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Bratwurst Pasta Recipe
4.89 from 17 votes

Bratwurst Pasta

This Bratwurst pasta recipe is so flavorful and easy to make. The pasta is loaded with savory German sausage and perfectly cooked in a buttery beer sauce. It’s garlicky, and taste like alfredo but without the heavy cream!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, pasta
Cuisine American, German
Servings 6
Calories 554 kcal


  • a Large deep saute pan


  • 1 pound Bratwurst, (chasing removed or use ground)
  • 12 oz spaghetti or fettucine
  • ½ cup wheat beer or pale ale
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (add more according to your liking)
  • black pepper, (to taste)


  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • chopped parsley


  • Bring a large pot of salted water ( about 4 qt + 1 tablespoon of salt) to a boil. Follow the instructions on the product packaging and cook pasta until al dente.
  • In a large deep saute pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Cook the sausage (chasing removed), breaking up the meat for about 4 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to moderately low. Add onion, and cook for about 4 minutes or until it translucent. Be sure to keep scraping up the browned bits from the bottom to prevent burning.
    Add garlic, and keep stirring for about 1 minute.
  • Add beer to the pan. Be sure to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom, simmer until reduced by half, for about 3 minutes.
  • Melt the butter and add black pepper. Stir and reduce the heat to low. Add the cooked pasta, and parmesan. Toss just until combined then turn off the heat immediately.
  • Transfer the pasta to a serving plate. Serve with additional parmesan cheese if needed! Enjoy!



Sodium: 712mgCalcium: 91mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 151IUSugar: 3gFiber: 2gPotassium: 428mgCholesterol: 69mgCalories: 554kcalSaturated Fat: 11gFat: 30gProtein: 20gCarbohydrates: 48gIron: 1mg
Keyword Beer Bratwurst Pasta, Bratwurst Pasta
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