Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole Recipe

➡️ Are you looking for the best stovetop sauerkraut and sausage recipes in 2023? On this page, you’ll discover how to make sauerkraut and sausage casserole with tomato gravy from scratch in 8 steps at home!

➡️ My stovetop sauerkraut and sausage recipe with tomato gravy will help you cook a casserole with simple and delicious ingredients like tomatoes.

➡️ Read on and learn below how to make sauerkraut and sausage casserole using a yummy and easy casserole recipe!

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How to Cook Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make a sauerkraut and sausage casserole?

Chopped Sauerkraut

1) 150 g/5 oz of onions
2) 1-2 tbsp of sunflower oil
3) 1,5 kg/52 oz of sauerkraut
4) 500 g/18 oz of smoked sausages such as Polish sausage (Kielbasa) or another similar sausage type
5) 900 g/32 oz of tomatoes or thick tomato broth
6) 300 ml/10 fl oz of warmish water
7) 1 tsp of dried thyme
8) 1 tsp of cumin powder
9) ground black pepper to taste

How to make sauerkraut and sausage casserole from scratch?

Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole Recipe

1) peel onions off and chop it
2) pour oil into a skillet and wait to warm up, then add onions and fry over high temperature
3) desalt partly sauerkraut in cold water if necessary, then chop it
4) add sauerkraut into the skillet when the onion is glassy and continue frying the ingredients
5) slice sausage, add it to the skillet, and continue frying the ingredients
6) when sauerkraut and sausage are fried slightly, add tomato to the skillet, and reduce the temperature
7) pour some water into the pan, season food with thyme, cumin, and black pepper, mix the ingredients and simmer the food over low heat
8) the casserole is ready when the sauce is low and both the sauerkraut and sausage are tender (about 20-25 minutes)

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Final Notes for the Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole Recipe

➡️ Sauerkraut and sausage casserole is one of the food recipes that I cook often in wintertime. I simply love both smoked sausage and sauerkraut, so a casserole featuring both of them is the perfect way to cook and enjoy hearty food.

➡️ Most often, smoked sausage and sauerkraut are fried together and served simply in this way. What is pretty unusual in the recipe that I share on this page is the addition of tomatoes. Since I cook this dish mostly during winter, there is hard to find fresh tomatoes, so I use instead chopped canned tomatoes or very thick tomato broth. Both are very good to prepare food that will delight everyone!

➡️ I came up with the idea of using tomatoes because the food containing only sausages and fried cabbage is too dry, at least for my culinary taste. Tomatoes have the role to make gravy and enrich the food with an aroma that fits very well with the rest of the ingredients included in the sauerkraut and sausage casserole recipe.

➡️ As for the flavors, thyme and cumin match very well with both the smoked sausage and sour cabbage. If you don’t like cumin, simply skip over this spice or replace it with ginger powder.

➡️ This casserole is usually served without any side dish. However, if you want to enjoy an even more nourishing dish, you might boil some potatoes and serve the casserole added over them on the plate. Boiled pasta can be used as well.

➡️ My sauerkraut and sausage casserole recipe is very easy, so you don’t need any advanced cooking skills to get perfect results. The food is ready in a short time and you need just a couple of ingredients, so you can easily make fantastic food that will spoil you on a cold winter day.

➡️ Finally, you need to use a smoked half-raw sausage type for the best results. Sausages have to be not too dry, not too raw, so the perfect sausage type is something like the Polish sausage named Kielbasa.

➡️ Enjoy cooking sauerkraut and sausage casserole recipes from scratch! For additional info, read more on sauerkraut!

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