Effortless Instant Pot Bratwurst – All the Flavor Without the Mess

Instant Pot Bratwurst
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Nutrition: 250 Calories | 1g Net Carbs | 13g Protein | 22g Total Fat

Instant Pot Bratwurst is seared on the outside and tender on the inside, and clean-up is a breeze. Perfect for lunch or dinner and easy appetizers too.

Instant Pot, Bratwurst, Olive Oil

Today, I’m going to share with you an incredibly easy recipe that blew my mind the first time I made it. I’m talking about making bratwurst in your Instant Pot. You don’t have to do anything special to prepare the bratwurst because they are already full of flavor. The incredible part, for me, was the clean up. All of the mess stays inside the pot, which means no grease splatters around the stove. The bratwurst is deliciously browned on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. And it’s not coated in that extra fat either because you pressure cook them on a rack.

Searing Bratwurst in Instant Pot

Brown the Bratwurst

The first step in the simple recipe is to brown the sausages. Turn your Instant Pot on using the Sauté Mode. Once the screen says “Hot” add a little olive oil to the pot along with the bratwurst. After the skin is nice and browned turn the sausages over to brown the other side.

Instant Pot Bratwurst

Cook for a Crowd

With the Instant Pot, it’s easy to make a few bratwurst for your family or make a lot for a party. If you’re cooking a lot of sausages, brown them in batches so that they can all touch the bottom of the pot. You want each sausage to have that seared, browned skin on the outside. Bratwurst makes an easy, tasty appetizer too. Simply slice them up, add a toothpick, and offer some fun dipping sauces to go with them. Yum.

Pressure Cooked Bratwurst

Time to Pressure Cook

As soon as you’ve browned all the bratwurst, remove them from the Instant Pot and cancel Sauté Mode. Place a metal rack or trivet inside the Instant Pot and pour in two cups of water. Add all the bratwurst back to the Instant Pot, stacking them on top of the metal rack. Put the Lid on the Instant Pot. Make sure the valve is set to sealing and pressure cook the bratwurst for 7 minutes. If you’re eating immediately, manually release the pressure. Or, if you’re cooking ahead of time, simply let the pressure naturally release and the Instant Pot stay on warm.

Bratwurst Dinner with Instant Pot

The bratwurst come out of the Instant Pot, seared on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. No more broken casings while trying to cook the bratwurst all the way through. And the sausages stay up out of the grease because they cook on the metal rack. Serve your bratwurst and enjoy.

Instant Pot Bratwurst

Looking for other easy Instant Pot recipes? Check out these: Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers, Lemon Herb Chicken Breast, Glazed Carrots, and Loaded Cauliflower Soup.

Pressure Cooked Bratwurst

Effortless Instant Pot Bratwurst – All the Flavor Without the Mess

Instant Pot Bratwurst is seared on the outside and tender on the inside, and clean-up is a breeze. Perfect for lunch or dinner and easy appetizers too.

Total Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 7 min
Inactive Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 7 min

Ingredients

  • Bratwurst
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Water

Directions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on Sauté Mode. Once the pot is hot, add olive oil to the pot and brown the bratwurst on both sides, about 5-7 minutes. When the bratwurst are brown, cancel the Sauté Mode and remove the bratwurst from the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour the water in the Instant Pot. Put a metal rack or trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Then, put the bratwurst on top of the metal rack. Pressure cook the bratwurst for 7 min and manually release the pressure. Serve the bratwurst and enjoy.

Nutrition: 

Serving Size: 1 Bratwurst

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 250,  Total Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 8g,  Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 720mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fiber 0g, Sugars: 0g, Protein 13g

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