Serve these Cheese-Stuffed Bratwurst for a festive Halloween snack. These mummy brats are as fun to make as they are to eat.
Why you will love these
If you love pigs-in-a-blanket, you will love these Cheesy Mummy Brats. Four ingredients are all you need to whip up these ghoulish snacks. These mummies are as fun to make as they are to eat. And the kids will have fun helping!
Serve these cheese-filled brats to fuel up after a night of trick-or-treating or serve as a hearty snack or easy weeknight meal. Absolutely ghoulicious!
For more pig-in-a-blanket inspiration, try Brats in a Blanket.
- Fully cooked brats - Use cooked bratwurst, like Johnsonville smoked brats. Raw brats are thicker and won't have time to get cooked completely through.
- Cheese sticks - I like using individually wrapped cheese sticks which are the perfect size for stuffing the brats. Cheddar and Colby are my favorite, but Pepper Jack cheese would be delicious too.
- Crescent roll dough - This readily available shortcut is perfect for preparing quick-cooking snacks like these brats. I prefer the reduced-fat variety because the dough isn't so greasy.
- Spanish Manzanilla olives - These green olives stuffed with pimentos are the perfect ghoulish touch for mummy eyes.
- Cut a slit in the brats, lengthwise. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
- Press a cheese stick into the slit in the bratwurst.
- Unroll the crescent dough. Press the seams together and cut into strips. Wrap the strips around the brats in mummy-like fashion. Press two olive slices into the dough for the eyes.
- Transfer the brats to a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake at 375 degrees until the cheese is melted and the dough is golden brown, approx. 15 minutes.
- Serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping.
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Cheesy Mummy Bratwurst
- 6 fully cooked bratwurst
- 6 sticks Cheddar or Colby cheese
- 3-4 Spanish manzanilla olives (sliced (need 12 thin slices))
- 8 ounces crescent roll dough (reduced-fat (or regular))
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut a slit lengthwise in the bratwurst without cutting completely through. Place a stick of cheese in the slit of each bratwurst. Set aside.
- Cut the olives into thin slices. You need 12 slices in total. Set aside.
- Unroll the crescent roll dough and press the perforations together to create a rectangle of dough. Cut the dough into twelve even strips. Wrap two strips around each brat, alternating direction, to achieve a "mummy" look. Place two olive slices for the eyes on one end of each bratwurst.
- Bake until crescent roll dough is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping.
Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending upon the exact amounts and specific ingredients used.
This post was originally published in September 2019 and has been updated.
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