Are you looking for an exciting way to expand your culinary repertoire? Then look no further than these Sauerkraut Recipes!
The combination of salty, sour and savory flavors makes this tangy condiment a welcome addition to any meal.
From classic warm dishes like sauerkraut soup and pierogies to tasty cold salads, we’ve found thirty delicious ways that you can incorporate this wonderful condiment into your cooking!
So get ready for mouthwatering treats that will bring a flavorful twist to all of your meals – let’s explore the world of sauerkraut recipes!
1. German Sauerkraut Balls
Pour a chilled beer and bring the taste of Germany into your home with the ultimate German Sauerkraut Balls!
You will love this bite-size classic Bavarian snack. They are made with creamy potatoes and tangy sauerkraut balls that are well-breaded and then fried to crispy, golden perfection.
One bite into these sauerkraut balls, and you’ll be a forever fan. You seriously can’t stop at just one! It will be your new party appetizer for sure.
2. Reuben Sandwich
Have you made a sandwich with kraut? If not, then this Reuben Sandwich is a must-try recipe!
This cheesy, gooey, and crunchy sandwich is a true classic. The amazing mix of ingredients like delicious corned beef, tangy sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing, all in between rye bread, is delicious!
Try this amazing sandwich to make your lunch or dinner outstanding!
3. Homemade Sauerkraut
Learn how to make the best Homemade Sauerkraut from scratch with this classic German recipe!
It’s super simple to make, and you only need two ingredients, which makes it healthy and keto-friendly. Just follow these tips to make it perfect and flavorful every time.
Once you make it at home, we’re sure you won’t want to spend money on a store-bought bottle again, since this recipe is easy on your pocket too.
So try it, and make your own kraut to create delicious sandwiches, wraps, salads, and much more.
4. Sauerkraut Soup
This Sauerkraut Soup, or Kapustnyak, is a very popular Ukrainian food. It’s made using all basic ingredients, so you can easily recreate it at home!
We’re sure you will love this uniquely delicious dish, which is loaded with veggies, white beans, bacon, and sauerkraut. This hearty soup is full of so many yummy flavors and is perfect for colder months.
Make a huge batch of Sauerkraut Soup and savor it for several days!
5. Pork Roast and Sauerkraut
Need a traditional and hearty meal for dinner? Then try this super flavorful Pork Roast and Sauerkraut recipe.
This dish is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day, but it’s so delicious that you can make it all year long. Imagine pork loin roasted with sauerkraut, apples, and onions. It may sound a little weird at first, but it tastes amazing!
You will love this easy, fuss-free recipe. So, follow the recipe tips to make a delightful dinner for your loved ones.
6. Hungarian Pork and Sauerkraut Goulash
If you like to find new stews that are super comforting and packed with delicious flavors, then Hungarian Pork and Sauerkraut Goulash, or Székely Gulyás, is just for you.
This classic recipe will give you a unique stew experience. It combines amazing ingredients that match perfectly with each other, making the goulash top-notch.
Serve this hearty stew with your favorite side, like pasta, boiled potatoes, dumplings, or whatever you like. It will be delicious however you serve it!
7. Bratwurst and Sauerkraut
This Bratwurst and Sauerkraut recipe combines two German classics together and makes a stunning dish that everyone will love!
It’s really easy to make. Just get your bratwurst sausages, sauerkraut, sweet apples, and onions simmered together in a super flavorful broth until it becomes perfect.
Serve in a toasted bun with mustard and German potato salad, over sauerkraut, or on the side of mashed potatoes or salad. Regardless of what you pair it with, you will experience true German flavors.
8. Cheesy Sauerkraut Brat Sliders
Have you tried Cheesy Sauerkraut Brat Sliders yet? If not, then make these super flavorsome sliders today!
These unique sliders are made with buttery Hawaiian rolls stuffed with provolone cheese and topped with sliced brats and drained sauerkraut. Spread Dijon mustard on the other half of the rolls, cover them, and then bake them.
Simple yet super flavorful, this new slider recipe will definitely be a hit at your social gatherings.
9. Bigos (Polish Hunter’s Stew)
This winter, make Polish Hunter’s Stew, or Bigos, at home and indulge in the most comforting dish.
You just have to do some minimal prep work and leave the rest to your slow cooker. This recipe features smoked sausages, meat, sauerkraut, cabbage, and prunes.
There are many variations to make this tasty dish, but this one is authentic and the most delicious. Serve it hot with rye bread or mashed potatoes, and enjoy a hearty meal with your family and friends!
10. Reuben-Style Cheeseburgers
You have tried the Reuben sandwich, right? Now try this ultimate Reuben Style Cheeseburger and impress everyone.
It’s made with a lean ground beef patty, corned beef, sauerkraut, and homemade thousand island dressing, all stuffed in a hamburger bun. It’s simple and incredibly delicious!
