Krauts in the Kitchen: Creative Recipes for Every Palate

If you're craving creativity and a sauerkraut jar in your kitchen, we are here to take you on a culinary adventure like no other. We're about to dive into the world of krauts – those tangy, flavorful wonders that can transform your meals into gourmet experiences. With various sauerkraut dishes to try, let's roll up our sleeves and discover innovative recipes that cater to every palate.

Creamy Reuben Casserole

When comfort food cravings strike, don't settle for the ordinary. Enhance your creamy Reuben Casserole with Krauts and serve the family this delicious meal. 


  • 1 can (14 ounces) Kowboy kraut, well drained, save the juice!
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped cooked corned beef
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 slices rye bread, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Set your oven to a toasty 350°F (175°C). Mix Kowboy Kraut, tender corned beef, a dollop of sour cream, finely chopped onion, and minced garlic in a spacious bowl.
  • Gently transfer this mix into a greased 11x7-inch baking dish. Now comes the fun part – sprinkle the mixture with a blanket of grated cheese and add a scattering of crisp bread cubes for an extra crunch. As the finishing touch, add drizzle melted butter across the top.
  • Pop this mix into the oven, leaving it uncovered to cook properly. Wait patiently as it heats through and the cheese turns into a gooey, irresistible flavor. In about 25 to 30 minutes, your dish will be ready.

Polish Casserole

For a refreshing side dish that's light and tangy, create Polish Casserole, and believe your taste buds will thank you. The best part about the dish is that you can freeze it for up to 3 months before baking. Just leave it one night out of the refrigerator whenever you want to bake it, and it will taste as fresh as the first day you make it.


  • 4 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1-1/2 pounds smoked Polish sausage or kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Kowboy Kraut, well drained
  • 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced


  • To start, set the oven to 350°F. Ready the pasta following the instructions on the package, then drain it and place it in a spacious bowl. Combine the pasta with sausage, soup, Sauerkraut, 2 cups of cheese, milk, onions, mustard, and garlic.
  • Spoon this mixture into two greased 8-inch square baking dishes, then sprinkle the remaining cheese. Bake without a cover until the dish turns golden brown and bubbles, which should take around 45 to 50 minutes.

Sausage and Sauerkraut

This is a classic dish combining savory sausage with tangy Sauerkraut. It's amazing as a side dish and also a garnish. So, let's try this one and let it refresh your taste buds forever. 


  • 6 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 pound smoked sausage and cut it into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 package (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat oil in a spacious skillet, then sauté the potatoes until they achieve a gentle golden hue, which usually takes 5 to 6 minutes. Introduce the onions and continue sautéing until they reach a tender state, typically around 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Next, incorporate the sausage, Sauerkraut, and pepper into the mixture. Allow the concoction to cook over medium heat, uncovered, until thoroughly heated, which usually takes around 4 to 5 minutes. Remember to stir occasionally during this process.

Sauerkraut Latkes

If you want a delightful culinary addition to your menu today, try Sauerkraut Latkes. Delicious, easy to make, and wholemeal, this dish makes families come together. 


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded peeled apples
  • 1-1/2 cups sauerkraut, well drained
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 cup canola oil


  • Bring the potatoes, apples, Sauerkraut, and eggs in a spacious bowl. Blend the flour, salt, and pepper separately, then gently incorporate them into the potato mixture.
  • Warm up 2 tablespoons of oil over medium flame in a generously sized nonstick skillet. Using a 1/4 cup measurement, release portions of the batter into the oil, lightly pressing them down to create a flatter shape. 
  • Cook these batches until they achieve a pleasing golden brown hue on both sides, utilizing the remaining oil as necessary. Once cooked, put them on paper towels to drain. For an optional garnish, add a dollop of sour cream and some finely diced green onions.

Wrapping Up! 

We have just introduced you to the delicious recipe at GardenGoddess. These are not just recipes that are infusions of tangy tastes, love, and health benefits which serve your family on every plate. But! But! And But! If you are missing the Sauerkraut jar in your kitchen, don't worry. We have covered you. GardenGoddess is one of the most known sauerkraut brands, where you can find your daily dose of Sauerkraut at your fingertips. Thank you for reading this guide; we hope you have liked it!

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