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Recipes Using Sauerkraut

There are many great recipes that use sauerkraut; it is not just for putting on your hotdog. This page contains recipes using sauerkraut.


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January 24, 2015

This is the best sandwich I ever had and I hadn't had a good one since my husband passed away. He did all the cooking and so the taste of this was a real treat for me.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 whole sandwich or two 1/2 sized sandwich


  • 1 16 oz can Sauerkraut ($2.79)
  • Rye Bread ($4.50)
  • 1 pkg Provolone Cheese sliced ($1.99)
  • 1 pkg Swiss Cheese Sliced ($1.99)
  • Mustard ($2.99)
  • 1 stick Butter (1/2 cup) ($3.79)


  1. Make sandwich from rye bread with both provolone and Swiss cheeses over sauerkraut with a light spreading of mustard.
  2. Grill in pan over medium heat until each side is golden brown and cheese is melted and gooey.
  3. Slice sandwich down the middle and enjoy while hot.
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January 27, 20150 found this helpful

I am very sorry for your loss, and thank you for sharing your recipe, it sounds wonderful.

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April 5, 2011

Hearty heart-warming comfort food. Can be cooked on the stove or in a slow-cooker. Serve with good rye bread. The secret of Bigos is that it gets better as it's reheated. The more it is heated the better it gets. Also a great make-ahead meal.



Brown pork bones and spareribs in a large heavy pot and simmer in water 1 hour.

Add the sauerkraut (washed and drained). Chop the cabbage finely and add to sauerkraut with bay leaves. Add pepper and salt cover and simmer for 1 hour more. Remove lid and keep pot on a very low simmer.

In a pan, fry bacon until crisp, then crumble into sauerkraut mixture. Drain most of the bacon fat and fry sliced onions and mushrooms and flour until they just brown. Add into sauerkraut mixture with caraway seeds (if used). Cut sausage into slices and add to sauerkraut mixture with the tomatoes.

Bring to a boil, simmer 30 minutes and serve hot with rye or crusty bread and/or mashed potatoes.

Servings: 10-12
Time:40-45 Minutes Preparation Time
2-2-1/2 Hours Cooking Time

Source: Polish Cookbook in English by Zofia Czerny Revised Edition 1975

By Irene from Adelaide, South Australia

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June 13, 2011
This is a very easy recipe. If you like sauerkraut, you should love this. In Nova Scotia, we have a locally made delicious sauerkraut which I use that is made on Tancook Island.


  • 2 (32 oz.) jars sauerkraut, drained
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 3 Tbsp. brown mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 lbs. boneless pork loin roast


Combine sauerkraut, soup mix, mustard, and water in crock pot. Add pork roast. Cover and cook on low.

Source: The slow cooker cookbook "5 Ingredients Or Less".

By Glenda from Canada

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

How long?

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April 6, 20130 found this helpful

Sauerkraut Casserole

This page contains sauerkraut casserole recipes. Make a delicious casserole using sauerkraut.


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January 9, 2009

Follow the directions to make the dressing, using real chicken broth and real butter. Mix in the undrained sauerkraut and sprinkle with sugar to cut the tartness of the kraut. Mix in the onions, celery, and sprinkle with sage to taste.


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November 12, 2012

This is a great soup that even most people who do not like sauerkraut will like!


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September 4, 2012

This is a sauerkraut lovers' dream!


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January 10, 2012

If you like sauerkraut, you'll love this salad. One of my sister in-law's favorites!


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November 6, 2008

I'm not usually a fan of sauerkraut, but this is really very good! I like the combination of other ingredients. They blend well and make the taste of the sauerkraut not seem quite so strong.


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September 17, 2008

Brown sausage slightly. Combine other ingredients, except cheese. Bake 2 hours or in crock pot 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. The last 15 minutes add the cheese.


June 21, 2007

I have a 101 year old friend who passed this idea down to several generations. When she was a teenager, their basketball team got stranded in a snow storm in Iowa.



