Easy Amish Sauerkraut Soup Recipe: Trust Your Gut & Make It ASAP by 30Seconds Food

Easy Amish Sauerkraut Soup Recipe: Trust Your Gut & Make It ASAP

It's said that fermented foods are good for your gut health. Here's a hearty slow-cooked Amish sauerkraut soup recipe to help you get more sauerkraut into your diet. 

You could substitute sliced smoked sausage for the chicken – or add both!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 to 6 hours
Total Time: 5 to 6 hours

Servings: 4


  • 1 potato, cut into cubes
  • 1 can (32 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained (you could use refrigerated sauerkraut) 
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill 
  • 5 - 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the potato, sauerkraut, broth, soup, chicken, carrots, celery, vinegar and dill in a slow cooker
  2. Cook on high for about 5 to 6 hours. Taste and season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Stir in the bacon. 

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Scott Pearl
Unfortunately, this will not result in receiving the health benefits from fermented sauerkraut because sauerkraut that is canned is not fermented. The heat involved in canning destroys any probiotic benefits of your sauerkraut. Canning: Kills beneficial bacteria. The benefits of probiotics are lost when fermented sauerkraut is heated above 106° F (41.1° C). Always look to buy the sauerkraut that is in the refrigerated section as this is most likely not pasteurized and therefore is fermented
Vickie Parks
Not everyone wants to read such alarmist warnings on every recipe they'd like to make. Most people with well-rounded diets do well enough with nutritional values (including probiotics) because they know how to incorporate balance into their weekly meals. So the outcome of one single recipe isn't going to be that harmful, even if it's too high or too low in specific values. And this recipe sounds like it's worth a try, even with canned sauerkraut (which I have used all my adult life and never had any health issues). Thank you for convincing me to make this recipe.
Donna John
I grew up eating canned sauerkraut, too, Vickie Parks . My German dad would eat it straight out of the can. :-) But very interesting information, Scott Pearl . I didn't know that!
Good to know thanks!
This looks just delicious. 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Comfort in a soup pot! So delicious.
I am making this soup right now! Everything is in the slow cooker. I can’t wait to taste the results!
Donna John
Hope you love it as much as we do! Are you adding sausage? Derbz
I added chicken and I made bacon in the air fryer for the topping! 🙂
Hmm they lost me on this "Amish" recipe when the said cook in slow cooker.... ummm Amish don't use slow cookers. They don't have electricity!
Donna John
It's adapted for people who do have electricity. :-) But good point!

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