Sauerkraut Casserole

Sauerkraut Casserole

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Sauerkraut casserole is a hearty dish that brings the combination of tradition and innovation. It is a timeless dish with the comfort of sauerkraut and vibrant ingredients. When the tangy layers of sauerkraut are mixed with the meat, cream cheese, and aromatic spices, it creates an irresistible fusion of texture and flavors. Whether you enjoy it as a comforting weeknight meal or an impressive addition to your dinner table, it will leave a long-lasting impression on your palate. Let’s explore its recipe and elevate your meal table.

Ingredients Required To Make Sauerkraut Casserole

  • Kielbasa
  • Raw rice
  • Sauerkraut 
  • Green pepper 
  • Onion 
  • Tomato soup
  • Hot water

Ingredient Notes and Variations

Kielbasa: It is a Polish sausage that has a smokey and hearty texture. It adds a protein component to the casserole. You can experiment with different varieties of kielbasa to change the flavors.

Raw rice: Here is the star ingredient of this casserole. It provides a starchy base that contributes to the texture of the dish. You can use cooked rice, barley, or quinoa as an alternative.

Sauerkraut: It is finely chopped and fermented cabbage that brings the tangy and sour flavors to the casserole. Its unique taste balances the other ingredients. You can use flavors of sauerkraut with herbs and spices for innovation.

Tomato soup: Provides a flavorful, creamy base to the casserole. It also keeps the dish moist. You can use tomato sauce or diced tomatoes.

How To Make Sauerkraut Casserole?

1: Prepare the ingredients

  • Preheat the the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Take a baking pan and grease it.
  • Wash and cut the veggies.
  • Cut the sausages in half circles.
  • Wash the rice.
  • Drain excessive liquid from sauerkraut.

2: Assemble the layers

  • Spread the rice to the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Evenly distribute a layer of sauerkraut on top of the rice.
  • Spread the sausages over it.
  • Add the veggies.
  • Mix the hot water with tomato soup and pour it into the pan over the layers.
Sauerkraut Casserole ready for serving

3: Bake the casserole

  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  • Bake it for 45 minutes until the rice becomes tender.
Sauerkraut Casserole

Sauerkraut Casserole

Adalynn Ward
Sauerkraut casserole is a hearty dish that brings the combination of tradition and innovation. It is a timeless dish with the comfort of sauerkraut and vibrant ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 pound Kielbasa or Smoked Sausage
  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 2 cups sauerkraut drained
  • ½ cup green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 11 ounces tomato soup
  • 11 ounces hot water

How to Make?

  • Preheat the oven.
  • Grease a baking pan with oil.
  • Wash the rice and spread an even layer of them in the baking pan at the bottom.
  • Drain the liquid from sauerkraut and distribute its even layer on top of the rice layer.
  • Cut the sausage into half circles and spread them over the sauerkraut.
  • Wash and cut the veggies and top them over the other layers.
  • Mix the tomato soup with hot water and pour it over the baking pan.
  • Cook for 45 minutes. Serve hot.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 29.2gProtein: 10.2gFat: 10.3gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 1123mgPotassium: 217mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 4.6gCalcium: 28mgIron: 3mg
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