stage is to make each section of it separately, then mix it together. We have found this provides the best flavor and outcome for the recipe. However, you may choose to make it all by cooking it all together in the oven at once.

If you choose to bake it together in the oven, please note you will need to add additional liquid so that the pasta noodles can cook appropriately. Now let’s take a look at the exact bratwurst noodle casserole recipe we like using the recipe given below.

Bratwurst Noodle Casserole Recipe



2 cups raw penne noodles
½ tsp salt
Water, to cover
1 Tbsp olive oil drizzle
2 Tbsp butter


1 lb bacon, cooked and cut into chunks
2 bratwursts, cooked and cut into slices


1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
3 Tbsp olive oil drizzle
15 oz diced tomatoes, in their juice
8 oz cream cheese
2-3 leaves fresh basil, chopped

Suggested Seasonings

1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp garlic salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp dried basil
½ tsp Italian seasoning
Sprinkle of parsley, as desired
¼ tsp thyme


Step 1: Meat

Start by browning your meat. In a skillet, cook your bacon, and bratwurst. Once the bacon is cooked, remove it, and place it on a paper towel-lined plate for the grease to drain. When the bratwurst has been cooked, cut them into slices, and brown both sides of the slices. Then remove from the skillet and set aside. 

step 1 cook bacon
step 2 cook brats

Step 2: Pasta

In a pan, add pasta, and cover with water. Add in olive oil and salt. Bring to a boil, and simmer until your pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside. 

Bratwurst Noodle Casserole boil pasta
Bratwurst Noodle Casserole saute onions

Step 3: Sauce

In a sauté pan add olive oil, minced garlic, and chopped onions. Sauté until your onions begin to turn golden brown. Add in diced tomatoes, fresh basil, and cream cheese. Cook over low heat stirring often, until your cream cheese is melted. 

Bratwurst Noodle Casserole add tomatoes, cream cheese, and basil
Bratwurst Noodle Casserole add seasonings

Step 4: Bringing It All Together

Add your cooked pasta into the casserole dish with 2 Tbsp butter. Allow the butter to coat your noodles. Next, add crushed bacon and browned bratwurst slices. Finally, add in your prepared sauce, and desired seasonings. Stir so that all the pasta is coated in your sauce. If desired sprinkle with shredded cheese, and place in the oven at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Or you can skip the baking process and serve right after everything has been combined in your dish. Serve and enjoy!

Bratwurst Noodle Casserole noodles, bacon, and brats
Bratwurst Noodle Casserole combined dish

Nutritional Facts:

We estimate that this recipe serves about five to six people. Given this estimation, one serving is equal to 1/6thof the above recipe. One serving is estimated to contain 694 calories. One serving is also estimated to contain 40.1 g total fat, 83 mg cholesterol, 796 mg sodium, 65.6 g total carbohydrates, and 18.5 g protein. Most of the calorie content comes from bacon, bratwurst, and pasta.

Recipe Summary:

This recipe turns out the best when each portion is prepared individually. However, you may also choose to add water or milk to the dish and bake it using raw pasta. Another method that could be prepared, is pre-cooking your pasta, and simply combining everything else. Sprinkle the top with cheese, cover, and bake at 350°, for 30 to 45 minutes.

Tips from the Kitchen

Tip 1: Anytime you are dealing with pasta, it is important to cook it so that it is just done. You don’t want to undercook it or cook it for too long. A great way to tell if your pasta is done is to take a bite out of a piece to see if there is any crunch left to it. If it tastes good to you, then it’s going to be done.

Tip 2: Once this recipe is combined, you can bake it in the oven if you wish. Or you can simply serve it fresh once it is all mixed up. The choice is up to you how you serve it. Both ways taste good.

Recipe of Award-winning Bratwurst Noodle Casserole

Bratwurst noodle casserole is a great recipe to try when you are looking for something out of the norm. This is not something that would be on your normal menu perhaps, but you should give it a try because it is surprisingly good. Not only does it taste great, but it is also very easy to make.

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How To Store Leftovers:

The best way to store leftovers for this casserole is in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You will not want to freeze this recipe once it is prepared. As it will change texture in the freezer due to the milk and pasta content. It may be stored in airtight container, in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. However, please keep in mind that this recipe will be the best the earlier it is enjoyed. 

Recipe Variations

There are many different recipe variations that include a version of pasta and bratwurst together, or one or the other. We are going to look at some of the most common variations of this recipe below.

Buttered Noodles With Brat Slices

Buttered noodles with brat slices are very much like it sounds. You will boil your noodles until they are al dente, then butter them. Then in a skillet, cook your brat slices until they are browned on both sides. Top your noodles that are coated in butter, with slices of bratwurst. Season as desired, serve, and enjoy.

Brat ‘N’ Tot Bake

Brat ‘n’ tot bake is a combination of bratwurst, and tater tots combined to make a delicious casserole. To make this simply combine tater tots, cream of mushroom soup, slices of bratwurst, and some shredded cheese. Bake together until it is warmed through. Serve and enjoy.

