Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut


Easy pork and sauerkraut slow-cooked with potatoes. Use a slow cooker liner for effortless cleanup. This dish is also delicious served with mashed potatoes if you don't want to use whole baby potatoes. I usually double the recipe as leftovers are even better the next day.

looking down at a shallow bowl of slow cooker pork and sauerkraut
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 (1 pound) whole pork tenderloin

  • 1 (24 ounce) bag baby potatoes, unpeeled (Optional)

  • 1 (20 ounce) can sauerkraut, undrained

  • 1 cup water, or more as needed

  • ¼ cup butter, cubed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make slow cooker pork and sauerkraut.

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  2. Place whole pork tenderloin into a slow cooker. Arrange potatoes around pork; pour sauerkraut and juice over pork and potatoes. Add 1 cup water, butter cubes, salt, and black pepper.

    Pork tenderloin placed in slow cooker with potatoes around and sauerkraut over top.

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  3. Cook on Low until pork is tender, 8 to 10 hours. Add more water after 8 hours if mixture seems dry.

    Cooked on low until pork became tender.

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Looking down at a plate of slow cooker pork and sauerkraut.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
15g Fat
36g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 1057mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 54mg 271%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1240mg 26%

* 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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