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Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut

This is a go to crock pot meal when we want some serious sauerkraut.  We love sauerkraut!   The first time we cooked this we baked it in a Pyrex dish.  We heard about it from Nick’s mom.  She worked in a school lunchroom – you know… when they would actually cook meals from scratch.  So we tried it and baked it for years in a rectangular Pyrex dish.

For real – it’s not the most beautiful dish.  It’s super “casserolie” without the ritz crackers and all the cheese.  But wow is it yummy!  I decided to cook it in a crock pot one day because I really didn’t have the time to bake it for dinner.  My kids play softball so when it’s softball season (when is it NOT softball season!) we need easy crock pot meals!

Warm and comforting during the winter months.  Sauerkraut is what brings it over the top…. yum!  Nick decided to use some paprika to brighten it up and to put some color on it.  Although it’s beautiful – I think he kind of gave the meal a paprika shower.  HAHA!

Pork with sauerkraut www.choppingsticks.com

It has pork chops in it, sliced onion, sliced potatoes, sweet kale and cream of mushroom soup.  Mmmmm what’s not to love?

Pork with sauerkraut www.choppingsticks.com

Can’t stop laughing at the paprika  – adds some color that’s for sure.  But seriously – it does tie into the paprika used to flavor the pork chops.

Crock Pot Pork Chops with Sauerkraut


  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, sliced1/4"
  • 1 cup of sweet kale
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom
  • 4 bone in pork chops
  • 1 bag or large jar of sauerkraut


  1. In a 6 qt crock pot, place the sliced onion on the bottom of the pot.
  2. Slice potatoes approximately 1/4' and place on top of the onion.
  3. Salt and pepper the potatoes to taste.
  4. Add 1 cup of sweet kale and cover everything with 1 can of cream of mushroom soup plus one can of water, measure directly in can.
  5. Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and paprika. I did not measure - I sprinkled each chop evenly with the seasoning, both sides.
  6. Place pork chops on the cream of mushroom soup.
  7. You have two options: You can go ahead and add the sauerkraut to the top of the pork chops and cook on high for 6-7 hours - until pork cooked and potatoes are soft.
  8. OR if you enjoy a stronger sauerkraut taste, add the kraut after the pork and potatoes cook for 3-4 hours.
  9. It seems like the longer you cook the kraut with the meat and potatoes, the less sour it is.
  10. I garnished the meal with fresh sweet kale and a bit of paprika.
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