How the Bread & Butter pickle got its name

Did you know that the term bread and butter pickles originated during the Depression Era?

That’s right, these simple pickle sandwiches became a commonality when options of choice meats and cheeses were scarce and cucumbers were plentiful and cheap. ⁠Primarily, the sandwich comprised of two slices of soft white bread, slathered with salted butter and finished with a thin layer of garlicky, fermented dill pickles. ⁠

Today, the term is well known as a sweet pickle, like my Bread & Butter Chips. These pickles are sweeter than my dills, but they still have that pungent garlic flavor. They’re delicious as is, or in salads and burgers. But one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in these Bread & Butter Sandwich Bites–a twist on the classic cucumber sandwich.⁠ ⁠Get the recipe for my Bread & Butter Sandwich Bites here.

Easy Plant-based Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

Plant-based, whole-food recipes are all the rage nowadays, but Bubbies has been making these favorites for decades. Adding a few plant-based meals to your weekly routine offers a wholesome alternative to the traditional American diet. Add some Bubbies Fine Foods to the weekly mix, and you’re sure to have a family favorite each time. 

Here are our five favorite plant-based picks.

Quinoa stuffed Portebello Mushrooms

Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms is packed full of Bubbies Sauerkraut and is a plant-based favorite in our Bubbies family. It is filling and satisfying, plus it’s vegan and gluten-free. Made for Bubbies by A Bright Moment.

Horseradish and Dill Roasted Cauliflower

Horseradish & Dill Roasted Cauliflower

This Horseradish & Dill Roasted Cauliflower dish is savory and fresh. Made for Bubbies by The Yummy Vegan, it is buttery, comforting and a family favorite.

Cannellini Bean Salad | Plant-based meal

Cannellini Bean Salad

This white-bean-based salad is full of fiber, protein, and nutrition. With tons of flavor and chock full of color, this salad is a great vegan dish to enjoy with friends and family at any gathering—the perfect party dish.

Tofu Spring Rolls with Fresh Veggies and Bubbies Dill Pickles | Vegetarian dish

Tofu Spring Rolls with Fresh Veggies and Bubbies Dill Pickles

Vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based, these Tofu Spring Rolls are made with fresh veggies and our fan-favorite Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickles are a fresh, tangy treat perfect for an appetizer or lunch treat.

Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Sliders | Vegan

Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Sliders

These Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Sliders are smoky and spicy, and are perfectly paired with Bubbies Bread and Butter Chips.

If you make any of these recipes, share on social and tag @bubbiespickles and use hashtag #bubbiesrecipe.

Bubbies Sauerkraut on Game-Day

It is a common misconception that Germans invented sauerkraut. The idea of fermenting cabbage for eating actually traces its origins to Asia. Most believe it was actually the Chinese who created sauerkraut. When Emperor Qin Shi Huang ordered the construction of the Great Wall around 221 B.C. according to, the workers needed food to power their labor. However, due to the location of the wall, most workers were far from the nearest town and needed food that would not spoil too fast. Among other foods, the Chinese fermented cabbage to feed the workers. Salt was a pricey commodity back then so they didn’t use salt but rather they used a rice wine to ferment and preserve the cabbage, according to

This practice eventually made it all the way to Europe and became very popular in Germany. It took off in Germany probably because the cabbage plant has unique properties that allow it to grow well in the cold. Plus, the fermentation process means that it would keep fresh when stored and could be eaten in the wintertime when no crops are growing. 

In America, we borrow the German word “sauerkraut” even though fermented cabbage is prepared and eaten all over the world. Why this word and not another became the standard is a mystery. However, it’s not a bad choice since “Saur” translates to “sour” and “kraut” means herb, according to

After years of perfecting the process of cabbage fermentation, Bubbies Sauerkraut was invented. Bubbies products began around 1982 as a hobby for former owner Leigh Truex. It was her secret recipe of fermenting and spicing that made Bubbies a hit in local communities. After some time, former bankers and married couple, the Grays, took over Bubbies and reinvented the brand into what it is today. 

Although naturally-fermented dill pickles continue to be Bubbies’ flagship product, now we offer more fermented products that became as popular if not more popular than Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickles

Bubbies Sauerkraut 

Bubbies Sauerkraut is made with the same deliberate Old World methods as Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickles, following Leigh Truex’s exquisite taste, using only natural ingredients.

Bubbies Sauerkraut is concocted with the best cabbages, checked for quality, which are then shredded and allowed to naturally ferment. The unique and zesty taste of our sauerkraut made demand soar. 

