Sausage and Sauerkraut


This sauerkraut and sausage recipe is from a sweet old German lady I used to attend church with. Allow for plenty of time to prepare and cook this dish. It is definitely worth the time and effort! Serve with hot German potato salad and red cabbage.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins


  • 2 pounds sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds (Optional)

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 apple, diced

  • cooking spray

  • ½ pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds kielbasa sausage, cut into 1-inch thick slices


  1. Place sauerkraut, caraway seeds, brown sugar, and apple into a large saucepan over medium-low heat, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Place bacon and onion into a skillet over medium heat, and cook until bacon is almost crisp and onion is beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Stir the bacon mixture into the sauerkraut.

  4. Brown kielbasa sausage in remaining bacon grease in the same skillet until sausage begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes; stir into the sauerkraut mixture.

  5. Spoon the sauerkraut and sausage mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

777 Calories
62g Fat
29g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 777
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g 80%
Saturated Fat 26g 132%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 2702mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 509mg 11%

* 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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