It really tastes just as good as the famous restaurant or pub version. So make this recipe and enjoy every bite!
11. German Meatballs with Sauerkraut
Yet another amazing dish for winter nights is this German Meatballs with Sauerkraut!
You will love the combination of meatballs and sauerkraut. It tastes so delicious and makes for a hearty and cozy dish. Plus, this recipe is super easy to follow, so you can make it effortlessly at home.
Serve with white bread or salty potatoes and enjoy a classic meal.
12. Reuben Pizza
One more treat for both Reuben and pizza lovers is this Reuben Pizza! It’s a fun makeover of your classic sandwich, and you can make it in a few simple steps.
All you need is pizza dough, thousand island dressing, corned beef strips, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and mozzarella. Bake it to cheesy perfection and serve with slices of pickles.
This pizza will definitely make it onto your list of favorites!
13. Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Sauerkraut
This Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Sauerkraut recipe is a complete winner. The amazing combination of ingredients is unlike anything else.
This one-pot meal needs only 15 minutes of time to make. It’s chock full of extremely delicious tangy, sweet, sour, and peppery flavors and meat that’s so tender it melts in your mouth.
You can make this amazing dish for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s so delectable that you’ll want to make it more than occasionally.
It’s the best slow-cooker recipe for corned beef lovers!
14. Sauerkraut Latkes
Uplift your favorite latkes by adding sauerkraut and making them more flavorful and crispy.
The deliciously tangy latke recipe is super easy to make. Traditionally, latkes are served with sour cream and apple sauce, but you can pair them with many other dishes.
Be sure to try these Sauerkraut Latkes, which are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
15. Sauerkraut Strudel
We’re sure you have tried classic German apple strudel, but have you tried a savory version? If not, then this Sauerkraut Strudel Recipe is just for you.
In this savory version, bacon is the star ingredient. This recipe will guide you on how to make it perfect and flavorful, so just follow it to the letter.
Serve this fresh out of the oven or after it is completely cooled down. Make it extra delicious with some sour cream. These savory strudels are sure to be a success!
16. Reuben Dip
If you like to experiment with your favorite dips, then you should try this Reuben Dip that will make any event or party a hit!
The recipe is a perfect combination of corned beef, sauerkraut, cream cheese, sour cream, thousand island dressing, and Swiss cheese. Mix it all together and bake it to cheesy, gooey perfection, and that’s it!
Serve it hot with your favorite rye bread, baguette crisps, breadsticks, pretzel chips, crackers, veggie sticks, or whatever else you can come up with. The list is endless!
17. Sauerkraut Pierogi
Make Polish pierogi at home with a sauerkraut filling, and we are sure you will love them!
You just need a good quality sauerkraut to make this dumpling. This recipe will help you make it perfect every time.
You can jazz up your pierogi with simple toppings like melted butter or dill, or chop some onions, bacon, and kielbasa sautéed in butter to take your dish to the next level. They will taste amazing with whatever you add to them!
18. Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
Looking for quick, easy, and pocket-friendly meal ideas? Then look no further than this Polish comfort food of Kielbasa and Sauerkraut. It checks all the boxes.
The recipe is so easy to make and is full of delicious flavors. Imagine your favorite smoked sausages and well-seasoned sauerkraut baked to perfection. Sounds yummy, right?
It’s a perfect dish for your busy weeknights. Just serve it with a simple side dish like peas, broccoli, green beans, mashed potatoes, or with pierogi to make a whole cozy meal.
19. Reuben Casserole
Yet another way to convert your favorite Reuben into the most comforting meal is by making this delicious Reuben Casserole.
It’s super easy to make this dish as long as you have all ingredients on hand: butter-soaked pumpernickel bread, Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut, and tasty homemade Reuben sauce. These combined flavors are amazing!
Give this comfort food a try, and we guarantee this recipe will go into your favorite casseroles repertoire.
20. Sausage Sauerkraut Soup
Check out this Sausage Sauerkraut Soup. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a cozy meal in colder months.
This dish may sound like an unusual combination, but trust the recipe. It is a super hearty soup that’s loaded with potatoes, barley, carrots, onions, and sauerkraut, all simmered in well-seasoned bone broth, making it simply divine.
Just follow these tips to make this delicious soup perfectly. You are sure to fall in love!
21. Reuben Hand Pies
Do you like handheld pies? Then you will love these Reuben Hand Pies for sure. They are a great option for any get-together!
These savory puff pasties are filled with corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese and then baked to flaky golden perfection. They are served with a tasty thousand island dressing dip that takes your hand pies to the next level.
It’s an amazing recipe to use your leftover corned beef and convert it into a delicious pie. Try it!
22. Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake
Did you know you can make a cake with sauerkraut? Yes, you heard that right. You can make a moist and soft Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake with this ultimate recipe.
You should definitely try this super delectable cake. Its great texture will make it even more special, and you will love the slight tanginess combined with creamy chocolate frosting.
Experiment with your dessert, and try this cake. We’re sure no one can make out it has sauerkraut in it, but they will surely love the texture of this chocolate cake!
23. Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage
Meet your new comfort food at its finest with this traditional Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage!
This healthy, low-carb meal is made with ground pork and rice stuffed in cabbage leaves. The stuffed leaves are then cooked in flavorful tomato sauce and sauerkraut, which make this dish amazing.
This is the best recipe for your favorite stuffed cabbage rolls. Try it!
24. Sloppy Ottos
If you’ve never had sloppy Ottos before, then this is your perfect opportunity to make the best Instant Pot Sloppy Ottos.
This German-inspired version is full of delicious flavors, and the combination of sausage, sauerkraut, and spicy brown mustard taste is out-of-this-world!
This recipe is well-explained and super easy to follow. So, don’t wait any longer to give these Sloppy Ottos a try. Your entire family will thank you!
25. Baked Reuben Sliders
We have one more slider recipe for your get-togethers, quick dinners, or even for St Patrick’s Day with these Baked Reuben Sliders!
To make this successfully, all you need is corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, and Hawaiian rolls. That’s it. Bake it to golden, gooey perfection, and it’s ready to roll.
These sliders will be the first ones to disappear from your table. They are simply too irresistible!
26. Irish Eggs Benedict with Corned Beef
If you’re a fan of eggs benedict, then treat yourself to this Irish Eggs Benedict with Corned Beef!
It’s the perfect beginner’s level recipe that’s easy to make and loaded with incredible flavors. It features juicy layers of corned beef, sauerkraut, and homemade thousand island dressing, along with the perfect poached egg. It’s a truly sensational dish!
You can use leftover corned beef or deli corned beef to make this delicious version of eggs benedict and make your brunch super memorable.
27. Pierogi Nachos
These Pierogi Nachos will be your new go-to recipe for game days, get-togethers, or simply to entertain a crowd.
Instead of nacho chips, this recipe uses fried pierogi to make it special. Kielbasa, sauerkraut, and homemade beer cheese sauce make these simply unique and absolutely delicious.
So skip your regular nachos, and give these Pierogi nachos a try!
28. Pierogi Potato Salad
This summer, surprise everyone with this fabulous and unique Ukrainian Pierogi Potato Salad and make your cookouts, potlucks, or any other event a huge hit.
The ingredients combine amazingly with each other, making this salad absolutely spot on.
Try this excellent recipe if you love potato salad, and you will enjoy it all year long!
29. Serbian Baked Sauerkraut
One more delicious way to highlight your kraut is by making this Serbian Baked Sauerkraut. It will be one of the tastiest and most pocket-friendly meals for your winter nights.
This recipe is super easy to make and needs just a few ingredients, but it is loaded with outstanding flavors that make it special.
You will love this healthy, nourishing meal. Just serve it with tasty caramelized onions and mashed potatoes and enjoy it traditional Serbian style, or pair it with salad, rice, noodles, or with anything else!
30. Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Skillet
We are wrapping up our flavorful list of sauerkraut recipes with yet another super easy, low-carb, and keto recipe, Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Skillet.
This one-skillet meal is perfectly delicious for hungry tummies. You can make it with ease by throwing all of the ingredients together and sautéing them until it’s done. Your savory dish is ready to serve!
It’s filling, healthy, and full of delicious flavors. So whenever you have no idea what to make for dinner, keep this recipe in mind.
Make your favorite sauerkraut a star with this list, and show your family what a good cook you are by serving all these amazing dishes to them. Enjoy!
So there you go, thirty easy and delicious sauerkraut recipes. Which one will you try first?
3 medium potatoes
1 cup sauerkraut
1.25 cup breadcrumbs, divided
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Oil for frying
Add potatoes to pot and cover with cold water and place on stove over high heat. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until easily pierced with a knife, about 15-20 minutes, depending on size. Drain, then immerse in cold water. Once cool enough to handle, remove skins.
Squeeze as much liquid from the sauerkraut as you can, then add into a large bowl along with potatoes, egg, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, parsley and spices. Mash them with a fork until potatoes are mostly mashed and everything is thoroughly mixed.
Spread the remaining 1 cup of breadcrumbs on a plate. Form the potato sauerkraut mixture into golf ball sized spheres, about 1/8 of a cup of mixture per ball. Roll them in the breadcrumbs until fully coated.
Place balls on parchment paper lined tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat 3/4 inch of cooking oil in a skillet over medium high heat, about 350°F. Add ball to hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Remove and drain on paper towel lined plate. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
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