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Sauerkraut Casserole Recipe

Sauerkraut Casserole Recipe

Mom brewed her own sauerkraut and, of course, the cabbage was from our big farm garden! Blending the kraut with spicy sausage and apples was Mom's favorite way to fix it, and I still love this country dish. —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 can (27 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the apples, sauerkraut, water, brown sugar and caraway seeds.
  • 2. Transfer to a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 188 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein .

Reviews for Sauerkraut Casserole

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vimy101
Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"We really enjoyed this and the only changes I made were to use beer in place of the water and hot Italian sausage instead of mild (personal taste). served with a good salad and nothing more was needed."

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dyeide@telus.net
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"Wow! Wonderful path 2 my spouses stomach. Im not a fan of saurkraut, but when I tried it I was like wow my casserole dish was gone with 3 guys in the house. U gotta give it a try."

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clouda9
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"Pretty darn delicious. Carefully poured off the sauce into a pan (once the casserole had cooled a bit), thickened with cornstarch over medium high heat and poured back over the casserole. Now it is just perfect to ladle over mashed potatoes or egg noodles."

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mindysmama
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"I made this today and it was very good. I used kielbasa b/c that's what I had. I cut the kielbasa into coins and browned it with the onion and apple I only had one apple. I used beer instead of water for a little more flavor and the full amount of brown sugar called for. There are no leftovers and I know I will want more tomorrow. I will be making this again soon. Oh I also served over mashed potatoes it was really good I liked the salty kielbasa and the brown sugar flavor from the sauerkraut everything just came together perfectly!"

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83Bake
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Very tasty! Will use less sugar though next time. Is more of a side dish than a main course, but satisfying."

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lisa53202
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Yummy. I used half the sugar and cooked mine on the stove instead of the oven. I forgot to rinse and drain the sauerkraut, but it didn't seem to matter. Next time I might dice the apples."

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scsvatek
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"We loved it. Cooked it as the recipe says and don't regret it."

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Appy_Girl
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013 Edited Nov. 15, 2015

"This was a fabulous recipe that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed. I did prepare mine slightly differently. I left my sausages whole and browned them by themselves. When they were done I removed the sausages and added the onion and apples to the browned bits of sausage that was left in the pan. Cooked for a few then added the remaining ingredients. Then cut the links onto small serving sized pieces and added them to the skillet as well.

I also decreased the sugar to less than 1/4 cup and used apple juice and chicken stock in place of the water. I did not use the caraway seeds and I would caution the amount.
I too served it over mashed potatoes. Next time I will add some carrot to the mix as well.
Janie
Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

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rachellestratton
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"I served this on top of mashed potatoes."

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sgronholz
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I make my own sauerkraut and this is one of my husband's favorite ways to enjoy it. Sometimes I substitute cooked bulk Italian sausage for the links, and it tastes just as delicious!"

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susnan
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Like an earlier reviewer, I cut the sugar in half and it was fine. My family enjoyed it."

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CWyatt
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"Way too sweet and otherwise flavorless. Couldn't taste the sauerkraut or kielbasa (substituted). Our group of 6 all disliked it. Would definitely not make again."

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summyb
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"I've made this several times, but substitute apple juice for the water, and only use 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I serve it with mashed potatoes. I'm making it again tonight, but using a can of Bavarian Sauerkraut with caraway seeds (since I didn't want to spend extra on buying the caraway)."

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Summy
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011 Edited Nov. 5, 2013

"I very reluctantly brought two servings of this recipe to my elderly parents. It was hard to part with a single delicious spoonful. However, I used about 1/2 the amount of sugar, apple juice instead of water, and beef kielbasa (because I didn't have any sausage). My parents loved it as much as I did! Comfort food at its best."

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bkparker
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"My husband really liked this recipe. It is different and that's what I look for."

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omahataxidriver
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"I used half ittallian sasuage and the other half kelibasa..yummmm"

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lurky27
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"Wow! I used turkey Italian sausage and everything tasted great. I served with mashed potatoes.

~ Theresa"

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mewandmitch
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"This is one of my favorite supper dishes. The only thing I do differently is to add 2 chicken bouillion cubes to the hot water. I have a friend who's an excellent cook and that's how she makes her sauerkraut. This dish is savory and delicious!"

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parksville
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"Substituted smoked polish kielbasa for the italian sausage, sauteed slices w/ the onions to brown them up a bit. Served over mashed potatoes. Yum, yum! This is a really good recipe and easy to prepare. I will definitley make it again and again as we love sauerkraut!

Trish D
Parksville, Bc"

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jeribitney
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"This was easy to do and so delicious! The only difficult which I encountered was being able to stop eating."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.