Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
This slow-cooker sauerkraut recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut until I tried this and fell in love. It's terrific as a side dish or on Reuben sandwiches. —Karen Tringali, Minooka, Illinois
Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp and onion is just tender, 5-7 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar to skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add sauerkraut and caraway seeds to skillet; stir to combine.
    Transfer mixture to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 1-2 hours.

Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut Tips

How do I fix dry sauerkraut?

If the sauerkraut gets too dry, add a little water.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 173 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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