Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut

FAMILY FAVORITE Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut served over mashed potatoes! This easy crockpot meal will become your family’s new favorite dinner! Use a good pork kielbasa for full flavor! It’s inspired by my Polish family!

FAMILY FAVORITE Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut served over mashed potatoes! This easy crockpot meal will become your family's new favorite dinner! Use a good pork kielbasa for full flavor! It's inspired by my Polish family!

A few weeks ago I was left with a cup of sauerkraut.  Being a person that doesn’t like any food to go waste I was going crazy with what to do with it.  We used some of it up on chili cheese dogs but what was going to be next?  

Then I thought of all the great family Polish recipes I ate as a kid.  There was always sauerkraut alongside meat and mashed potatoes so that’s how this Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut recipe was created.  

Sausage and Sauerkraut Ingredients

This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients.

  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 pound pork sausage cut up into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup water

How to Make Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut

  1. In  a bowl combine the sauerkraut and brown sugar. Place this into slow cooker.
  2. Next arrange the sausage pieces and onion over the sauerkraut.
  3. Pour water on top.
  4. Cook on high for 2 hours, checking occasionally to make sure there is still water.
  5. Reduce to low and cook for 2 more hours.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles

It’s funny how recipes that just came out of no where end up being your favorite.  This slow cooked Sausage and Sauerkraut dish was a huge hit at the dinner table leaving it a now favorite favorite meal.  The meat becomes so tender and juicy in the slow cooker and it picks up the spices of the brown sugar giving it a slight sweet taste.

Polish Sauerkraut and Sausage

What to serve with Sauerkraut and Sausage?

I served this on mashed potatoes which I would totally recommend but you could also serve over rice or noodles. This is my favorite mashed potatoes recipe if you’re looking for a new one.

Mashed Potatoes in Bowl

So next time you’re wondering what’s for dinner, give this Slow Cooker Sauerkraut and Sausage dish a shot. I think you will love it just as much as we do!

Sauerkraut and Pork Sausage

More Sausage Recipes

Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage
Italian Sausage Soup
BBQ Sausage Kabobs
Slow Cooker Cabbage and Kielbasa

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FAMILY FAVORITE Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut served over mashed potatoes! This easy crockpot meal will become your family's new favorite dinner! Use a good pork kielbasa for full flavor! It's inspired by my Polish family!

 

Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut

FAMILY FAVORITE Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut served over mashed potatoes! This easy crockpot meal will become your family's new favorite dinner! Use a good pork kielbasa for full flavor! It's inspired by my Polish family!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Polish
Keyword sausage and sauerkraut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 417 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 pound pork sausage cut up into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine the sauerkraut and brown sugar. Place this into slow cooker.
  2. Next arrange the sausage pieces and onion over the sauerkraut.
  3. Pour water on top.
  4. Cook on high for 2 hours, checking occasionally to make sure there is still water.
  5. Reduce to low and cook for 2 more hours.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles

Recipe Video

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