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Sauerkraut ‘n’ Sausage

"I've fixed this satisfying stovetop supper for dozens of group gatherings, and everyone seems to enjoy the wonderful blend of flavors," reports Hebron, Indiana's Edna Hoffman. Sweet and tart ingredients balance nicely, complemented with bacon and spices.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 jar (32 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound fully cooked Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 3-1/2 cups diced cooked peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 medium unpeeled apple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add sauerkraut, sausage, potatoes, apple juice and apple. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and caraway; stir into saucepan. Simmer for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 230 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 859mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • bakesalittle
    Aug 7, 2017

    The online recipe has been tweaked a bit from the 1999 TOH annual recipes which I used. Glad to see how low cal this is. It's a winner. Husband of German heritage says it's great. It took a couple of hours to get all the prep work done and on to simmer but the results were worth it. It makes a nice amount so we will enjoy leftovers another day.

  • Ruffshse
    Sep 15, 2015

    Have made this many times now and shared it with family and friends . they all say its tasty.

  • lisa53202
    Mar 20, 2013

    Yum...this is a very tasty and satisfying dish.

  • Kilyena
    Mar 9, 2013

    I found this recipe a year or two ago and have made it many times. My family loves it! It's absolutely delicious as written, however, sometimes I add some smoked pork chop as well. I serve with a good crusty bread and Beer'n Brat Horseradish Mustard! The mustard is essential to this recipe. Thank you Edna for an awesome recipe. :)

  • Gorsuch
    Apr 4, 2010

    I rediscovered this recipe because I printed it from the TOH's web site in May 2008 (that was before I found out that I could have put it in "my recipes" file. I had made it then for a church's pot luck dinner & it was totally consumed! I also wrote on it in red, " EXCELLENT"! I am again making it for an Easter Dinner tomorrow for gathering of my family. Lucky me I came across it.

  • jtate76
    Feb 28, 2010

    I used granny smith apples, and my husband said it was a bit too much apple flavor.