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Vegan Choucroute Garnie

Sharon Palmer

The Alsace region of France is spectacular and unique. Due to its location near the German border, it has a French-German feel in architecture, culture and food traditions. Thus, one of their most traditional dishes—charcoute (which means sauerkraut in French) garnie—feels very German. I visited Alsace more than 25 years ago, and then again for my honeymoon 5 years later. Ever since, this dish has been rolling around in my head, and with today’s new love affair for fermented foods, I thought about resurrecting it in a modern, simple, healthier plant-based version. Alors, voila, c’est ici! My vegan chourcroute garnie!

I love the juxtaposition of the salty, pickled flavors of fresh sauerkraut with earthy, sweet root vegetables and savory vegan sausages. This one-dish Vegan Choucroute Garnie can be whipped up in no time, but if you have a little bit of extra energy, try creating home-made vegan sausages to make it even more special.

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Vegan Choucroute Garnie

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This one-dish Vegan Choucroute Garnie, based on the traditions of Alsace, is a savory, plant-based version filled with the goodness of sauerkraut, plant-based sausage, vegetables, and spices.



  • 2 large potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 3 carrots, sliced into chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 large vegan sausages (i.e., Field Roast, Tofurky, or home-made), sliced in half
  • 1 ½ cups fresh sauerkraut
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 8 juniper berries
  • ¼ cup whole grain mustard


  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Prepare vegetables and sausage and arrange in a baking dish.
  3. Top with fresh sauerkraut, olive oil, bay leaves, peppercorns, and juniper berries.
  4. Toss together ingredients in the baking dish to distribute evenly.
  5. Place in top shelf of oven and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes, until vegetables are tender and golden brown.
  6. Serve with whole grain mustard as desired.


To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free, plant-based sausage

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: French, Alsatian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 391
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 1086 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 26 g

Keywords: vegan french dinner, french food, french recipe

For other plant-based one-dish meals, check out:

Moroccan Chickpea Freekeh Eggplant Skillet
Easy Vegetable Tofu Bibimbap Skillet
Thai Tofu Veggie Noodle Bowl

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