Grilled Brat Bread Sausage Roll is the tailgate appetizer you didn’t know you needed. Perfect for game day, snack time, or an easy appetizer.
This sausage roll is made with a fresh baguette, bratwurst sausage, cheese, and onions.
Toss it on the grill, and it comes together to make one incredibly easy-to-make and savory game day appetizer.
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Brat Bread Tailgate Appetizer
Football season has kicked off, and it’s time for new recipes to enjoy while watching the game!
This grilled brat bread appetizer is absolutely irresistible.
Whether you are tailgating, having an outdoor viewing party, or hanging out indoors casually watching the game, you will enjoy this recipe.
This is truly one of those easy anytime recipes that’s even easier to double as needed depending on how many people you are feeding.
Tailgate Sandwich Ingredients
Bread: For this recipe, I used two loaves of French bread. Depending on your grocery store, you might be able to get them warm and fresh the day of! Keep in mind that two loaves will make about ten servings, so if it’s just yourself and your significant other, you can cut this recipe down.
On the flip side, if you are throwing a party, double and triple this recipe as needed!
Sausage: You will need ten links of bratwurst. Now, if brats aren’t your favorite, you can also make this recipe with mild Italian sausage or spicy Italian sausage.
Cheese: An essential ingredient that really pulls everything together is cheddar cheese. You will need about ten slices of cheese to fill the inside of the bread with.
Onion: Using a sharp knife or mandoline, you are going to slice 1 cup of white onion. The onion will add a really nice bit to the appetizer, so you don’t want to skip it.
How to Make a Grilled Brat Bread Tailgate Appetizer
Preheat. Preheat Grill to 350 degrees F.
Prepare the bread. Slice off the top of each loaf of french bread, hollow out the loaf, then place folded slices of cheddar cheese inside the bread covering the entire loaf.
Add onion. Spread out thinly sliced onions into the loaf.
Remove the sausage casing. Once you’ve added the onion, remove the casing on the bratwurst and form it into an oblong patty. Press the patties into the bread so that the entire top of the loaf is covered in a layer of sausage.
Cook. Place brat bread meat side down on the grill land don’t touch for 15-20 minutes. Flip the bread over and cook for about 10 minutes on the other side until the sausage is cooked to 155 degrees F.
Slice and Serve. Remove the bread from the grill and slice it into 2-inch sections. Serve with whole grain mustard.
How to Transport Tailgate Appetizers
If you are grilling onsite, just prep the sausage rolls, wrap them tightly in foil and grill them fresh.
Or you can grill them off about 30 minutes ahead and wrap them in foil to keep warm, then reheat as needed. Bring some cold beverages to wash them down with.
Once reheated, pull off the grill, slice, and enjoy!
Storing Leftover Tailgate Appetizers
Having leftovers is never a bad thing, but in some situations, leftovers might be trickier than others.
I recommend bringing some gallon-size freezer bags with you and tossing any leftovers into bags.
Once you’ve got them into bags, toss them in your cooler.
When you get home, you can transfer your leftovers to the fridge and enjoy them over the next couple of days.
What is the most popular tailgate food?
The only thing better than throwing on your jersey to prepare for game day is eating the best tailgate food or snacks.
Some of the most popular dishes to enjoy while tailgating include wings, hotdogs, chili dogs, burgers, nachos, sloppy joes, and chips and dip.
What appetizer should I bring to a tailgate party?
Aside from bringing this delicious sausage roll appetizer, I recommend bringing napkins and/or paper towels, disposable utensils, plastic cups, and paper plates.
No one wants to bring home a bunch of dirty dishes … and after a game, no one wants to wash them, so make sure whatever you bring is disposable.
Don’t forget the cooler! Pack up a cooler with your favorite beverages and toss in a ton of ice or ice packs.
This is great for keeping all your drinks cold but also for keeping any leftover chilled while you enjoy the game.
Other Most Popular Tailgate Appetizers
Here’s the game plan for game day – watch the game and enjoy next-level snacks like:
- Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Stuffed Hotdogs
- Smoked Parmesan Chicken Wings with Vodka Sauce
- Salt and Pepper Grilled Chicken Wings
- Spicy Smoked Pretzel Snacks
- Corned Beef Reuben Crescent Roll Appetizer
- Smoked Chicken Wings (0-400 method)
Brat Bread Sausage Roll Tailgate Appetizer
- 2 loaf French Bread
- 10 Links Bratwurst casing removed
- 10 slices Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup White Onion Thinly sliced
- ½ cup Whole grain mustard
- Preheat Grill to 350 degrees F.
- Slice off the top of each loaf of french bread, hollow out the loaf then place folded slices of cheddar cheese inside the bread covering the entire loaf.
- Spread out thinly sliced onions into the loaf then remove the casing on the bratwurst and form into an oblong patty. press the patties into the bread so that the entire top of the loaf is covered in a layer of sausage.
- Place brat bread meat side down on the grill land don't touch for 15-20 minutes. Flip the bread over and cook for about 10 minutes on the other side until the sausage is cooked to 155 degrees F.
- Remove the bread from the grill and slice it into 2-inch sections. Serve with whole grain mustard.