Uber-Braten Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Casserole

Cindi Bauer

By
@DomesticGoddess

I happen to come across this recipe at food.com. HeidiRenee had posted the recipe, but I did tweak the recipe just a bit. I love this casserole, and could eat this at least once a month. It's great comfort food! If you love sauerkraut, then your going to love this dish!!


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Serves:

5

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 ounces
wide noodles
1 (14 oz.)
pkg. kielbasa or smoked sausage
1/3 cup
butter
1/3 cup
flour
1 teasp.
garlic powder
1 teasp.
onion powder
1/4 teasp.
black pepper
1/2 teasp.
dry mustard
3 cups
milk
1 cup
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups
sauerkraut, drained (*see note)
4 tablesp.
plain dried bread crumbs
2 tablesp.
melted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grease the inside of a 2-1/2 to 3-quart casserole baking dish; set baking dish aside.
2
Cook egg noodles as per directions on package; set aside.
3
Cut Kielbasa or smoked sausage into chunks, then cut each chunk in half; set aside.
4
Melt the 1/3 cup of butter in a large saucepan. (I used a 3-quart saucepan).
5
Stir in the flour, garlic power, onion powder, pepper, and mustard.
6
When mixture is well combined, gradually add the milk. Bring mixture to a boil for 1 minute; stirring constantly until the sauce has thicken. (Mine started to thicken in less than a minute.)
7
Add the cup of cheese to the pan, stir until melted.
8
Add the Kielbasa or smoked sausage, plus the drained sauerkraut to the pan, and stir.
9
Pour mixture into the greased baking dish, then stir in the precooked noodles.
10
Top the casserole with a mixture of 4 tablespoons of bread crumbs mixed with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
11
Bake casserole (uncovered) for 25 minutes in a 375ยบ oven.
12
Note: When preparing this casserole, you can use a Bavarian Sauerkraut in place of regular sauerkraut. Plus the original recipe states to use 2 cups of the kraut, but I just use 1-1/2 cups. Also, you can use smoked sausage in place of the Kielbasa. I used smoked sausage, and the brand of sausage I used was, Eckrich.

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