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Bratwurst Popper Boats

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Cooking Bratwurst Popper Boats is a breeze. Whether you choose to grill, smoke, or bake them, the result is a dish that will tantalize your taste buds and leave your guests raving. As the bratwurst cooks, the cheese melts into a gooey, irresistible delight, while the jalapeños impart a touch of heat that balances the richness of the cheese.

Prep Time Cook Time Servings
10 mins 25 mins 8


  • 12 fresh bratwurst sausages
  • 8 ounces block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


          step 1

          Preheat grill or smoker to 300°F (150°C).

          step 2

          Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit down the center of each bratwurst, stopping just short of the ends. Do not cut all the way through.

          step 3

          Gently open each bratwurst casing and flatten it slightly to form a "boat" shape.

          step 4

          In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped pickled jalapeños, and BBQ seasoning. Mix well until evenly combined.

          step 5

          Using a spoon, scoop the cream cheese mixture into the prepared bratwurst boat, filling each boat generously.

          step 6

          Place the bratwurst boats on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the bratwurst poppers.

          step 7

          Grill or smoke the bratwurst boats for 20-25 mins, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of the thickest part of the sausage.

          step 8

          Once the bratwurst boats are cooked through, remove them from the grill or smoker and let them rest for 5 mins before serving.

          1. For a spicier flavor, add more pickled jalapeños to the cream cheese mixture.
          2. If you don't have a grill or smoker, you can bake the bratwurst boats in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 mins, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
          3. Serve the bratwurst boats with your favorite dipping sauces, such as ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce.

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