Slow Cooker Sauerkraut and Sausage


Here's an old slow cooker sausage and sauerkraut recipe I've used for years that pairs sausage brats and briny kraut in the crockpot — yum!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (20 ounce) can sauerkraut

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 ½ pounds bratwurst sausages

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • ½ cup water, or as needed (Optional)


  1. Mix sauerkraut and brown sugar together in a medium bowl.

  2. Pour sauerkraut mixture into a slow cooker; arrange sausages and onion over top. Cook on High for 2 hours. Check for dryness, adding water as necessary.

  3. Reduce the heat to Low and cook for 2 more hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

526 Calories
46g Fat
14g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1377mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 402mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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