This Sauerkraut Soup recipe ("Sauerkrautsuppe") is a favorite. Simple to make. Quick to clean up. Delicious to eat.
I love sauerkraut. I just never had it in a soup when I was growing up. Sauerkraut was something that was served as a side dish.
This is one of those easy Eintopf (one-pot) meals that Germany is so famous for. Everything's cooked in one pot - easy clean-up!
You can alter the amounts of the veggies or meat according to your tastes.
Soup is simply a mix of what you like.
Measurements can be approximate (within reason!). It can be a bit of this and a bit of that. So, make this Sauerkraut Soup your own favourite!
Either make your own meatballs:
OR use frozen:
Since I just love quick soup recipes, and quick is what this website is all about, this soup really fits well when you use purchased frozen meatballs
If you have time, you can always make meat balls from scratch.
When I was asked a while ago for a recipe for sauerkraut soup, I thought it a bit strange. That is, until I did some research and looked through lots of German cookbooks. I found a great assortment of easy soup recipes and even a sauerkraut casserole.
I did some experimenting and this soup is the result. It always gets rave reviews when I serve it. To round out the meal, I serve a salad such as this lettuce salad with sour cream salad dressing and some fresh buns, homemade artisan bread, or homemade German rye bread.
Check out Oma's new eBook. Quick Fix Soups, 84 full-color pages filled with step-by-step instructions and hints.
Recipe cards are included. All the help you need to make traditional German soups quickly and easily.
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Your Quick Fix Soups e-book is wonderful. My Swiss wife is going to love the soups that I make for her with your recipes. She already loves my soups, but your e-book will greatly expand the variety
Thank you for making the recipes easy to follow and see with the beautiful photos. The extra tips and options that you give after each recipe are very helpful. Thanks for the printable recipe cards, too!"
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