Recipe By Juliana Hale
Published Jan 7th
Pretzel Bratwurst Bites
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 36 slices Calories 122.9

Put bratwurst slices in the middle of pretzel bites to create a new and delicious snack made easy with pizza dough. Serve with mustard.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • ⅓ cup baking soda
  • 1 (13.8 ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough
  • 12 links smoked bratwurst
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with foil.
  2. 2 Stir together water and baking soda in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 10x12-inch rectangle. Cut dough into twelve 1-inch strips. Wrap each strip tightly around a bratwurst in a spiral, pinching edges to seal and leaving about 1/2 inch of bratwurst peeking out of each end.
  4. 4 Add 3 wrapped bratwurst at a time to the boiling water. Boil for about 30 seconds. Transfer bratwurst to the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining wrapped bratwurst.
  5. 5 Bake bratwursts until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cut each bratwurst crosswise into thirds. Serve with mustard.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 122.9
  • Carbohydrate 6 g
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Fat 8.6 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 877.3 mg
  • Sugar 0.6 g

Chef's Notes

This recipe will work with 14 to 16 ounces pizza dough.


  1. really good. I've made them once with brats and once with cocktail weenies. both worked out well. For those wondering , smoked brats are pre cooked. Don't use uncooked sausages
  2. I have made these with all kinds of sausage, hot dogs, kielbasa, bratwurst, all delicious. I usually leave them whole and we have hem for supper. Love them.
  3. We made these tonight for the Super Bowl. They tasted good but the instructions failed to say whether or not to use cooked or uncooked brats before they are baked. We used uncooked and they took probably a extra 25 minutes to cook. When I first took them out of the oven at 12 minutes - Read more ...