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"This wonderful dish combines all things Oktoberfest! It has spaetzle and sausage, and the sauerkraut is flavored with bacon, brown sugar, apples, and sauteed onions. Yum! This dish reheats well the next day and is very filling!"
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1 1/3 cups
Gala apple, cored and chopped
1 (16 ounce) package
1 (16 ounce) package
kielbasa sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
Was completely delicious. I wasn't totally sure about the apple, but oh yes. I didn't make my own spaetzle but rather used some store bought, and mine ended up a little dry, but that very well might have been my fault as the ratios might have been off. So next time I would probably reserve some of the pasta cooking liquid. But totally delicious! I am thinking of including this as a side on Thanksgiving :)
Served with wheat beer and hard pretzels with mustard, ah-mazing!
For a little added flavor, brown the kielbasa slices with the onion instead of heating in the microwave. Put a teaspoon or so of caraway seeds in with the kraut. Sur Gut!!!
I was very leary about this dish. I picked it on a whim, and the whole time cooking it doubted it. However.... I was totally wrong and it was a complete hit!!! I used the Cost Plus World Market Spaetzle to save on time, and maybe used too much cause felt it needed more sauce, but something for me to play with. This was delicious all the way through and my boyfriends family and I LOVED IT!! Will definitely making it again! Oh, didn't have a gala apple so use one that looked similar to it (sorry I can't remember the name of it) but it worked just as good! And one more note, I hate sauerkraut, but in this dish... i could eat it all day!
I can't wait to try this one. I'm going to used the imported Spaetzle I bought at World Market but I'm sure the homemade is better. Thanks for posting the recipe.
Edit: it was good; but a little more bland than I was expecting; you'd think with apples and brown sugar and onions and kraut that there would be an explosion of flavors ; may have to add to it next time. But it was a tasty meal.
This is DELICIOUS!!! Wonderful! I was just looking for a Kielbasa and Sauerkraut recipe. Made my own home made Sauerkraut last year, so looking to use some up and had some Polish sausage in the freezer, too. Made this, it is excellent! For the first try, I skipped the butter, apple and brown sugar because I was a little unsure about that. I didn't want to go for sweet right away. Now the next time I make this, I will try it with the apple, butter and brown sugar, maybe, because I think the flavors would blend famously! Excellent dish! Really happy I tried it! I will not here the Spaetzle was a new try for me, I have not made Spaetzle before, so I think it turned out but I will try other methods. Like I said, I hadn't made Spaetzle before so not sure what to expect. Just the same, it turned out great and the dinner was a hit with the family!!! :)
This was pretty yummy, I have another sauerkraut casserole I prefer so I may not make this particular one again, but it is still very good.
I made my own Bavarian style kraut and used a honeycrisp apple instead of a gala. I also browned the kielbasa in the bacon drippings instead of using the microwave. Other than that I followed the recipe pretty close and it turned out great! Will definitely make this again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spaetzle, Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 286
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