German Pretzel Pie With Sauerkraut And Sausages

There's no denying that Germany is known for its pretzels. And do you know what other culinary classics it does exceptionally well? Sauerkraut, potatoes, and sausages. We figured, why not combine all of these tasty treats into one seriously stacked savory pie? So that's exactly what we did with this German pretzel pie!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 1⅓ lbs potatoes, peeled
  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • ¾ stick butter, softened
  • salt & nutmeg to taste

For the sauerkraut:

  • 16 oz sauerkraut
  • 1 carrot, peeled & grated 
  • 1 handful of parsley, chopped 
  • ¾ cup heavy cream

For the pretzel crust:

  • 8 oz pretzel twists, crushed
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 7 frozen soft pretzels, thawed

For the sausage spiral:

  • 12–16 oz sausage links
  • mustard

Here's How:

1. For the mashed potatoes, boil the peeled potatoes in salted water. Drain the water, mash the potatoes, and mix them with the warm milk, softened butter, salt, and nutmeg until smooth. For the sauerkraut, bring the sauerkraut to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the heavy cream, grated carrot, and chopped parsley and let everything simmer together for another 5 minutes.

2. For the pretzel crust, combine the crushed pretzel twists with the whisked eggs and press the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan.

3. Arrange the thawed soft pretzels around the edge of the springform pan so that they slightly hang off and sprinkle salt over the dough. Transfer the pan to a preheated oven and cook at 350°F for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and carefully remove the pretzel pie from the springform pan while it's still warm.

4. Arrange the sausage links in a large spiral shape and secure the meat with a wooden skewer. Heat some cooking oil in a pan over medium heat and fry the sausage spiral on both sides until cooked through.

5. Spread the sauerkraut over the bottom of the pretzel crust and top with the mashed potatoes. Place the fried sausage spiral on top of the mashed potatoes and squirt lines of mustard between the sausage links.

Now if this isn't the ultimate German meal... pretzels, sauerkraut, potatoes, and sausages. Be sure to enjoy this German pretzel pie with a cold German beer – cheers!

Get the recipe for the Swiss Beer Fondue Sausage Dippers featured in the bonus video.


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