Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut with Apples

Sauerkraut and Sausages
Diana Rattray
Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 12 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
581 Calories
34g Fat
57g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 581
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 2360mg 103%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 56mg 278%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 759mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 16 ounces sauerkraut

  • 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 freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional

  • 2/3 cup apple juice, or apple cider

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rinse sauerkraut; drain and squeeze dry. Place half of the sauerkraut in a slow cooker.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.