Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut with Apples

Sauerkraut and Sausages
Diana Rattray
  • 6 hrs 12 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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Kielbasa, sauerkraut, and sliced apples team up in this tasty slow cooker dish. It's a great meal for a cool day and preparation is a breeze.

What You'll Need

  • 16 ounces sauerkraut, bag or can
  • 1 pound​ kielbasa or smoked sausage
  • 3 cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
  • 2/3 cup apple juice or apple cider

How to Make It

  1. Rinse sauerkraut; drain and squeeze dry. Place half of the sauerkraut in a slow cooker.
  2. Cut sausage into 2-inch lengths. Place in slow cooker. Continue to layer in the slow cooker, apples, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with caraway seeds, if using. Top with remaining sauerkraut. Add apple juice. Do not stir ​the mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours, or until apples are tender. Stir before serving.


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 487
    Total Fat 22 g
    Saturated Fat 8 g
    Unsaturated Fat 10 g
    Cholesterol 58 mg
    Sodium 1,450 mg
    Carbohydrates 62 g
    Dietary Fiber 7 g
    Protein 13 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)