37+ Recipes that Use Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut can be used in a variety of dishes, from appetizers to main courses to side dishes. It is a popular ingredient in German and Eastern European cuisine, but it is also becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world. Here’s 37+ recipes that use sauerkraut to try out!

Sauerkraut is a fermented cabbage dish that is popular in many cuisines around the world. It has a tangy and sour flavor that is often used to add depth and complexity to dishes. Sauerkraut is also a good source of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. Plus, it can improve gut health!

Sauerkraut can be used in a variety of dishes, from soups and stews to sandwiches and salads. It is a versatile ingredient that can add flavor and depth to any dish.

The BEST Sauerkraut Recipes to Try

Sausage Sauerkraut Oktoberfest Skillet Bake | platingsandpairings.com
This Oktoberfest inspired dish combines polska kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut, topped with emmentaler cheese and thin potato slices and baked until bubbly.
Sausage & Sauerkraut Skillet Bake
Cooked bratwurst in air fryer basket.
Step up your sausage game with Air Fried Bratwurst! Cooking sausages in the air fryer is a hands-off method that delivers crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside brats in under 20 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights and effortless summer entertaining!
Air Fryer Bratwurst
Healthier Tempeh Reuben- all the flavors of a classic Rueben, adapted to be healthier & lighter, minus the meat, but not the cheese!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Healthier Tempeh Reuben
Made with fresh arugula, berries, goat cheese, pistachios, and honey mustard dressing, this sauerkraut arugula salad is the most delicious meal on warm days.
Recipe: Cultured Guru
Sauerkraut Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Berries
Fermented broccoli sprouts sauerkraut is one of the healthiest sauerkrauts you can ferment. Broccoli sprouts add tons of bioavailable nutrition to sauerkraut.
Recipe: Cultured Guru
Fermented Broccoli Sprouts Sauerkraut
This Beer, Bacon and Caraway Sauerkraut recipe is an easy way to pump up any bag of sauerkraut, or as a condiment on hot dogs and more!
Recipe: Jawns I Cooked
Game Day Beer Bacon Sauerkraut
Polish Sauerkraut Soup Recipe (Kapusniak)
This hearty, warming Polish sauerkraut kapusniak soup recipe is a nutritious, simple dish perfect to enjoy on a cold day.
Recipe: Everyday Healthy Recipes
Polish Sauerkraut Soup
A beautifully sweet and sour Slovenian sauerkraut and bean stew that is both humble & flavourful. Also known as Jota, you will fall in love with this dish.
Recipe: Heartful Table
Sauerkraut and Bean Stew
These Chickpea Salad Lunch Wraps with Sauerkraut are super easy to make, free of oil and gluten, and are perfect for an on-the-go meal for school or work.
Recipe: Sweet Simple Vegan
Chickpea Salad Lunch Wraps with Sauerkraut
Cranberry sauerkraut meatballs are a delicious and unique twist on classic venison meatballs. These succulent sauerkraut meatballs baked in the oven are perfectly tender and flavorful.
Recipe: Cultured Guru
Sauerkraut Meatballs with Apple Sage Orzo
For us, reuben sandwiches immediately conjure deli counters, soda pop, a healthy side of potato–in chip or salad form, depending on your mood–and a crunchy pickle. Here’s how to bring all that home.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Reuben Sandwich
Reuben Pizza is a Reuben Sandwich turned PIZZA! Corned beef, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island and Swiss Cheese baked atop a pizza crust.
Recipe: An Affair From The Heart
Reuben Pizza
Quick and easy sauerkraut pasta that is ready in under 30 minutes and serves 4 people. Perfect for a day when the pantry is looking a little bare!
Recipe: Heartful Table
Easy Sauerkraut Pasta
Sauerkraut grilled cheese with Dijon is a tangled hot mess of happiness. It feels a little elevated but is super low-maintenance to make.
Recipe: Umami Girl
Sauerkraut Grilled Cheese with Dijon
These pierogi with potato and sauerkraut are deliciously savory with a bit of a tangy bite, and the perfect European comfort food!
Recipe: The Cozy Apron
Pierogi with Potato and Sauerkraut
These Oktoberfest potato stacks are topped with sauerkraut, smoked sausage and beer-braised onions for loads of savory, festive flavor in each bite!
Recipe: The Cozy Apron
Oktoberfest Potato Stacks
This Beet Sauerkraut salad or Salat Vinegret in Russian delivers a unique combination of sweet, sour and salty notes plus healthy probiotics!
Recipe: Vikalinka
Beet Sauerkraut Salad
This Reuben dip is a hot cheesy dip made with the classic sandwich ingredients including corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing.
Recipe: Dinner At The Zoo
Reuben Dip
These Sauerkraut Fritters are loosely inspired by Korean kimchi pancakes with their delicious fermented touch and yummy texture with vegetables throughout.
Recipe: Good Eatings
Sauerkraut Fritters
All the flavors of a classic Reuben sandwich, stuffed inside a chicken breast. This is an easy dinner idea that is a total crowd pleaser!
Recipe: The Stay At Home Chef
Reuben Stuffed Chicken
German strudel recipes always include a sauerkraut strudel and this one with bacon is absolutely worth your attention. Easy to find ingredients & quick to make.
