Brats with Onions and Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

Brats with Onions and Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

How To Make Brats with Onions and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Serve pieces of bratwurst along with a cheesy and savory onion and cheddar cheese sauce for a filling and rich taste that’s undeniably delightful.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 2lbsyellow onionssliced
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • saltto taste
  • freshly ground pepperto taste
  • tbspbutter
  • tbspflour
  • tspgarlic powder
  • ¾cupmilk
  • 5 ozsharp cheddar cheeseshredded
  • 1tbspspicy brown mustard
  • 19ozJohnsonville Original or Beer N’ Bratwurst Brats
  • 5pcsbrat bunsor hoagie buns


Caramelized Onions:

  1. Cut the tip and root from the onions. Cut them in half and remove the skins. Slice the onion halves (going the direction from tip to root) into slices.

  2. Melt butter in a heavy stainless steel or cast iron skillet over medium heat then add olive oil. Add onions and toss to coat with butter mixture.

  3. Let cook about 40 to 45 minutes, while reducing heat to medium-low as needed if they are browning too much and stirring occasionally, about every 5 minutes.

  4. Onions should be nice and golden brown and have a rich caramelized flavor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Preheat a grill over medium-low heat. Grill brats 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently until browned and center registers 160 degrees F.

Cheese Sauce:

  1. While brats are grilling, prepare cheese sauce. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and garlic powder and cook and stir constantly, 1 minute.

  2. While whisking slowly stir in milk. Cook and stir until mixture begins to lightly boil and thicken.

  3. Reduce heat to low, stir in cheddar and whisk until melted. Stir in mustard and season with salt to taste. If needed thin with a little more milk. Rewarm over warm heat if needed.

  4. To assemble the hot dogs, place one brat on each of the buns, top with onions and cheddar cheese sauce, serve warm.


  • Calories: 794.41kcal
  • Fat: 54.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.90g
  • Trans Fat: 0.66g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.04g
  • Fiber: 4.48g
  • Sugar: 12.35g
  • Protein: 29.47g
  • Cholesterol: 133.67mg
  • Sodium: 1362.80mg
  • Calcium: 387.56mg
  • Potassium: 790.08mg
  • Iron: 2.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 162.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.98mg
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