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Quick Bratwurst Pizza is a super quick and yummy way to use up those leftover brats. Made in a flash with naan bread, a creamy mustard sauce, sauerkraut, red onions, sliced leftover brats and Swiss cheese! If you have 5 minutes to prep this, and 10 minutes to bake this, you will have dinner ready in no time!
If you read my previous post which is the best bratwurst recipe ever, you know that we love eating beer brats in our family. When I make these tasty sausages for a cookout or for tailgating on a game day, I ALWAYS make WAY too much food.
So, I always end up with a lot of leftovers. If you're searching for leftover brat recipes, search no more!
When I was trying to figure out what to do with all of the leftover brats, I also knew I had a lot of leftover sauerkraut. I knew I wanted to come up with some sort of bratwurst sauerkraut pizza recipe. I just sort of threw this together quickly one night, and thought it was delicious!
This brat pizza is so quick and easy. The one thing that makes it so easy is that I skipped the pizza dough and used naan flatbread as the base. I like to use the Stonefire brand of naan and I always find it in the bakery area of my grocery store.
Feel free to use pizza dough if you prefer, if just won't be as fast.
What do I need to make this recipe?
The ingredients used to make this recipe are simple:
- salt and pepper
- red onion
- leftover bratwurst
- Swiss cheese
When I say deli mustard, this is not the yellow mustard. It's the brown kind that has a bit of horseradish in it. It's the perfect flavor to go with the brats and sauerkraut. My favorite brand of deli mustard is by Boar's Head.
Sometimes I have a hard time finding Swiss cheese at one of my grocery stores. You can always substitute with shredded mozzarella cheese or shredded cheddar cheese.
As I've mentioned before, I always prefer to buy blocks of cheese and shred it myself. The cheese companies add something to the bags of pre-shredded cheese to keep it from sticking together. It seems to keep it from melting properly. The block cheese always melts better.
If you're short on time though, just grab the pre-shredded cheese. It really won't make or break the pizza.
Steps and tips for making this pizza
I always use a pizza stone when making pizza. I feel like it makes the crust a bit more crispy. Also, after you've used it a few times, it becomes nonstick. Make sure to read the instructions that come with the stone for using it and cleaning and taking care of it.
If you're making this recipe as written with the naan bread, you won't need to preheat the pizza stone, since the bread is already cooked. If you decide to go ahead and use raw pizza dough, pre-heating the stone is necessary. Again, make sure to read the instructions that come with the stone.
First, make the creamy mustard sauce. Mix together the mayonnaise, the deli mustard and the salt and pepper.
- Spread the creamy mustard sauce on the naan flatbread.
- Top with drained sauerkraut.
- Add thinly sliced red onion.
- Add sliced leftover bratwurst.
- Top with shredded Swiss cheese.
Bake the pizza in a preheated 400°F oven for about 8 minutes. After the pizza is thoroughly heated, change the oven temperature to broil and move the pizza to the top rack.
Broil for about 1-2 minutes, or until the top layer of cheese is bubbly and starting to turn slightly brown.
Make sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. Burning can happen very quickly on the broil setting!
What if I don't like sauerkraut?
What?!? Who doesn't like sauerkraut? Just kidding. Honestly, I couldn't stand the stuff until a few years ago. I just one day tasted it again, and now I'm kind of obsessed with it!
But, if you don't like the sour, tangy taste of sauerkraut, you could lightly saute some thinly shredded cabbage in some extra virgin olive oil and use that to get the same texture, but a less intense flavor.
Caramelized yellow onions could also be another option to use instead of the sauerkraut.
Thinly sliced red, yellow or orange bell peppers can also work. Or any other veggies that you love.
OR, you could just leave it out completely, and add some extra bratwurst or cheese. Maybe try two cheeses. Swiss and mozzarella? White cheddar cheese and goat cheese? Monterey jack and Gouda? Change it up!
Quick Bratwurst Pizza
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons deli mustard (with horseradish)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 naan flatbread
- ½ cup sauerkraut drained well
- ¼ cup red onions thinly sliced
- 1 bratwurst cooked and sliced
- ½ cup Swiss cheese shredded
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix mayonnaise, deli mustard and salt and pepper.
- Spread creamy mustard onto the naan flatbread.
- Top flatbread with sauerkraut, red onions, sliced bratwurst and Swiss cheese.
- Cook on a pizza stone in the oven for 8 minutes.
- Change oven setting to broil, place pizza on the top rack and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the top of pizza gets a little bubbly and brown. Make sure to watch it closely so it doesn't burn.