Elaine’s Sauerkraut Soup

Elaine Douglas


I needed a fast and easy version of sauerkraut soup. I checked out a lot of sauerkraut soup recipes and decided to make my own recipe from ingredients that are easy to obtain and mostly from the pantry. If you want it soupier add more chicken stock.


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15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 3 slice
    bacon, cubed
  • 4 oz
    pork tenderloin, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2
    carrots, cubed
  • 14 oz
    potatoes, 1/2 inch cubes
  • 12 oz
    (340 ml.) sauerkraut
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 12 oz
    water (use sauerkraut jar to measure)
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 2 tsp
    caraway seed (or to taste)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste if needed
  • 2 tsp
    chicken base (better than bouillon)

How to Make Elaine’s Sauerkraut Soup


  1. Heat a large pot with a tablespoon of oil. Sweat the onions. Add chopped bacon and cubed pork. Stir fry for a couple of minutes to melt the bacon fat a bit.
  2. Add the carrots, potatoes, sauerkraut, water, chicken base and spices. Stir together and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
    Taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper, if needed. (I didn’t use more salt.)

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About Elaine’s Sauerkraut Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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