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10 Delightful Ways To Eat Sauerkraut

When most people think of sauerkraut, they envision eating it with their bratwurst, hot dogs, or in a Reuben sandwich. Sauerkraut is traditionally paired with meats because it helps with the digestion of the meats. Today, sauerkraut can be used in a myriad of ways far beyond the limited traditional ways. Check out the following truly delightful ways of adding sauerkraut to your next meal.


Sauerkraut and Salad

It’s a great topping on salads. Carrots, lettuce, green onions, cilantro, parsley, really any vegetables you have, add sauerkraut, drizzle with a little olive oil, and a dash of salt if needed. Mix, and you have a delicious salad or side dish.

Try this simple sauerkraut salad recipe by Hormones Balance.


Sauerkraut and Eggs

Prepare your eggs the way you like them, scrambled, fried, or make an omelet. Then top with a few tablespoons of sauerkraut. Be sure to drain the sauerkraut first. Eggs and sauerkraut make a delightful combination!


Sauerkraut and Avocado

Halve an avocado and fill the hole with sauerkraut. The creaminess of the avocado blends well with the salty and tangy sauerkraut. Enjoy!

Or, mash the avocado and sauerkraut together in a bowl and top will a little feta, as Cameron Diaz does in her recipe.


Sauerkraut Sushi

Sushi, try this easy Avacado Sauerkraut Sushi recipe.


Sauerkraut and Stir-Fry

Add a little tangy flavor to your favorite stir-fry by stirring in some sauerkraut just before serving.


Sauerkraut and Rice Bowls

Rice bowls: A bowl of rice, steamed greens, a dash of salt, and a healthy serving of sauerkraut (place the sauerkraut in between the rice and greens to warm it up without killing the probiotics).

sauerkraut taste great in any rice bowl or salad


Sauerkraut and Sandwiches

Add to your favorite hamburger or sandwich.


Sauerkraut and Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes always taste better when sauerkraut is added to them. Top a baked potato with a little grated cheese, thyme, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and cold sauerkraut. Season with salt, pepper, and caraway.


Sauerkraut and Sausages

Try a traditional Austrian way, served as a side with spicy sausages and fried potato slices.


Sauerkraut and Grilled Cheese

Sauerkraut pairs well with cheese, so try it in a grilled cheese sandwich, a cheese crisp, or add it to mac n cheese. The possibilities are endless with these two ingredients.

sauerkraut and grilled cheese sandwich

Get creative. Try adding sauerkraut to any of your favorite meals to enhance the flavor and vitality.

Beware: Cooking sauerkraut destroys all the health-promoting probiotics. If you want the gut-healthy probiotics in your meal, then only warm it up or add it as a topping to the dish.

Sauerkraut is one of the easiest ferments to make on your own. By making your own, you can get creative and add your own flavors and personality to all of these dishes and experiment with totally new characters.

If you would like to make your own sauerkraut, try my homemade sauerkraut recipe. If you are fermenting for the first time, you should check out these cost-effective fermentation starter kits to ensure your first sauerkraut batch is a success.


Hello! I’m Katie, mom, hobby fermenter, gardener, canner, and boundless experimenter. Here at Fermenters Kitchen, our team of enthusiast aims to encourage readers to embark on a fermentation journey with us, one bubbly jar at a time.