Crock Pot Sauerkraut Supper

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Feeding a bunch of people at a potluck? Like sauerkraut and sausage? Then you'll like this one. :) It feeds a lot of people, so make sure you've got a *large* crock pot (or put it in two smaller ones)...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a colander over the sink, drain then rinse the sauerkraut well with cool water, allow to drain for 5 to 10 minutes; repeat at least once.
  2. While sauerkraut is draining, cut the bacon into small pieces then in a large pan over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp.
  3. While bacon is cooking, cut up the apple (s), pear (if using), onion, celery, and sausage.
  4. When the bacon is done, remove the cooked bacon from the pan and set aside; add olive oil and butter to bacon drippings and let butter melt.
  5. Sprinkle the flour into the dripping mixture while stirring and cook until golden and bubbly, then add the brown sugar, garlic, and Dijon and cook for another minute, then gradually stir in the hard cider and cook- seasoning to taste with salt and pepper- until the sauce thickens, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Combine all prepared ingredients- drained/rinsed sauerkraut, chopped fruits/vegetables, bacon, sausage, and sauce- in a large crock pot (or 2 smaller ones) and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
  7. This makes a very large batch, serving about 16 to 18 people as a main dish- good for big potlucks!


Most Helpful

too sweet for me and the sausage really falls apart. 3.5 stars

Ken B. October 13, 2013

No more pork and sauerkraut at my house anymore. This is a great meal, and when made on the weekend leaves plenty of leftovers for the week ahead and care packages for family who join us for sunday dinner!!

Sarabbismama September 08, 2009

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