Bratwurst Soup


Bratwurst Soup

This cheesy bratwurst soup will warm you up!

Bratwurst Soup
Bratwurst Soup

When the weather gets chilly, we crave something warm and cozy like this Bratwurst Soup!

And this soup recipe is good enough that you might even forget that it's cold outside.

Fresh veggies (sauteed in butter), smoked bratwurst, and sharp Cheddar cheese make up the base of this irresistible soup recipe. These ingredients make an insanely flavorful soup, and we just love the texture of the melted cheese in the finished dish.

Serve this bratwurst soup alongside some crusty rye bread, some sauerkraut, and maybe even a frosty mug of beer for an absolutely delicious dinner experience!


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time30 min



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely shredded
  • 3 large shallots, minced
  • 1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 cooked smoked bratwurst, knockwurst, or Polish sausage (about 12 ounces total), halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer

Cheesy Bratwurst Soup Recipe


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and shallots; reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring frequently, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine broth and flour and whisk until smooth. Stir into the onion mixture. Add the milk, caraway seeds and black pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.

  3. Gradually stir in the cheese; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese melts, but do not boil.

  4. Stir in the bratwurst and beer. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through.

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