Swiss Sauerkraut Noodle Casserole with Herbs

This Swiss Sauerkraut Noodle Casserole with Herbs is just another example of discovering different ways to enjoy your favorite foods.

What’s To Love

The tangy kraut flavor in this sauerkraut noodle casserole is distinctive, but not in the deliciously tart way that we’re used to eating it when it’s piled on top of a brat, for example. The kraut flavor mellows when combined with noodles and ground beef, and it brightens the flavors of all the ingredients to create a wonderfully warm, delicious comfort food dish.

This post was sponsored by Frank’s Kraut. I received compensation and product related to this post, but all opinions, and a life-long love of good kraut, are my own. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Frank’s Kraut and help inspire others to create unique and delicious kraut recipes!

Swiss Sauerkraut Noodle Casserole with Herbs –

What You’ll Need
  • Wide egg noodles
  • Lean ground beef
  • A large yellow onion
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Freshly shredded Swiss cheese
  • Frank’s Kraut
  • A medium shallot
  • Dried thyme
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Large skillet
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 3 quart casserole dish
Here’s The Story

I’ve been a sauerkraut fan all my life, but I’ve never used it in a noodle casserole (or hot dish as we like to call it here in Minnesota!). Much to my surprise – and the surprise of my kraut-loving family and friends – it’s a total win!

This sauerkraut noodle casserole is hearty enough to be served as main dish, but it was also a hit over the weekend when I served it as a side dish at our Super Bowl party. Everyone loved it!

If we’ve known each other for a while, you know I make a lot of big batch or family style dishes. But I often want flexibility in a recipe – and I know you do too – so I like recipes that can easily be cut in half or doubled as well as dishes that are easy to make ahead for entertaining. This casserole checks all those boxes!

Swiss Sauerkraut Noodle Casserole with Herbs –

It’s best warm, so if you’re serving this sauerkraut noodle casserole for a party like I did this weekend, just spoon the cooked ingredients into a 12+ cup capacity crock pot (or stir cold cooked casserole into the warm as needed) to keep warm.


Swiss Sauerkraut Noodle Casserole with Herbs
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The tangy kraut flavor in this Swiss Sauerkraut Noodle Casserole with Herbs is distinctive, but not too tart. The flavor combines deliciously with noodles and ground beef, and it brightens all the ingredients in a way that makes this a wonderfully warm, delicious comfort food dish.
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Recipe type: Casseroles, Pasta Dishes
Serves: 6 - 12
  • 12 ounce package wide egg noodles, uncooked
  • 1½ pounds lean ground beef
  • I large yellow onion, chopped (about 1½ cups)
  • 2, 10¾ ounce cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2- 3 cups freshly shredded Swiss cheese (8 – 12 ounces ounces)
  • 1, 32 ounce jar Frank’s Kraut with juice
  • 1 medium shallot, halved and thinly sliced (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (curly or flat leaf), roughly chopped for garish
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook noodles per package directions. Continue preparing ingredients below while noodles are cooking. When cooked, drain noodles completely and proceed as indicated below.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and chopped onion, and cook 8 to 10 minutes until beef is brown. Stir often. Season with salt and pepper to taste. NOTE: For best flavor, it’s very important to season the beef at this stage. Drain any excess fat from pan.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add cream of chicken soup, half of the shredded Swiss cheese, half of the dried thyme, and the undrained sauerkraut, and stir to combine. Then add the cooked noodles and ground beef, and stir again to combine. Taste and season mixture if needed.
  5. Spoon mixture into an ungreased 3-quart casserole dish, and bake (uncovered) for 30 - 40 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove casserole from oven and add remaining Swiss cheese, sliced shallots, and remaining dried thyme over the top. Bake (uncovered) for an additional 10 minutes until cheese topping is completely melted.
  7. Garnish with roughly chopped fresh parsley, and serve warm.
Cook's Notes:
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.


‘Celebrate Flavor, Celebrate with Frank’s’

Frank’s Kraut is a 4th generation family-owned business, and it’s the #1 brand here in the Midwest. They have a lot of pride in their business, and they love showing people great ways to enjoy their product. I’m thrilled beyond words to help inspire others by partnering with Frank’s Kraut to create delicious kraut recipes!

