Bavarian Herb Rye Fusilli with Beer Cheese Sauce and Polidori Brats


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Bavaraian Herb Rye Fusilli with Beer Cheese Sauce and Polidori Bratwurst

Papardelles Pasta
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Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb Pappardelle's Bavarian Herb Rye Fusilli
  • 1 lb Polidori Bratwurst
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1/2 cup beer (lager or ale)
  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley, as garnish


  • Begin by heating a pan with the olive oil, and then add the Polidori Bratwurst, and cook through.
  • Once the bratwurst have cooked and cooled, slice on a bias and set aside.
  • To prepare the pasta, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta to water, return water to a gentle boil and cook for 10-12 minutes or until al dente, stirring intermittently.
  • While the pasta cooks, start the sauce. Start by melting 4 tablespoons of butter (remaining 2 will be used later) in a medium saucepan. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cook until it just starts to turn golden, and has a nutty smell.
  • Add the 3 cups of milk and the 1/2 cup of beer and whisk until the mixture thickens and bubbles. Then add the 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Continue to whisk until all the cheese is melted. Then add in the Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • To make the pretzel crumble, either grind or crush 1 cup of pretzels until they are mostly small pieces. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a sauté pan, and then add the crushed pretzels, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until toasted and a rich brown color.
  • Serve the pasta with the sauce, bratwurst, pretzel crumble, and garnish with chopped parsley and paprika.
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