Cheesy Sauerkraut Dip

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"I always serve this with my 'Brat Biscuit Bites #recipe25163 a version of pigs in a blanket. Super easy; and, great to make ahead. Perfect for a party, game day/night, movie night, etc. Nothing hard about this; it literally takes 5 minutes to make and only 5 ingredients. And, it's even better the next day. It's also good with a variety of crackers, pretzels, or bread cubes, small boiled new potatoes; and, mixed vegetables as dippers. Cooking time does not include time for the dip to chill."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (55.2 g)
  • Calories 106
  • Total Fat - 9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.7 mg
  • Sodium - 199.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 117.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Sauerkraut ... First, I prefer a fresh deli sauerkraut vs that in a can or jar; but, either works. I also like to drain, and lightly rinse before using. It is very important to drain well. After rinsing, I often let it set on a paper towel for 5 minutes; just to make sure there is no extra moisture.

Step 2

Dip ... Add the sauerkraut to the food processor; and pulse a few times until smooth. If needed, you can add a little water (1-2 teaspoons of water); just until you get a smooth consistency.

Step 3

Then, add the cream cheese, cheddar, sour cream (start with 1/4 cup), horseradish (start with 1/2 tablespoon); and, puree until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper; and, if you want it more creamy - add a bit more sour cream. It's really comes down to taste. The same goes for the horseradish; if you like a bit more spice, and a bit more.

Step 4

Finish ... Add the caraway seeds (optional), pulse until combined; then, transfer to a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. At least a couple of hours in the refrigerator; but, overnight is even better.

Step 5

Serve and ENJOY! ... Garnish with chopped chives; and, serve with your favorite dippers. As mentioned - My Brat Burger Bites Recipe#25163, crackers, pretzels, bread cubes, vegetables, small boiled new potatoes, bites of bratwurst; even those tater tots are delicious!

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