Easy Sausage Bake With Sauerkraut and Apples

Sauerkraut and Smoked Sausage
Diana Rattray
Ratings (9)
  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
221 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
17g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's a tangy sausage and sauerkraut dish your family will enjoy. Serve this sauerkraut dish with hot baked biscuits or crusty rolls. I like this dish a little sweet, but feel free to cut back on the sugar to suit your own taste.


  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 pounds cold pack sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage, such as andouille, kielbasa, or chicken apple sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds, or to taste, optional

Steps to Make It

Heat oven to 425 F.

In a large ovenproof saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat, saute the onion and sliced sausages in vegetable oil until onion is golden and sausage is lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Add the apples and saute for 1 minute longer.

Add apple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, sauerkraut, and pepper.

Add caraway seeds, if using.

Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Serve with crusty rolls or biscuits and a tossed salad.

Serves 8 to 10.