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Sausage and Sauerkraut

I created this tasty quick-and-easy sauerkraut and sausage dish so I can throw it together in no time on those extra-busy nights. — Mary Lyon, Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 package (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, saute the potatoes in oil for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in onion; saute for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add the sausage, sauerkraut and pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Using turkey kielbasa instead of traditional sausage made with pork and beef saves over 60 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving. Turkey kielbasa also contains more protein than traditional.
  • Canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat, a type that helps to decrease blood cholesterol levels, and low in saturated fat, which can increase blood cholesterol. Olive oil would also taste great in this recipe and has the same healthy-fat properties.
  • You'll love these 50 healthy sausage recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/2 cups: 567 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 2043mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 20g protein.


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    • Carolyn
      Oct 25, 2020

      Only added 1 tsp of caraway seed, this was delicious and so easy to prepare. A keeper.

    • Chrissy
      Sep 9, 2020

      Thank you so much for this yummy recipe... I used the basic supplies from it. I did drain and rinse my sauerkraut so it wasn't so tart and instead of cooking everything on top of the stove in a skillet I put mine in the crockpot on low all day!

    • Walter
      Aug 12, 2020

      This was delicious. I did rinse and strain the sauerkraut first. I added 1/2 cup chicken stock, a teaspoon of caraway seeds, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and then 1 diced green apple as the last ingredient and let everything simmer about 20 minutes or until potatoes soft to the fork. With some dijon mustard on the side. Mmmm mm!!

    • Tim
      May 18, 2020

      Super easy, quick meal! I added sliced carrots while the potatoes were cooking and covered the pan for about an extra 5 minutes to let them cook. Gave the dish a little extra favor and sweetness.

    • annrms
      May 13, 2020

      Delicious and convenient! I also browned the sausage and potatoes separately. I then mixed the ingredients and heated them through. I added a teaspoon of caraway and extra black pepper to the mix. Will make this again!

    • dan
      Mar 30, 2020

      i actually created a dish very similiar to this just last week. after the initial frying, simmer for 30-60 minutes. it sweetens up the taste. the kraut will provide moisture.

    • Charlotte
      Feb 9, 2020

      potatoes were still hard

    • robbiejackson
      Jan 10, 2020

      Really enjoyed this! The flavors go well together.

    • Christopher
      Jun 22, 2019

      Simple to make and very enjoyable; I liked it the first time I made it that I made it again.

    • Lady Fingers
      Mar 3, 2019

      A go-to recipe for me, and it also works with leftover baked or boiled potatoes.