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brat sheet pan dinner with red cabbage and apples

Bratwurst, Red Cabbage, and Apple Sheet Pan Dinner

In this brat sheet pan dinner from Every Night Meals, bratwurst is baked in the oven with cabbage and apples to make a colorful, easy meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, bratwurst, cabbage, sausage, sheet pan dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
Cost: $15


  • Cutting board and knife
  • Large rimmed baking sheet


  • 1 small head red cabbage (or ½ large head), cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples (or any tart apples you like), quartered, cored, and thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • pounds uncooked bratwurst (6 large links)
  • 6 hot dog / sausage buns
  • German-style mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Combine the sliced cabbage and apples in a large bowl. Add the thyme, vinegar, oil, salt, and a few grinds of black pepper and massage everything together with your hands or two wooden spoons.
  • Spread the cabbage and apple mixture in an even layer on a large rimmed baking sheet and place the bratwurst on top. Sprinkle with a pinch or two of salt and a grind or two of black pepper.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Roast the brats, cabbage, and apples for 20 minutes, then stir the cabbage and apples, turn the bratwurst, and roast for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the bratwurst registers 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Serve the brats in rolls with German mustard and roasted cabbage and apples on the side.