Sauerkraut Balls

Lillian Russo


Ohio is well known for their Sauerkraut Balls and now so am I, because my guests loved this! This tastes like a cheese dog with sauerkraut! I served this with yellow mustard for dipping.

This recipe was posted on the Internet by a cook named Verondear.

★★★★★ 4 votes
15 Min
25 Min


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1 lb
smoked kielbasa-minced
1 large
1 Tbsp
corn oil
1-16 oz
can sauerkraut-well drained and finely chopped
1-8 oz
cream cheese-softened
2 c
bread crumbs, seasoned
1 large
egg-lightly beaten
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper

How to Make Sauerkraut Balls


  • 1Cook onion in a skillet with 1 tbls. oil, over medium high heat, until onions are soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2Then mix the cooked onions,chopped sauerkraut, cream cheese, cayenne pepper and minced kielbasa together.
  • 3Cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours.
  • 4Mix egg in another small bowl.
  • 5Place seasoned bread crumbs in a medium bowl.
  • 6Roll the chilled sausage mixture into 1 inch balls.
  • 7Dredge sausage balls, one at a time, in the egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs.
  • 8Bake sausage balls in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown (approximately 15 minutes)
  • 9This recipe makes about 44 balls. Serve with yellow mustard for dipping.

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About Sauerkraut Balls

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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