Bubbies fans often rave about the taste of Bubbies Sauerkraut in every crunchy bite. They also have gotten inventive and use the sauerkraut as a way to complement main dishes if not become the main course thanks to Bubbies recipes. Our recipes include tasty ways to serve all our products with new meals every day, for every season.

During the fall season, game days rule evening and weekend gatherings. Making food that appropriately pairs with watching sports is an art. On game day, most of us will enjoy a set of classic buffalo chicken wings, blue cheese dip, “queso” dip, more dips, potato chips, grilled burgers, or nachos, and more. The possibilities are endless since game day food really focuses on comfort food that is very easy to eat with your hands. In fact, there is a tendency to make enough food to feed almost double the guests invited. Game days can last for hours so you don’t want to run out of food. But what happens to burgers, sliders, wings, and dips that are leftover? Will all of that food be thrown away and wasted? Have no fear, our game day ideas for repurposing leftover game day food will help you eat deliciously with leftovers the next day.

Bubbies Sauerkraut for Game Day Leftovers

This is where Bubbies Sauerkraut comes in very handy. As you know, sauerkraut is a filling and nutritious sustenance. After all, if it can satisfy the workers that were building the Great Wall of China, then surely it can be used to repurpose leftovers! 

Everyone knows the day after a game can be exhausting. So much energy was already spent screaming at the TV or engaging with guests that the next day can be a hard day to cook for. However, with game-day leftovers and Bubbies Sauerkraut, you don’t need to do any real cooking to feed yourself and/or your loved ones. Here are some ideas you can use for the next day with your leftovers to cover all of the day’s meals.

In the morning, take any cooked leftover sausages from hot dogs or cooked burger patties and cut them up into smaller pieces. Mix them with Bubbies Sauerkraut and some eggs to make the quickest breakfast skillet. For a more delicious skillet that is a little more involved, please view our Easy Sauerkraut & Peppers Skillet recipe

For lunchtime, take a small part of your favorite leftover dips and mix them with Bubbies Sauerkraut in a bowl. This mix makes for a great sandwich filling. Use your bread and your favorite toppings to make sandwiches for everyone. Add cheese to taste. 

When it comes to dinnertime, mix Bubbies Sauerkraut, 1 raw egg, and the rest of the leftover dips. Blend until the mix sticks and holds together. The amount of dip you’ll need depends on when the consistency of the blend holds together and on your personal taste. Take the sauerkraut mix and portion it out into quarter-cup patties. Coat the bottom of a pan in oil. Cook these patties in the pan over medium-high heat and serve as a side dish. As the main dish, take the leftover chicken wings and reheat them! After all, reheated chicken wings with spicy buffalo sauce taste just as well as they did on game day.

From ancient China to modern-day game day, sauerkraut has sustained many a hungry stomach with its delectable crunch. Invented to last through the winter, fermented cabbage has become a staple in almost everyone’s kitchen. Even though we have refrigerators now to keep food fresh every season, many still partake in purchasing this particular snack since it is loved not only for its sustainable properties but also for its zesty taste that many find appealing. Some, such as Bubbies lovers, even find it addicting. For the perfect tangy crunch that will keep you satisfied, look no further than Bubbies Sauerkraut

The Best Sauerkraut Recipes to try this Holiday Season

The Best Sauerkraut Recipes to try this Holiday Season

The holidays are nearly here and what better way to celebrate than with a few of your favorite things. From decadent roasts and gooey garlic bread to heartwarming soups and stews to tantalizing desserts, Bubbies Sauerkraut has long been a kitchen staple––most especially around the holidays. 

Bubbies Sauerkraut is naturally-fermented and made from the crisp center of leaves of the finest quality winter cabbages. Made with just cabbage, water, and salt, our sauerkraut is crunchy and flavorful. Both our traditional and spicy sauerkraut is best enjoyed chilled and often straight out of the jar.  But for those wanting to spice things up, here are a few of our favorite sauerkraut recipes to try this holiday season. 


CranApple Kraut Appetizers

This sweet and savory recipe with Bubbies Sauerkraut and fresh cranberries is the perfect appetizer! Get the recipe here!

Butternut Squash Sauerkraut Soup

This delicious Butternut Squash Soup with Bubbies Sauerkraut is sure to be a hit for the holidays and every day in between. Get the recipe here!

Main Course
Pierogi Casserole 

Pierogi is something my family demands when they come to visit, so when I have to feed lots of hungry mouths, I make my famous Pierogi Casserole! Get the recipe here.


Gluten-free Artichoke and Veggie Quiche 

Creamy eggs swirled with crunchy sauerkraut and artichokes over a flaky grain-free crust make the perfect Gluten-Free Artichoke and Veggie Quiche for a flavorful, healthy brunch. Get the recipe here!

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