What to make with Sauerkraut
What to make with Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is healthy when you eat it as a salad, but you can also prepare many recipes out of it. It’s autumn, the season of sauerkraut is beginning. If you wonder what to make with sauerkraut and how to add it to your daily menu, look no further, you’re in the right place!

Podvarak, sarma, and sauerkraut salad are just some of the answers on what to make with sauerkraut. All of these recipes are delicious and we’re sure if you make them once, you’ll prepare them regularly!

Serbian podvarak


  • 2 kg of sauerkraut
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 pepper corns
  • Spices – ground pepper, salt.


Finely chop the sauerkraut and wash it, to remove a bit of saltiness. Fry finely chopped onion in heated oil, add chopped sauerkraut, Lorber leaf, peppercorns, finely chopped garlic. Pour a little water and simmer. Add a little warm water several times during the stewing. When the sauerkraut is soft, add a little allspice, ground pepper, and a small cup of washed rice. If necessary, add salt, stir and bake in the oven so that the cabbage gets a dark brown color and becomes completely dry.

You can serve this meal with sausages, pork chop or chicken.

Peanut sauerkraut


  • 2 large red onions
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 cups of sauerkraut
  • 200 grams of broccoli
  • Peanuts
  • Ground hot pepper and oil.


Chop vegetables (carrots, broccoli, and onions). Fry onions in oil until well browned, then add sauerkraut and a little water, add carrots and broccoli, and sauté until the water evaporates and the vegetables soften. Add pepper (and salt if necessary, if the sauerkraut is not salty enough). You can also add grains of larger cooked beans. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with peanuts, serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Potatoes stuffed with sauerkraut


  • 6 larger potatoes 
  • 300 grams of sauerkraut 
  • 100 grams of bacon 
  • 1 small leek 
  • Pepper, sweet ground pepper

For topping:

  • 2 full tablespoons cheese (grated) 
  • 2 full tablespoons sour cream 
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • Cumin


Wash the potatoes well (don’t peel them), cut them in half, and put them in a larger pot to cook. It must not be boiled, but only slightly softened so that it can be dugout. When cool, carefully scoop out each half with a small spoon and arrange in a greased refractory dish.

While the potatoes are cooking, fry the finely chopped leeks in the fat, add the bacon and finely chopped sauerkraut. Add a very little salt, especially if the sauerkraut is salty, add pepper and a spoonful of ground sweet pepper. Stir a little more, then remove from the heat.

Fill the potatoes with sauerkraut, then put them in a preheated oven to bake, 20-30 minutes at 200 degrees. Before the end of baking, put a spoonful of topping on each potato and sprinkle it with cumin.

For the topping, mix sour cream, grated cheese, and a little milk. Return to the oven to bake until done.

Pasta with sauerkraut


  • 800 grams all-purpose flour 
  • 1 head of sauerkraut 
  • ½  cup oil 
  • A little salt and a little pepper


Cut the sauerkraut into noodles, add oil and fry on low heat. Do not add water.

Add salt and water to the flour, then knead a hard dough, as for homemade noodles. Develop as thin as possible and cut the pasta (you can use a machine if you have one).

Boil the pasta in water, then mix with the fried cabbage. Add a little ground pepper.

Creamy sauerkraut salad


  • ¼  cup of sour cream
  • ½  cup of cream cheese
  • 1 ½  cups of drained chopped sauerkraut (wash it in water before mixing with other ingredients)
  • 1 grated carrot
  • ¼  cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • Pepper


If you want to enrich this salad, you can add canned shrimp or fresh shrimp. First mix the cream cheese and sour cream well, then add the other ingredients and spices. Serve with pretzels or toast.

Have you tried any of these recipes? Have some new ideas on what to make with sauerkraut? Share it with us in the comment section!