German Oktoberfest Pizza Recipe
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German Oktoberfest Pizza Recipe

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There’s a little bit of Deutschland in every slice of this quick, creative pizza. If you like sausage and ‘kraut, you’ll love this dish! -Angela Spengler, Clovis, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-in. slices
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups leftover or refrigerated mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 569 calories, 32g fat (14g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 1749mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein .


  1. Unroll dough into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; flatten dough and build up edges slightly. Bake at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute kielbasa in butter until browned. Spread mashed potatoes over crust. Layer with sauerkraut, kielbasa, cheese and caraway seeds. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 pieces.
Originally published as German Oktoberfest Pizza in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p63

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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PrplMonky5 238575
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"My husband and I really enjoyed this! I never rinse sauerkraut, it gets rid of all the flavor! I only drain it. Next time I will add a bit more sauerkraut (personal preference), and I will cut up the kielbasa into smaller pieces. I'll definitely do this one again."

serinda12 168450
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"My family loved this. Even my picky kids. I would add a bit extra sauerkraut and double the amount of potatoes next time. Definitely worth making again."

SueFla 145423
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Really good!........I think next time I will double the sauerkraut for added flavor. Also, I used garlic-flavored instant potatoes....The best part was watching my husband's face when I served it! :-)))"

Maxine Miller 107477
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"I will mix the cheese with the mashed potatoes next time to give them more flavor."

Marysreliv 127291
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"This was really great! I'm a vegetarian, so used vegetarian hotdogs. Next time I may try Morning Stars breakfast sausage links. Definately will make again."

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