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5 Dishes to Serve Sauerkraut With

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Sauerkraut is a fermented food packed with uber-healthy probiotics that can benefit your immune system and intestinal health.

But, did you also know that sauerkraut is one of the most versatile foods you can find?

While some consider it an acquired taste, the truth is that krauts are a delicious, nutritious superfood that can take any number of yummy snacks and meals to the next level.

Whether you’re looking to add some tang, spice, or crunch to your diet, there’s no end to the variety of kraut-inspired recipes you can make. 

If you’re looking for some fermentation-inspiration for your diet, here are a few of Cleveland Kitchen’s Favorite Dishes to Pair with Sauerkraut:

Hot Dogs, Sausages and Brats

Inspired by the rich tradition and history of fermentation in Germany, combining krauts with hot dogs, sausages, or brats is a delicious first step into the world of fermented vegetables.

Taking advantage of the flavorful marriage of pork and sauerkraut, these cookout-inspired combinations add the classic tang and crunch of onions, relish, and coleslaw with a plentiful helping of gut-boosting probiotics that these other toppings simply can’t match.

At Cleveland Kitchen, we know how delicious and beloved these kraut combinations can be, so we’ve crafted our Classic Caraway and Roasted Garlic krauts to be the ideal crunchy and nutritious companions to your favorite pork-and-bun combos.

If you’re looking to spice up your next cookout with some fermented goodness, we recommend checking out:

  • Beer-Braised Sausages with Classic Caraway Sauerkraut
  • Crockpot Reuben Brats with Roasted Garlic Sauerkraut
  • Stuffed Roasted Garlic Sauerkraut and Millet Tot Corn Dogs
  • Salads

    If you know anything about Cleveland Kitchen, you probably realize that we love making salads delicious. 

    While our delicious, fermented veggie-based dressings might catch your eye, don’t skip out on one of our favorite salad additions:dishes: salad with sauerkraut. 

    If a salad is a (much) healthier version of an ice cream sundae, then your favorite sauerkraut is the ultimate cherry on top.

    Harmonizing with your favorite veggies, toppings, dressings, and vinaigrettes, the perfect kraut is the missing ingredient you need to transform “just another salad” into your go-to healthy meal.

    To upgrade your salad in style, we’ve crafted our Classic Caraway, Gnar Gnar, Beet Red, Curry, and Whiskey Dill krauts to cover all your favorite vegetarian, vegan, keto, and standard veggie-loving needs. 

    For all the salad lovers out there, here are a few of our favorite recipes:

    Barbecue Meats

    You may already know meat goes well with sauerkraut, but just wait until you add it to your favorite barbecue sauces, mesquite spices, and homestyle cooking.

    Though it may not be a staple in Austin, Memphis, or Kansas City (yet), sauerkraut is making a name for itself in the world of barbecue as the tangy, crunchy companion your Saturday cookout needs.

    While we may be from the Midwest, our Cleveland Kitchen team loves some good barbecue. 

    Inspired by the endless combinations of sweet, smoky, and spicy BBQ flavor, we’ve crafted our Classic Caraway, Beet Red, and Roasted Garlic krauts to hold their own with all your favorite meats, spices, and sauces 

    On that note, we also have some yummy, kraut-inspired recipes to help you shake up your next family barbecue:


    While we all have our favorite sandwiches, the truth is that the classic combinations of meats, cheeses, veggies, etc. can get old over time -- especially if we don’t do anything to shake them up.

    Fortunately, sauerkraut is a quick, delicious, and inexpensive way to infuse your sandwich with some much-needed flavor, personality, and ever-so-satisfying crunch.

    As unabashed fans of anything sandwich, our team at Cleveland Kitchen spends a lot of time finding the perfect fermented mixtures to transform your sandwich into something remarkable.

    We’ve developed our Classic Caraway, Roasted Garlic, Beet Red, and Whiskey Dill krauts to be the ultimate companions to your favorite sandwiches, and we think it’ll only take a bite for you to agree.

    To take your sandwich game from white-bread-basic to extraordinary, here are a few of our kraut-inspired takes on deli staples:

  • Classic Caraway Deli Sandwich (Vegetarian)
  • Turkey Sandwich with Beet Red Kraut
  • Classic Reuben with Whiskey Dill Kraut

  • Stuffed Potatoes and Vegetables

    Last but not least, we have our most adventurous dish category: stuffed potatoes and veggies.

    Whether you like your veggies and potatoes heavy on the cheese and, meat, or paired with vegan protein and quinoaanything in between, a stuffed dish can be a great way to bring some of your favorite foods together for a truly exciting meal.

    Though these dishes can sound heavy or complicated to make, they’re a cornucopia of delicious flavors and aromas begging for a healthy serving of kraut.

    To fill your potatoes and veggies with a plethora of flavor, crunch, and kraut, we recommend our Gnar GnarBeet Red, and Classic Caraway options for the ultimate fermented experience.

    On that note, here are some delicious recipes for kraut-inspired, stuffed dishes:

  • Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Gnar Gnar Sauerkraut
  • Stuffed Red Peppers with Gnar Gnar Sauerkraut (Vegan)
  • Stuffed Pumpkin with Beet Red Kraut (Keto)

  • Bonus Hack: If you love stuffed foods, take a peek at two of our other favorite sauerkraut recipes: Stuffed Shells with Beet Red & Classic Caraway Sauerkraut and Classic Caraway Sauerkraut Balls.


    Cleveland Kitchen’s Delicious Krauts

    Now that you know a few of the fun ways you can incorporate sauerkraut into your favorite meals, it’s time to explore our delicious, vegan, and keto-friendly selection of sauerkrauts!

    Perfect for all kinds of foodies, our krauts pack essential probiotics and mouth-watering flavors to make the perfect addition(s) to any number of classic, inventive, or brand-new recipes.

    Whether you want to try one of our many simple and delicious recipes or craft a kraut-inspired dish of your own, feel free to check out our seven spectacular sauerkraut flavors listed below:

    Or, if you can’t decide which awesome flavor to try first, opt for our Variety Pack, which lets you choose the four flavors of Cleveland Kitchen krauts that sound best to you!

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