Slovak Christmas Soup (Kosare Jucha) Recipe -
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Slovak Christmas Soup (Kosare Jucha)

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"This is our traditional Christmas eve meal that my Grandmother serves each year. It is best when boiled, cubed, potatoes or macaroni noodles are added, you pick which one and then give it a try."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in butter until brown.
  2. Stir in sauerkraut with juice, water, mushrooms and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 1 hour. Stir in pasta and simmer 10 minutes more, until pasta is al dente.
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Dec 23, 2002

Very very easy soup, and inexpensive as well. I made my version with oyster mushroms (which are cheaper where I live) and macaroni! Very tasteful!! Will definitely make again!

Oct 23, 2011

I enjoyed this soup with some change I saute the onions,mushroom,garlic and used one container of chicken broth with 2 cups of water I also ground up some caraway seeds plus some whole ones for good measure.I didnot add salt but did add the pepper.Next time will try veg.broth and add spaetzle instead of elbows.I will give this a 5 star rating


7 Ratings

Jan 13, 2003

a good soup for those who like kraut, my husband who isn't quite the fan i am liked it but desired a little less of the cabbage.

Jan 21, 2008

I didn't really care for this. To me it tasted like watered down sauerkraut with mushrooms. I'm a sauerkraut fan, but I won't be making this again.

Dec 07, 2013

Used chicken broth instead of water. Used potatoes instead of pasta. The soup was hearty and delicious. We may try beef broth next time.


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  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 507 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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