Sauerkraut Balls

Sauerkraut Balls

4 reviews, 4 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 24 hours

I've used this simple recipe during the winter holidays for-evah! It's delish, easy and baked! They can be made in advance and used later, too.


1 lb bulk packaged mild sausage; room temperature
1 lb bulk packaged hot sausage; room temperature
2 lbs bagged sauerkraut; room temperature
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese; room temperature
1 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
3 cups seasoned panko bread crumbs

Original recipe makes 50 Servings



Brown sausages in a large skillet until no longer pink. Break up the meat into fine crumbles while browning. Cool and drain in a large colander. Dump the sauerkraut on top and allow to drain. Get yourself a coffee and a holiday cookie ... relax a bit.

Dump the first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Put on gloves and mix thoroughly. It's messy, looks kinda gross and very thick ... Using you own best utensils works best for this goodness.

Once mixed, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or 12 hours minimum. This allows flavors to develop and much easier to work with when rolling.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using a small ice cream scoop for sizing, make the balls and roll in additional crumbs. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or golden brown.

Serve warm ... Dip with mustard if you like. But they are yummy enough to eat alone!


The balls can be frozen after rolling in the bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet in the freezer. When fully frozen - rock hard - place in a plastic bag to store.

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Did not like these balls at all! When baked they looked uncooked and didn't care for the flavor.
Bdavis198 2y ago

Tried these and went exactly by the recipe. Loved them
janieshannon72 2y ago

Very good. I was concerned before I baked them because of the smell, but they turned out delicious!
Mickdaddy 2y ago

Although I am the author of this delishusness, I will give it 5 stars. It's easy and crowd pleasing. Please enjoy responsibly ... share!
cindypriest 3y ago

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