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Kraut Balls

Kraut Balls


"You don't have to like kraut to like these balls mixed with sausage and cream cheese. Great as a side dish or as a passed appetizer at parties."
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2 h servings 529 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 529 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 41.9 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Sodium:
  • 1373 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Brown sausage in a medium skillet over medium high heat, stirring to break apart. Drain, and place in a bowl. Stir in softened cream cheese, drained sauerkraut, and mustard until thoroughly combined. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Place beaten eggs and crushed crackers in separate bowls. Roll sausage mixture into small balls and dip first into egg, then roll in cracker crumbs to coat. Arrange on a sheet pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, turning once for even browning. Serve warm.

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  1. 32 Ratings

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Fantastic! I do have to agree with some of the other reviewers here that there is a bit too much moisture. Next time I will cut the amount of cream cheese. I am also going to add some sauteed on...

Most helpful critical review

I love sour krout, but this was still a little odd for me. I halved the amount of cream cheese and the texture was good, but the krout was too strong of a flavor for me. I needs something sweet ...

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Fantastic! I do have to agree with some of the other reviewers here that there is a bit too much moisture. Next time I will cut the amount of cream cheese. I am also going to add some sauteed on...

OH my goodness! I love sauerkraut, my b/f does not. This was probably the most original recipe I've found yet that utilizes sauerkraut, which I was trying to get rid of. These were too easy & fu...

I made these for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and they are a huge hit!! I found that refrigerating them overnight seemed to bring out the flavors more than just refrigerating for 1 hour....

My husband loved them...I liked them. I reduced the amount of sauerkraut and cream cheese. There was way too much moisture to roll them into balls. Next time I make them for my husband, I will r...

I have never used the mustard, but we like to spice it up. 1 green pepper diced, 1 small onion diced, 2tbsp jalapenos diced. We use seasoned bread crumbs. They are a family favorite!

I had some leftover kraut & found this recipe after an ingredient search. Although my husband didn't care for it, I loved it. I think he was expecting more of a beef meatball. The flavor was tan...

These are really good! I halved the recipe since it was just my husband and I and it was plenty for the two of us. I will be serving these New Years Day along side the rest of the annual kraut...

These would be wonderful served as an appetizer, I felt they were missing something to be served as the main dish. Make sure to crush the crackers so they are very fine and not to roll the ball...

Very good and different for parties! I reduced the cream cheese per other reviewer's suggestions and chopped the 'kraut. Will try the "hot" sausage next time. After note - made this early and ...

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