Recipe: Craft Beering
Sauerkraut Strudel
Everything Sauerkraut Bread takes a little twist on a classic Amish sauerkraut bread recipe. A slightly dense, moist bread with a slightly sweet flavor, crusty outside with a topping of homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Recipe: An Affair From The Heart
Everything Sauerkraut Bread
This recipe for Pittsburgh Pierogy Nachos with kielbasa, sauerkraut, and a homemade beer cheese sauce will bring a little bit of Pittsburgh to your kitchen.
Recipe: Chocolate Moosey
Pierogy Nachos
Sauerkraut fritters are crispy all-in-one bites of sauerkraut and bratwurst. A delicious spin on German beer garden food & great game day appetizer.
Recipe: Craft Beering
Easy German Sauerkraut Balls
Try this warm and hearty roasted pork with sauerkraut for an easy one-pot meal! A perfect recipe for cold weather.
Recipe: Cultured Guru
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut and Mushroom Buns, also known as Polish Kapuśniaczki or Paszteciki, are tasty little buns/rolls stuffed with sauerkraut and mushrooms.
Recipe: Everyday Delicious
Sauerkraut Mushroom Buns
Vegan Creamy Sauerkraut Pasta Skillet
If you love sauerkraut, then this wholesome and oil free Vegan Creamy Sauerkraut Pasta Skillet is just for you.
Recipe: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
Vegan Creamy Sauerkraut Pasta Skillet
Who doesn’t love a Reuben? Slathered with our homemade riff on Russian dressing, these classic Reuben sliders are always a hit.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Reuben Sliders
If you are looking for a super easy low carb dinner recipe or kielbasa recipes for dinner then you are going to love this kielbasa and sauerkraut skillet recipe!
Recipe: Low Carb Nomad
Kielbasa and Peppers Sauerkraut Skillet
Baked Sauerkraut Bacon & Swiss Dip slathered over a toasted baguette is just what your next get-together needs. Tangy cream cheese and sauerkraut with Swiss cheese, green onion, and crisp bacon all whipped together and baked up in minutes.
Recipe: An Affair From The Heart
Sauerkraut Bacon & Swiss Dip
Tender chunks of pork in a tangy gravy of paprika, beef broth, sauerkraut, and sour cream. This comforting stew is full of bold flavors.
Recipe: The Peasant's Daughter
Pork & Sauerkraut Stew
Sauerkraut Salad is tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!
Recipe: Simply Stacie
Sauerkraut Salad
Turkey Reuben sandwiches layered up with smoked turkey, sauerkraut, melty Swiss cheese, and a homemade Russian dressing on toasty rye bread!
Recipe: The View From The Great Island
Turkey Reuben Sandwiches
Crispy Fried Reuben Egg Rolls
Crispy egg rolls stuffed with corned beef, sauerkraut, and melted Swiss cheese. The egg roll is fried to perfection.
Recipe: The Buttered Gnocchi
Crispy Reuben Egg Rolls
Sauerkraut Mashed Potato Casserole is a warm and hearty dish made with sauerkraut, apples and creamy homemade mashed potatoes.
Recipe: Plated Cravings
Sauerkraut Mashed Potato Casserole
These German inspired Cabbage Rolls are filled with ground pork and sauerkraut, then simmered in a garlic onion broth for an amazingly flavorful recipe!
Recipe: Whitney Bond
German Pork and Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls
This is one of the healthiest breakfasts around! It’s comprised of all whole foods and balanced with protein from the eggs, a hefty dose of nutrients from the leafy greens, healthy carbs from the sweet potatoes, healthy fat from the coconut oil and has a probiotic -rich fermented component with the sauerkraut.
Recipe: Eating Bird Food
Paleo Power Breakfast
Slow Cooker Pork And Sauerkraut – easy to make, nutritious, comfort meal, perfect for your holiday table or to cook on a snowy winter day.
Recipe: Cooking LSL
Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut

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37+ Recipes that Use Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut can be used in a variety of dishes, from appetizers to main courses to side dishes. Here's 37+ recipes that use sauerkraut to try out. This dish combines polska kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut, topped with emmentaler cheese and thin potato slices and baked until bubbly.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic and red pepper and cook until softened.
  • Add the sliced sausage and sautee until beginning to brown and curling at the edges.
  • Add the sauerkraut, mustard, fennel seeds, cayenne, and black pepper, and stir until heated through, about 4 minutes. Add the wine and parsley and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Spread the sour cream over the skillet mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Toss the potato slices with 1 teaspoon oil, the melted butter and salt. Arrange the seasoned potatoes in a tight formation over the sauerkraut mixture and bake for 40-50 minutes, until the potato slices are browning at the edges and the mixture is bubbling. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


  • To reheat, bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes.
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Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1270mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 43.7mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 4.2mg

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