18 Unique Recipes That Use Sauerkraut (2024)

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Have sauerkraut and wondering how to use it? Here are 18 recipes that use sauerkraut!

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In my mid-20s, I became a huge fan of sauerkraut. I love the crunchy and tangy flavor! When I learned the multiple benefits of eating sauerkraut, I started eating it more regularly!

I was in a bit of a sauerkraut rut though, because outside of Reuben sandwiches, I couldn’t figure out what dishes I could use sauerkraut in.

So, I reached out to a few friends and asked them to give me their best recipes that use sauerkraut. And they didn’t disappoint!

Here are 18 dishes you can make with sauerkraut.

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Recipes that Use Sauerkraut

Beer and Sauerkraut Cupcakes – Ann’s Entitled Life

You definitely wouldn’t think of sauerkraut as an ingredient in cupcakes, right? But with the sweet flavors and stout beer in this recipe, it works together remarkably well!

Reuben Casserole – Spend with Pennies

This Reuben casserole features tender pasta, corned beef, and sauerkraut smothered in a swiss cheese sauce. Yum!

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Pork and Sauerkraut Bake – Spend with Pennies

Pork pairs remarkably well with sauerkraut, and when you throw in tender potatoes it’s a dish that the whole family will love.

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Sauerkraut and Sriracha Pizza – Homemade for Elle

If you’ve never had sauerkraut on a pizza, you’re missing out! This one features sirloin steak, roasted peppers, and a generous drizzle of spicy sriracha.

Sauerkraut Chickpea Flour Ravioli + Spiced Applesauce – Strength & Sunshine

These beautiful homemade raviolis are made with chickpea flour (gluten-free) and filled with sauerkraut and smothered with a spiced applesauce.

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My Favorite Reuben Sandwich – Spend with Pennies

A classic favorite – the Reuben sandwich is not to be underestimated. Made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and a homemade thousand island dressing.

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Hot Reuben Cheese Dip – Plating Pixels

I don’t know about you, but this is what I am bringing to the next work potluck! Hot Reuben Cheese Dip. Paired with rye bread for dipping. Umm, delicious.

Easy Spicy Golden Sauerkraut – Moon and Spoon and Yum

What makes this homemade sauerkraut recipe different from others is it’s use of turmeric, red chile flakes, and black peppercorns. It’s vegan, gluten-free and so good for the gut.

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe – Savoring the Good

Also known as Halupki, these cabbage rolls are easy to make and the ultimate old country comfort food.

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Easy Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe – Sidewalk Shoes

I’ve always wanted to learn how to make sauerkraut in a mason jar, and this tutorial walks you through just how easy it is!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Sauerkraut and Tomatoes – Chicken Scratch NY

This super simple recipe is made with onions, coconut oil, stewing beef, sauerkraut, crushed tomatoes, and beef broth.

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Instant Pot Reuben Sandwiches – Stef’s Eats and Sweets

What’s better than Reuben Sandwiches? Instant Pot Reuben Sandwiches, of course. In under two hours, these can be on your dinner table.

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Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut Recipe – Midlife Healthy Living

This delicious combination is made with pork loin, sauerkraut, beer, apple butter, brown sugar, and onions.

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Sauerkraut Salad – Simply Stacie

Tangy, sweet, and delicious – this sauerkraut salad is made with crisp vegetables, sauerkraut, and a sweet dressing.

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Make Your Own Probiotics – Whole New Mom

We’ve all heard about how great probiotics are for our health and immune system, and homemade sauerkraut is full of natural probiotics. Learn how to make it:

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Herb Buttered Whole Chicken Stuffed with Sauerkraut – Peace, Love and Low Carb

This Paleo recipe features a beautifully roasted whole chicken stuffed with sauerkraut and a butter herbed mixture.

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Reuben Stuffed Mushrooms – Peace, Love and Low Carb

A fun play on the Reuben sandwich, but with mushrooms!

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Reuben Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Russian Dressing – Peace, Love and Low Carb

A low-carb and healthier take on the Reuben sandwiches featured on a sweet potato. It even features an easy homemade Russian dressing.

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