Best Sauerkraut Recipes
There’s nothing like sauerkraut to add a perfectly sour, tart flavor to a recipe; it creates an unexpected bite and a layer of flavor that can take a dish to the next level. But sauerkraut can also be a chameleon, bringing dimension to a wide variety of dishes, from cold salads to warm pork. When some people think of cabbage, they don't often have fond memories, but there are those who can walk into a room and be brought back to a better time when they smell sauerkraut. Many enjoy the side topping their hot dogs at a baseball game. Others pair this classic with a pork or brisket. Some enjoy it all by itself. In the spirit of getting the most out of this fermented favorite, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite sauerkraut recipes. From cold cabbage salads to one dish skillet supper to warm brisket, we hope you find a new way to enjoy this classic flavor!
Tart Apple-and-Cabbage Toss
Recipe: Tart Apple-and-Cabbage Toss
Sauerkraut gets a southern makeover in this coleslaw-sauerkraut hybrid studded with caraway and fennel seeds. Gorgeous color from shredded red cabbage, bright green Granny Smith apples, carrots and chopped chives gives this salad a beautiful look on a fall table.
Pork with Apples, Bacon, and Sauerkraut
Recipe: Pork with Apples, Bacon, and Sauerkraut
Take pork to the next level by pairing the classic flavor combination of apples and sauerkraut with savory bacon or pancetta. Slow cooking brings out the flavor of the pork and creates an incredible taste that’s sure to become a family favorite.
Sausage, Apple, and Sauerkraut Skillet Supper
This one pot meal with please everyone at the table. Ready in 20 minutes, start the dish by browing the sausage in your skillet. Remove the sausage and cook the onions in the skillet. Once the onions are translucent, add in the apples. Shortly after return the sausage to the dish along with sauerkraut, cider vinegar, and sugar. It is that simple!
Spicy Apricot Brisket
Recipe: Spicy Apricot Brisket
You’ve never had brisket like this—sweet and sour is the name of the game with this crowd-pleaser that uses sauerkraut, apricot preserves and chili sauce to create a winning combination.
Recipe: Orange-Sauerkraut Salad
This quick, throw-together salad takes only 10 minutes to prepare, but the taste will have people talking for days. Tart sauerkraut is set off by sweet onion, orange juice and just enough sugar to get the flavor just right.