Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Even people who claim not to like sauerkraut will enjoy this tangy side dish from Betsy Esley of Three Mile Bay in New York. She uses handy convenience products to make it as quick and easy as it is delicious. "It's also especially good served with ham or any pork dish," Betsy adds. "And the flavor is even better the next day—if you're lucky enough to have leftovers!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-2/3 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 266 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 828mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, milk, butter and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in potato flakes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet coated with cooking spray, cook onion over medium heat until tender. Stir sauerkraut into potatoes; sprinkle with onion and bacon. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p21

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 217513
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I didn't care for this at all, taste and texture were not at all what I had wanted."

VSmiles User ID: 8012950 93055
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"This was delicious. I made the recipe exactly to order. I will be making this for a Thanksgiving side dish. I will probably add sour cream and a little more salt. I will try to make it with actual potatoes too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. My husband LOVES it and our teenager and two year old actually ate it all up."

PZsiray User ID: 174149 161250
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"Had a version of this when visiting the Netherlands. They served with knockwurst (aka ring bologna).

This is a great quick version if you do not have time for fresh mashed potatoes.
Have served this with grilled bratwurst.
Great side."

Dihy User ID: 5797267 145611
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"I was searching for a recipe to use some sauerkraut I had been given this past fall and thought this one looked very yummy! I tried it tonight and it was fantastic!! I did change things a bit, like all home cooks will. I used fresh mashed potatoes and added about 1/4 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of sour cream when mashing them. I also added the bacon with the sauerkraut when mixing into the mashed potatoes. I didn't use onions. Super Delish and I will make it again!! Thanks for the idea!! :)"

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