Interested in more kraut recipes? Frank’s has lots of them on their website, and they’re always showing fun and delicious ideas from cooks, restaurants and bloggers on their social media channels. You can find Frank’s on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterest, and YouTube.


Craving more kraut?

Here are couple of other delicious kraut recipes to choose from!

Potato, Corn and Kraut Gratin

  • It’s the epitome of comfort food: Creamy butter-mashed potatoes studded with sweet corn and highlighted with the unmistakable umami of kraut. Potato, Corn and Kraut Gratin probably isn’t one of the first things you think of when planning a dinner or party menu, but that could change very quickly once you try it!

Spaghetti Squash and Sauerkraut Casserole

  • This Spaghetti Squash and Sauerkraut Casserole has plenty of tangy kraut flavor combined with freshly roasted spaghetti squash, celery, red onions and cherry tomatoes. We even melted a little Gruyere on top for good measure. It’s colorful and light, and makes a hearty, delicious side dish or meatless main.

Creamy Sauerkraut Spread with Bacon, Garlic and Shallots

  • Creamy Sauerkraut Spread with Bacon, Garlic & Shallots is a great addition to any well-rounded #snackuterie menu. This is not your typical dip or spread – its tangy, bacon-y, garlic-y goodness makes it completely crave-worthy. Enjoy as a dip with crackers, veggies, meatballs and wings, or spread it on sandwiches, sliders and burgers for a wonderfully flavorful twist!

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18 comments… add one
  • ally February 7, 2018, 6:01 pm

    This simply looks divine! And, like you, I’m not thinking ‘hot’ w/kraut other than maybe on a hot dog. Love the cheese. Love the noodles. And, all the creamy love!! Beautiful!! xo

    • Michele Phillips February 16, 2018, 10:15 am

      This is seriously one of our favorite dishes… So much comfort-foodie love here! Thanks, Ally!

  • Robin Daumit February 8, 2018, 2:21 pm

    Perfect meal for a busy family!!

    • Michele Phillips February 16, 2018, 10:11 am

      It sure, is… And the leftovers make great lunches! Thanks, Robin! 🙂

  • Elaine February 8, 2018, 5:46 pm

    Wouldn’t bacon added to this be divine??? Also, a few drops of tobacco… Just my take. Plan to try it…

    • Elaine February 8, 2018, 5:47 pm

      LOL! Tobasco, NOT tobacco!

    • Michele Phillips February 16, 2018, 10:11 am

      Bacon always sounds divine to me, Elaine! And tobasco does, too. 😉 Hope you try the recipe soon. Enjoy, and thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Deb February 8, 2018, 6:00 pm

    This looks like a great hot dish! (from one Minnesotan to another). Can’t wait to try it. 🙂

    • Michele Phillips February 16, 2018, 10:09 am

      HA! YES… “Hot Dish” just sounds so much better! Either way, this is a great one! Hope you have a chance to try it soon, Deb! 🙂

  • Christine February 8, 2018, 7:03 pm

    Looks good.

  • Geneva Brincks February 9, 2018, 7:10 am

    Going to get ingredients today and make tonight. I love FranKS Kraut.

    • Michele Phillips February 16, 2018, 10:07 am

      Hope you LOVE this dish, Geneva! You can’t go wrong with Frank’s! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • The Food Hunter February 9, 2018, 7:37 am

    I’m going to make this soon

  • Lynn Elliott Vining February 9, 2018, 6:41 pm

    Love your sauerkraut recipes!

    • Michele Phillips February 16, 2018, 10:04 am

      Thanks, Lynn! We’re pretty big kraut fans, and have really enjoyed exploring different recipes featuring kraut lately… It’s hard to go wrong! 🙂

  • Carole from Carole's Chatter February 11, 2018, 3:23 pm

    Hi there! I’d be honoured if you would share this with everyone over at Food on Friday: February. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

    • Michele Phillips February 16, 2018, 10:05 am

      Thanks, Carole! I’m just seeing your message now… Hope to catch you next time!


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