Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This was named by my two kids as it sounded to them like "yummy German casserole" - I have no idea what it means - but it is amazing! I'm posting it here because I keep loosing the recipe - easy-peezy and so good - real comfort food!
- Cook egg noodles as per directions on package. I really like the Pennsylvania Dutch Kluski noodles as they add great texture to this dish, but I'm sure any thick egg noodle will work. Set aside.
- Slice or cube kielbasa - we cube as we like it spread throughout the casserole more thoroughly.
- Heat butter in dutch oven until melted, stir in flour and seasonings. When mixture is well combined add milk. Bring to a boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
- Add 3/4 cup of cheese, stir until melted.
- When sauce is ready stir in sliced kielbasa, drained sauerkraut and pre-cooked egg noodles.
- Pour into a 3 quart casserole.
- Mix remaining cheese with bread crumbs and sprinkle over casserole.
- Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through.
I have made this twice now, but modifying the recipe somewhat. The 1st time, I used about 8 oz of wide noodles, along with 1-1/2 cups of sauerkraut (but used bavarian sauerkraut, as that's what I had on hand), plus I added 1 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder to the flour and other spices. The 2nd time, I used about 7 oz of wide noodles, along with the 2 cups of sauerkraut, plus the tsp each of the garlic powder and onion powder to the flour and other spices. Fixed both ways was good, but while I preferred the less sauerkraut with the 8 oz of noodles, my hubby preferred this dish with the 2 cups of kraut with the 7 oz of noodles. Also... I prepared the sauce in a 3-quart saucepan, and adding the entire cup of cheese to it, then only stirred in the cubed sausage and kraut, and then added it to a greased casserole baking dish, then stirred in the cooked noodles. Topped the casserole with a mixture of 4 tablespoons of plain dried bread crumbs mixed with 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and baked it in the oven for 25 minutes. This made 6 delicious servings! If you love kraut, you'll love this main dish! One more thing... instead of using Kielbasa, I used ECKRICH Skinless Smoked Sausage (a 14 oz. pkg.). Heidi Renee, this is a great recipe. I could eat this at least once a month. Also wish I could rate it with more than 5 stars.
Great! This was a simple and tasty dish. I took your advice and used kluski noodles - I've always wanted to try them - and sliced the kielbasa. Next time I will cube them as you suggested so it's spread throughout the casserole more. I didn't have any breadcrumbs so I crushed up some garlic croutons that were tasty in the topping too. Thanks HeidiRenee for posting this recipe. Made for PAC Fall 2008.
I made this for my mother, she loved it thanks for sharing. I doubled the sauerkraut