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octoberfest bake

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a recipe by
Janice Splaha
North Versailles, PA

This is a great cold weather dish.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6 to 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For octoberfest bake

  • 8 oz
  • 6 slice
    bacon, chopped
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1
    apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 oz
    bratwurst, sliced
  • 8 oz
    creamed cheese
  • 2 c
    sauerkraut, drain if needed
  • 6 slice
    swiss cheese, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
  • cooking spray

How To Make octoberfest bake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350*. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Boil spaetzle for10 to 12 minutes, drain, reserve. In a medium fry pan, sauté bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels, reserve. Add onion, apple, salt and pepper to pan drippings. Sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Add bratwurst and cook an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2
    Lower heat, add creamed cheese and reserved bacon pieces to the pan. Continue stirring until creamed cheese is blended. Remove from heat and stir in sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and spaetzle.
  • 3
    Coat a 12X9 inch pan with cooking spray. Add mixture to prepared pan and top with pats of butter. Bake covered for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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