Amish Sauerkraut Soup

Peggi Anne Tebben


Where I worked one time in a factory, we would have pot luck dinners for our co-workers' Birthdays & such. A lot of good recipes are made & shared at these. This is a recipe I got from a lady that brought this dish one time. She said it was from an old Amish cookbook. I then, a few years later put it in our cookbook that a few of us girls put together & had published & sold copies of. It was called "The Happy Cooker". I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Even if you don't like sauerkraut, give it a try. You won't taste the kraut.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    smoked ring sausage
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1/3 c
  • 3 c
    milk (+ or - )
  • 1 c
    cream or whipping cream
  • 3 c
    sauerkraut, canned
  • 1 1/2 (+) Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • ·
    pepper to taste
  • ·
    bacon grease

How to Make Amish Sauerkraut Soup


  1. Slice smoked sausage into bite size slices and brown with onions in bacon grease. *Don't overcook, either browning or while cooking the soup. Remove sausage from pan. Save grease.
  2. Have grease hot and add flour. Almost brown, as you would for gravy.
    Add cream and then milk. Allow to thicken, stirring constantly.
  3. Next, add kraut, lemon juice and pepper to taste. May cook on stove or in a crock-pot. May also add more milk now if necessary. Cook about 30 minutes on low heat.
  4. *I tried keeping some hot in a crock pot for a Soup Supper we were having in town & found out that the longer you heat this on a high heat, the sausage toughens up.

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About Amish Sauerkraut Soup

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sausage #sauerkraut

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