New Years Lucky Sauerkraut Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 393.5
  • Total Fat: 27.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 63.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,111.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 16.1 g

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My family eats this every year on New Years Day for LUck My family eats this every year on New Years Day for LUck
Number of Servings: 8


    3 1/3 cup prepared instant mashed potatoes - prepared per package directions with butter, salt, milk and water.

    1 - 27oz can of sauerkraut - drained

    1lb of breakfast sausage cooked - (the kind that comes in a chub)

    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Cook instant mashed potatoes per package directions (ours called for butter, salt, milk and water and i did not put these individually into the ingredient checker as i used the settings for prepared instant mashed potatoes, i figured it counted that in already)
Set potatoes aside.

Cook the 1 lb chub of sausage in a pan, scramble it up so it looks like ground meat should. Drain fat off to cut back (did not count the draining in as there was not setting for it, i also like to rinse the oil off the meat in a collander but my grama refuses to do this so hey its a once a year treat). Set aside.

Drain sauerkraut in a collader and allow liquid to fully drain.

To assemble the casserole take a round casserole dish or regular baking pan whichever you prefer but serving size is measured using a round bowl style baking dish. Place sausage in bottom, then layer on the kraut, then place cooked potatoes on top. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, checking every ten minutes to make sure it doenst burn. During the last 5-10 minutes take out and put the cheese on and put back into oven to let melt.

I use a knife to score the potatoes into 8 sections to let people measure their portions. This is very good. It makes 8 servings as I stated so you have to eyeball them. I like to serve this with black eyed peas and greens.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FLUFFYBUNNY25.

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  • It looks like I have a new recipe for the New Year. I'll have to cut it down for the size crowd I have. - 6/13/21

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  • Incredible!
    super - 1/2/10

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  • Good
    I haven't tried it yet but I would definitely do without the cheese. I grew up eating a lot of sauerkraut dishes and to me cheese does not go with sauerkraut. - 1/2/10

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  • Very Good
    It is an interesting dish indeed! I liked the combination. We usually do not eat pork or beef, but will try it with goat/lamb meat and fresh boiled mashed potatoes. - 12/27/08

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  • This sounds great!! I do not eat artificail potatoes, but would use real leftover whipped potatoes,, but will definitely try this one!!! - 12/27/08

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