Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Orecchiette With Brussels Sprouts and Bratwurst

4 servings


20 minutes

total time


2 tablespoons unsalted butter

12 ounces fully cooked bratwurst (about 4 links), sliced 1/2-inch thick (see tip)

1 cup thinly sliced onion

12 ounces brussels sprouts, quartered if large or halved if small (about 3 cups)

8 ounces drained sauerkraut, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper

1 pound orecchiette

1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces), more for serving

1/2 cup sour cream (4 ounces)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, parsley or chives


Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the bratwurst and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the brussels sprouts, sauerkraut and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the brussels sprouts are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups pasta cooking water and drain the pasta. Return the pasta and reserved cooking water to the pot over low heat. Add the sausage mixture, Parmesan, sour cream and dill and stir until slightly thickened and saucy, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with more Parmesan, if desired.


Serving Size




Total Fat

42 g

Saturated Fat

18 g

Unsaturated Fat

20 g

Trans Fat

0 g




1310 mg

Total Carbohydrate

103 g

Dietary Fiber

9 g

Total Sugars

8 g


36 g

4 servings


20 minutes

total time
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