2 Succulent Pressure Cooker Sauerkraut Recipe

2 Delicious Pressure Cooker Sauerkraut Recipe
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2 Delicious Pressure Cooker Sauerkraut Recipe

Pressure Cooker Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut is an iconic German recipe that has a distinct flavor and a surprisingly healthy nutritional profile. Making sauerkraut may seem complicated, but you can easily make flavorful sauerkraut recipes using a pressure cooker. The following is a delicious sauerkraut pressure cooker recipe that will delight your taste buds.

1. Classic Sauerkraut

This classic sauerkraut recipe results in simple, traditional sauerkraut that makes for a perfect snack, a starter for a more complex recipe, or as an accompaniment to a meal. Making classic sauerkraut is easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, so this is an ideal dish to make when you are looking to use up cabbage, or you don’t feel like making something with many ingredients.


  • 2 heads cabbage – chopped
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salt


  1. The first thing you need to do is take your chopped cabbage and place it into your pressure cooker.
  2. At this point, turn off the pressure cooker.
  3. Then, add your water, vinegar, and salt.
  4. Stir until the mixture is well combined, then lock the lid on your pressure cooker.
  5. Select the “Meat” setting and cook for 15 minutes in this setting.
  6. It will take about 10-15 minutes for the pressure to build, and then it should cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Release the pressure naturally, which should take anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes.
  8. Lift the lid and serve!


2. Pork and Sausage Sauerkraut

If you’re looking for a hearty sauerkraut recipe that will fill you up at dinnertime, this meaty sauerkraut recipe is a perfect choice. This recipe assumes that you have premade your sauerkraut; if you haven’t, refer to recipe #1 first so that you can make your sauerkraut. This recipe is typically served with a side of mashed potatoes or rice, but you can eat it on its own.


  • 1 lb. pork ribs – boneless is best
  • 14 oz. sausage – such as kielbasa; sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 4 cups premade sauerkraut
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Turn your pressure cooker on “sauté” mode and add your oil.
  2. Brown the ribs for several minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  3. After browning the ribs, add your sauerkraut and brown sugar; take care to sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the sauerkraut, as this will help with the caramelization.
  4. Then add in your slices of sausage and cover with water.
  5. Lock the lid of your pressure cooker and make sure that the vent is sealed.
  6. Cook on manual setting for 15 minutes.
  7. Let the pressure cooker vent naturally if you wish, or you can vent it manually if you do not want to wait for the natural release.
  8. After the steam has been released, unlock and open the lid.
  9. Finally, mix the sauerkraut slightly to combine flavors.
  10. Your dish is now ready to serve.


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