Easy Sausage Bake With Sauerkraut and Apples

Sauerkraut and Smoked Sausage
Diana Rattray
  • 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Ratings (5)
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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

Heat oven to 425 F.

  1. 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.
  2. Add the apples and saute for 1 minute longer.
  3. Add apple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, sauerkraut, and pepper.
  4. Add caraway seeds, if using.
  5. Cover and bake for 1 hour.
  6. Serve with crusty rolls or biscuits and a tossed salad.

    Serves 8 to 10.

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