Sausage Sauerkraut Oktoberfest Skillet Bake |

Sausage and Sauerkraut Oktoberfest Skillet Bake

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage and sauerkraut, sausage skillet bake, skillet bake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 446 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings
This Oktoberfest inspired dish combines polska kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut, topped with emmentaler cheese and thin potato slices and baked until bubbly.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons spicy Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine or vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 14 oz kielbasa sausage sliced in 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 3 cups sauerkraut rinsed and squeezed dry
  • 5 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Emmentaler cheese
  • 2 Yukon gold potatoes thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic and red pepper and cook until softened.
  3. Add the sliced sausage and sautee until beginning to brown and curling at the edges.
  4. 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.
  5. Spread the sour cream over the skillet mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. 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.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Sausage and Sauerkraut Oktoberfest Skillet Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1270mg55%
Potassium 622mg18%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 43.7mg53%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.