Oktoberfest Bake

This is a delicious casserole, great for a cold night.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large pot. Lightly boil the spaetzle for 10-12 minutes, drain and reserve.
  3. In a medium frying 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 4-5 minutes. Add bratwurst and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Lower heat, add cream cheese and reserved bacon to the pan. Continue stirring until cream cheese is blended. Remove from heat and stir in sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and spaetzle.
  5. Coat a 9 x 12-inch pan with cooking spray. Add mixture to pan, top with pats of butter.
  6. Bake covered for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jared,
ALDI Test Kitchen

Ingredients:

8 ounces Deutsche Küche Egg Spaetzle

6 slices Specially Selected Center Cut Bacon, chopped

1 medium onion, diced

1 apple, cored, peeled and diced

1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt

1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper

16 ounces Deutsche Küche Smoked Bratwurst, sliced*

8 ounces Happy Farms Cream Cheese

2 cups Deutsche Küche German Style Sauerkraut*

6 slices Happy Farms Swiss Cheese, chopped

Carlini Cooking Spray

4 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter

*These are Special Buy items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.


Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
40 minutes


Servings:
6-8