Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the sauerkraut in cold water and leave to drain.
  2. Place sauerkraut, onion, garlic and cold water in a large saucepan with seasoning.
  3. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, fry the chopped bacon in a deep frying pan until the fat starts to run.
  5. Stir in the paprika and mix into the sauerkraut mixture.
  6. Return to a gentle simmer for another 15 minutes then add the dill and sausage of your choice.
  7. Stir in the cream, check the seasoning and reheat until just on the point of boiling.
  8. Serve with rye bread.
Most Helpful

excellent recipe; very close to how my grandmother would make it. very good when when you add chopped potatoes, carrots, and celery.

Brandon L. January 04, 2015

We had a soup very similar to this at a place here in town one day, and I came home on a mission to find a recipe for it... this is SO amazing, and tastes NOTHING like you think in your head when you hear it's Sauerkraut Soup... try it, you'll love it!!

KRD-SK July 30, 2011

I love this! Funny thing - when I told my BF I was making this, he gave me THE LOOK and told me he was getting banh'mi as a "back up" just in case. Let's just say the sandwiches are in the fridge for lunch tomorrow because the soup was inhaled!! Made for ZWT # 6

Cadillacgirl May 27, 2010