Wilted Cabbage & Brats


Apples and cabbage bring a new dimension to smoked bratwurst links. A sour cream mixture adds the final touch to this recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Wilted Cabbage Brats
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ½ of a 2 lb. napa cabbage, cut into 4 wedges, core intact

  • 6 cooked, smoked bratwurst links, halved diagonally

  • 2 small apples, cored and cut in wedges

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ cup dairy sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage


  1. In large skillet cook cabbage in 1 Tbsp. hot olive oil over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven cook bratwurst and apples in 1 Tbsp. hot olive oil 2 minutes. In a small bowl whisk 1/4 cup water and mustard; add to Dutch oven. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover. Simmer 4 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl combine sour cream and sage; whisk in cooking juices, Use slotted spoon to transfer cabbage, bratwurst, and apples to bowls. Serve sour cream mixture over bratwurst. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
38g Fat
13g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1046mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 33.7mg 169%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 640mg 14%
Folate, total 100.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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