Here's our weeknight version of choucroute garni, “dressed sauerkraut,” made with chicken sausage. The flavor of the dish will vary depending on what type of chicken sausage you choose. We like the taste of roasted garlic sausage or sweet apple sausage in this recipe. And although any type of sauerkraut can be used, we prefer the crisp texture of refrigerated kraut over canned. Serve with roasted carrots and some mustard to spread on the sausage.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Add potatoes, sauerkraut, wine, pepper, caraway seeds and bay leaf; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 14.3g; carbohydrates 23.8g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 4.8g; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 60mg; vitamin a iu 19IU; vitamin c 17.6mg; folate 34.3mcg; calcium 40.1mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 37.2mg; potassium 545mg; sodium 562.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

Reviews (11)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
Easy one-dish dinner Good easy dinner. My husband doesn't usually like sauerkraut but he liked this. I used the kielbasa I had in the freezer instead of chicken sausage and russet potatoes instead of Yukon gold. The sausage substitute was fine but the russet potatoes took forever to cook. I just kept adding wine and it turned out great. The sauerkraut and sausage held up really well to the extra cooking time and this was a tasty dish. I will make it again but with the right potatoes next time! Pros: Easy tasty Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Costly to prepare unattractive and not tasty Was looking for a healthy way to use sauerkraut. This dish was time-consuming required expensive ingredients (I won't use cheap sausage or wine) messy and after all was said and done - tasteless. Except for the bits of sausage that would have been tasty anyway this was a visually unattractive dish with little to no flavor. Pros: uses sauerkraut Cons: costly time consuming messy tasteless Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tasty Very tasty. A lot like comfort food for those of us who grew up eating 'kraut on holidays. The only thing that I will do differently next time is perhaps precook the potatoes a bit in the microwave to cut down on cooking time. Pros: Comfort food great tasting Cons: Potatoes took a long time to cook Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really Filling This turned out really delicious. It is a good use for sauerkraut. I also found that it took much longer to cook the potatoes and I used Yukon Gold. Will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple and quick precook potatos in oven for half hour n 425. i like my potatos soft and they came out almost raw with this recipe also i dont keep wine in the house so i used 2tbs apple cider vinegar and the rest water to replace it came out very good will always use apple cider vinigar when making again. Pros: easy very good Cons: potatos need longer to cook Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great Weeknight Meal My husband and I both enjoyed this meal. I also used a smoked beef sausage that I had on hand. I also used red potatoes and had to let it cook a little longer but it turned out great. Will definately make this one again! Pros: Super Easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great recipe! I made it with chicken apple sausage and it turned out great! I did cook the potatoes before hand like the previous reviews suggested and that made the timing work out perfectly. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Love it! My fiance loved this dish. He requests it! I took the other's advice and precooked the potatoes and they turned out fine. I recommend using the Sweet Apple Sausage. I never had that before and I love it. Pros: Delicious and easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The food is fine but the advertisements mixed in with the list of ingredients is very distracting. Read More