Bratwurst And Sauerkraut Casserole

If you enjoy sauerkraut, you might like this casserole. You will want to drain 28 oz of sauerkraut, then combine it with chopped onion, minced garlic, brown sugar, bay leaf, sliced bratwurst, and peeled and diced potatoes. When the ingredients are combined, pour into a lightly greased casserole dish. Cover, and bake at 350°F for 1 hour to 1 ½ hour, or until the potatoes are soft to the touch. Serve and enjoy.

Bratwurst, Sauerkraut And Bean Casserole 

Bratwurst, sauerkraut, and bean casserole is very much like a bratwurst and sauerkraut casserole, except with the addition of beans. Prepare as suggested above, only add your favorite beans to the mixture before baking. Serve and enjoy.

Cheesy Brat Casserole

In a casserole dish, combine brats that have been cut into slices, potatoes that are peeled cooked, and cubed, frozen green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and one onion that has been finely chopped. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes, or until your potatoes are soft to the touch. Serve and enjoy.

Polish Noodle Casserole

Polish noodle casserole is made by combining sour cream, chicken broth, finely chopped onions, mustard, salt, pepper, sliced bratwurst, frozen corn, and cooked egg noodles in a casserole dish. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese, and bake at 350°F until it is cooked through. Serve and enjoy.

Sausage Noodle Casserole Recipe: How to Make It

To make sausage noodle casserole, you will start off by boiling your egg noodles until they are almost fully cooked. Then in a separate skillet while your noodles are cooking, cook your sausage slices until they are warmed through and browned on both sides. In a saucepan, sauté finely chopped onions, and mushrooms in butter. Sprinkle with flour, and stir it in. Then add broth, milk, seasoning salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you desire. Next in a casserole dish, combine your cooked egg noodles, browned sausage, and your sauce that has been made. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and breadcrumbs if desired and bake until cheese is melted and browned. Serve and enjoy. 

Bratwurst Noodle Casserole top view

Marinara Brats and Peppers

Making marinara brats and peppers is really an easy process. You will start off by boiling your noodles in a pan until they are al dente, then drain completely. In a separate skillet, cook your brats until they are done, then slice, and brown on both sides. In another saucepan, sauté your peppers, and minced onion together in butter. Combine prepared noodles, brat slices, and sautéed peppers and onions together, top with marinara sauce. Serve and enjoy. 

Egg Noodles with Bratwurst and Beer Mustard Sauce

To make egg noodles with bratwurst and beer mustard sauce, you are going to prepare it much like our recipe above. Start off by cooking your bratwurst and boiling your egg noodles. Then in a separate pan, you’re going to make your beer mustard sauce. To make the sauce you are going to cover a skillet with oil, then sauté onions. Sprinkle in salt, then add beer, Dijon mustard together. Mix all your ingredients together, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy.

Swiss Sauerkraut Casserole

Sauerkraut casserole is made by cooking egg noodles, ground beef, and sautéing onion. Then mix all of the ingredients in addition to salt, pepper, undrained sauerkraut, condensed cream of chicken soup, and top with Swiss cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes, before serving. 

Creamy Hot Dog Noodle Casserole

Creamy hot dog noodle casserole is another way to make a casserole but instead of bratwurst, it uses hotdogs. To make this casserole, combine cooked egg noodles, with Finley sliced hotdogs, cream of mushroom soup, one finely chopped onion, peas, and milk, mix everything together, and bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes, or until it begins to bubble. Serve while hot. 

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How to make a bratwurst and potato casserole?

And there are many ways to make bratwurst and potato casserole. The key is to make sure that you have some kind of sauce included to help make the dish moist. Please see the above recipe variations for ideas on how to make bratwurst and potato casserole.

How to make bratwurst pasta with cream cheese?

The process of making bratwurst pasta with cream cheese is featured in our bratwurst noodle casserole recipe. Above, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of how to make this tasty meal.

How do you make sausage and noodle casserole?

Making sausage noodle casserole is very similar to bratwurst noodle casserole. The main difference is to swap out the kind of meat for a type of sausage. Otherwise, the rest remains the same. Please see the above recipe variation section for additional ideas on how to make a sausage noodle casserole.

What’s the best way to make a cheesy brat casserole?

The best way to make a cheesy bread casserole can vary depending upon what kind of cheese you want to use. You could simply use a can of cheddar cheese sauce mixed with slices of bratwurst and potatoes, or noodles to make a very tasty cheesy bread casserole.

Beer Brat Pasta

Beer brat pasta is the perfect dish, for when you don’t know what to make. It is easy to prepare, tastes great, and is a whole meal in one pan. With this bratwurst noodle casserole, there’s not a lot of pressure to have many sides.

Bratwurst Casserole

Bratwurst casserole is an easy and quick meal that tastes delicious. Best of all, it is easy to make. Not only is it easy, and tastes good, and making bratwurst noodle casserole is a great way to mix up your menu.

Bratwurst Pasta

Bratwurst pasta is a great meal for any time of year, and any occasion. Get creative and add your own twist to this tasty dish! 

Easiest Bratwurst Pasta Recipe!

This recipe for a bratwurst noodle casserole is very easy to make and taste wonderful! This recipe is a must-try recipe because it tastes so good, is easy to make, and will help get you out of the routine for your meals. Give this recipe a try today and let us know what you think!


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