Sauerkraut Soup Recipe -
Sauerkraut Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Sauerkraut Soup

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"Quick, easy and tasty! You may add 1 to 2 tablespoons of lemon juice if needed, for extra zing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Cook and stir smoked sausage and onion in a large saucepan over low heat until lightly browned, about 15 minutes; stir in flour to coat the sausage and onion. Gradually stir in milk, followed by half-and-half. Raise heat to medium, and simmer the soup until thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in thyme. Mix sauerkraut and its juice into the soup and cook just until sauerkraut is heated through, 1 to 2 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2013

I give this five stars, w/an asterisks noting this is wonderful in cup/appetizer sizing! I wouldn't prefer it as an entree/meal, but in a smaller portion it is fantastic! I subbed smoked ham for the sausage (and sauteed it and the onion in a bit of butter), but other than that followed the recipe, though I did reduce the thyme a touch per personal preference. This was delicious and unlike anything I've ever eaten. I think it would be delicious w/some leftover mashed potatoes added to the mix, too. THANKS for the unusual recipe, KFREESE!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 07, 2014

This is okay in small amounts. If I make it again, I'll add some mashed potatoes to it. I used some chicken broth in place of the milk, but other than that, followed the recipe. DH didn't care for it at all, and chose to eat leftovers instead.


22 Ratings

Jan 27, 2013

I used pork sausage, added a little salt and pepper and we loved it.

May 30, 2013

I changed the recipe because I had fresh kafir lime leaves, thai ginger and little I added all that and trim coconut milk instead of half and half. Added sauted bean sprouts and fusion cooking voila.....but the basic idea remained the same, hence the comment.....

Jan 04, 2013

Trying to switch it up for dinner with smoked sausage can be difficult. This recipe was quick and simple. The results were great! My husband and teenage daughter weren't on board, but changed their tune after the first bite. The only thing that was adjusted was the simmer time. it took more like 10 minutes to thicken the soup. Awsome meal for a cold winters night.

Jun 29, 2013

I'll make it again and again! My kids loved it too!

Jan 08, 2014

Reminds me of my Mom's sauerkraut and dumplings. After reading reviews, I decided to make it more thick by leaving out some of the milk and had it over mashed potatoes. I used a good quality smoked sausage from local meat company. Talk about comfort food on a very cold winter evening! My husband and two son's really enjoyed it. I will make this again.

Nov 18, 2013

This was very good. You have to get past the idea of the combination of these ingredients but it really does work. I had some sauerkraut that was leftover from another recipe which had apples, carrots and caraway seeds in it so I used it. I did not use the thyme as I am not a fan and the sauerkraut was already seasoned. I halved the recipe but used 4 Tablespoons of flour to be sure we got a thick soup. It actually turned out too thick and I had to add some chicken broth. Thanks for educating us on a different kind of soup. We will be having this again.


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  • Calories
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 35 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1449 mg
  • 58%

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

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