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December 20, 20130 found this helpful

How do you make this?

By Bobbie

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December 26, 20130 found this helpful

Go to Google and type in sauerkraut cake. Several sites come up with recipes for this. Sounds yummy. Good Luck and Happy New Year.

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January 4, 20100 found this helpful

I lost my recipe for making Sauerkraut Balls. It uses one can of SPAM and 1 can of corned beef in place of ham. Thank you.

By Lindalou from Akron, OH

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January 4, 20100 found this helpful

* Sauerkraut Balls*

1 med. onion, minced

2 tbsp. butter

1 c. ground cooked ham or 1 can Spam

1 c. ground corned beef

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

1 tbsp. mustard

3 tbsp. minced parsley

2 c. sauerkraut

2/3 c. flour

1/2 c. beef stock or bouillon cube, dissolved in 1/2 cup of water

2 eggs, well beaten

1/2 c. bread crumbs

1/8 tsp. pepper

Sauté onions in butter, add ham, corned beef. Cook 5 minutes and stir often. Add garlic salt, mustard, parsley, pepper, sauerkraut, 1/2 cup flour, and beef stock. Mix well. Cook for 10 minutes. Spread out on platter to cool. Shape into small balls. Roll in flour, dip into eggs and roll in crumbs. Deep fry in hot fat at 375 degrees until golden brown.

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It seems to be the universal recipe as it's listed here as well:

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http://cookeats  kraut-balls-3430

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April 5, 20110 found this helpful

Quick and easy stew. My entire family loves it.


  • 1 lb. beef (or your choice of meat)
  • 1 medium size can ranch style beans
  • 2 cans whole corn
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder


Brown ground beef and drain (do not rinse), add ranch beans, corn, salt and pepper, garlic power (to taste) and let simmer for about 20 minutes. You can use minced garlic but add 5 minutes before heat is cut off.

Servings: 6
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
25 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My mother, Mrs. Morton

By armymom62 from Houston, TX

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October 21, 20100 found this helpful

Great as a salad, fun on a hot dog, with mustard or as a side dish to pork or any meat.


  • 1 16 oz. can sauerkraut drained and rinsed well.
  • 1 2 oz. jar pimiento, drained and cut into strips.
  • 1 large onion in rings (I use both white and red onions.)
  • 2 Tbsp. dried bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. oil


Blend oil, water, vinegar, and sugar. Arrange sauerkraut, peppers, and pimento in a bowl. Place onion rings on top. Pour dressing over.

Cover, refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Keeps for weeks.

Servings: 6 - 8
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
0 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Grandmother

By NancySparks from Cross Lanes, WV

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June 8, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 qt. sauerkraut
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • green and red peppers, to your taste


Combine all ingredients. Store in refrigerator.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

I must admit this is not a particular favorite of mine as I don't like sauerkraut, but my sister in-law loves it!


  • 1 can sauerkraut (reg. size)
  • 1 1/2 qts. water
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1/2 cup vinegar


Boil sauerkraut in water for about 10 minutes; drain and cool. Add celery, green pepper and onion. Mix and heat the following until sugar dissolves, the sugar, oil and vinegar. Pour over the kraut and vegetables. Mix and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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June 23, 20090 found this helpful

This is the easiest, best salad, especially good with Tacos.


  • 1 can Sauerkraut
  • 1 can Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 small can chopped olives


Dress with mayo and sour cream together, to taste.

By Sharon

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June 23, 20090 found this helpful



Wash sauerkraut in hot water and drain. Add next 4 ingredients. Boil sugar and vinegar. Pour over mixture while hot. Chill overnight.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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June 23, 20090 found this helpful


  • 1 qt. sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (3-4 oz) jar chopped pimentos
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar or sweetener
  • 1/2 cup vinegar


Combine all ingredients. Chill for 24 hours. before serving.

By Terri from NV

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