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Easy Sausage Bake With Sauerkraut and Apples

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Sauerkraut and Smoked Sausage

Sauerkraut and Smoked Sausage

Diana Rattray
Here's a tangy sausage and sauerkraut dish your family will enjoy. Serve this sauerkraut dish with hot baked biscuits or crusty rolls. I like this dish a little sweet, but feel free to cut back on the sugar to suit your own taste.
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  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 pounds cold pack sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage, such as andouille, kielbasa, or chicken apple sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds, or to taste, optional


Heat oven to 425°.

In a large ovenproof saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat, saute the onion and sliced sausages in vegetable oil until onion is golden and sausage is lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the apples and saute for 1 minute longer. Add apple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, sauerkraut, and pepper. Add caraway seeds, if using. Cover and bake for 1 hour. Serve with crusty rolls or biscuits and a tossed salad.
Serves 8 to 10.

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 4 out of 5
Easy and Delicious Single-dish Recipe, Member djcorrosive

What a fast and easy recipe. I ended up halving it as I only had a 16 oz. pkg of smoked sausage. I also ended up sauteing the sausage and onions in a pan (with a little garlic added) and then transferred it and the remaining ingredients to a casserole. I also wound up cooking it uncovered, as it seemed like an awful lot of liquid, so it reduced down and concentrated the flavor along with nicely browning everything. While this definitely could be a one dish meal, the following night I served the leftovers on top of mashed potatoes and it was delicious. Will definitely make this again.

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