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Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders {Game Day Food}

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[intro]Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders are easy game day appetizers! If you are looking for bratwurst recipes for game day food, then this slider recipe is for you. What is not to love about bratwurst sausage and pepperoni cheese.[/intro]


Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders


Game Day Food

As I am going through recipes and updating the posts, I realized I only have one post you would consider game day food, Tailgate Crock Pot Pierogies with Kielbasa, Bacon, and Onions. So looks like I need more game day food recipes.


Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders


Bratwurst Recipes

When comes to football food, I know bratwurst recipes are perfect to make for tailgates. What can I do with bratwurst recipes?  I need something that would be an amazing game day appetizers!


Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders


Slider Recipes

The perfect game day appetizers are in my opinion is slider recipes. Can bratwurst recipes be turned into slider recipes? Yep, especially if they are cheesy slider recipes.


cheesy pepperoni bratwurst sliders


Easy Slider Recipe

What else can I do differently to these game day appetizers? I knew I wanted it to be an easy slider recipe. My sister love pepperoni cheese. Wait, pepperoni cheese and bratwurst recipes? Sounds like great game day food! 


Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders Seduction in the kitchen


Pepperoni Cheese

Pepperoni cheese was on sale at the store. So asked on Facebook, like I normally do when I want feedback, do you think pepperoni and bratwurst would go well together? I got an overwhelming yes!


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One thing I come to find is many do not know what pepperoni cheese is. Well, have to get pepperoni cheese at the deli at the grocery store. Ask your deli if they have pepperoni cheese you can sample it. Trust me it is good!



Game Day Food



Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders

I did a little playing with this pepperoni bratwurst slider. The bratwurst and pepperoni cheese was good together, however, this slider recipe needed something.  I decided this bratwurst slider needed to be even cheesier. Then the rest was history as this easy slider recipe was born and made into the perfect tailgate recipe.


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Yield: 12 servings

Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders Recipe

cheesy pepperoni bratwurst sliders

Cheesy Pepperoni Bratwurst Sliders are easy game day appetizers! If you are looking for bratwurst recipes for game day food, then this slider recipe is for you.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 6 slices pepperoni cheese
  • 1 package Hillshire Farms smoked ready cooked bratwurst
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup smokey BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup cheese sauce
  • 12 slider buns
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1.  In a saute pan, melt the butter and add the onions.
  2. Cook the onions till they start to turn transparent.
  3. Then add the sugar and caramelize the onions.
  4. Remove from the pan, and set aside.
  5. Next cut up the bratwurst into pieces that will fit onto the slider buns.
  6. Add the water to the saute pan and then add the bratwurst.
  7. Cook the bratwurst for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Add the BBQ sauce and let them simmer for about a minute more. The take off the heat.
  9. Heat up the cheese sauce according to the directions on the jar.
  10. Spread the cheese sauce on the bottom part the slider bun.
  11. Next, add the onions on top the cheese sauce.
  12. Then add the bratwurst,
  13. Taking the pepperoni cheese, break the slices in half, so that they can fit the sliders. Place one the halves of the pepperoni cheese on top the bratwurst. Heat the bratwurst sliders up in a broiler for a minute just to melt the pepperoni cheese.
  14. Then top it off with the top portion of the slider buns.
  15. Serve them up and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 419mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

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Tuesday 25th of September 2018

I think this would be a hit at any party. Looks so delicious!


Monday 24th of September 2018

Loving this game day fare!! Nothing better than a dressed up brat at tailgate!


Monday 24th of September 2018

this sounds so good! We love having sauerbraten for Oktoberfest but this is super easy to make for a low key day!

Sandra Shaffer

Monday 24th of September 2018

Ok, now I'm going to hit up my deli for pepperoni cheese. I've never had it, but what a delicious way you found to add it to sliders! Perfect game day munchie!

Jennifer A Stewart

Monday 24th of September 2018

These sliders have so many great flavors going on I don't know where to start!

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