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German Potato Salad with Sausage

 German Potato Salad with Sausage
Hearty and saucy, this potato salad is an old family recipe that wasupdated using cream of potato soup to ease preparation. The sausage, and sauerkraut give it a special zip.—Teresa McGill, Trotwood, Ohio
5 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours


  • 8 bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage or Polish sausage, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 pounds medium red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels with a slotted spoon to drain. Saute onion in
  • drippings for 1 minute. Add sausage; cook until lightly browned. Add
  • potatoes; cook 2 minutes longer. Drain.
  • Transfer sausage mixture to a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl,
  • combine the soup, sauerkraut, water, vinegar, sugar, salt and
  • pepper. Pour over sausage mixture. Sprinkle with bacon. Cover and
  • cook on low for 6-7 hours or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 5
  • servings.

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