Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe
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Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe

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I created this tasty quick-and-easy 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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and 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
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 611 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 2119mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. 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, pepper and salt. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p48

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MonnaL User ID: 4544100 253425
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Very good and oh, SO easy! I used frozen southern style hashbrowns in place of cubing my own potatoes. Thank you so much for this recipe!"

JerryLRice User ID: 8761782 243286
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"Very easy to make, and very good. A"

MY REVIEW User ID: 8057285 240571
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"Very good, easy dinner. I added a few extra potatoes and some leftover smoked ham I had in the fridge. I also added about half a teaspoon of caraway seeds. A good recipe to alter to your tastes."

MarjorieH2 User ID: 7042130 235065
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Very easy preparation, and really good hearty meal with your veggie and meat in one dish."

kmo99 User ID: 8399600 227353
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2015

"This was a very easy and absolutely delicious meal. I would recommend this dish to anyone open to German food culture. The taste is great and really makes you feel like your eating a meal from germany. Plus its quick and easy for all you busy nights. Enjoy it and share it."

suejoabar User ID: 8112920 61779
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Very easy to make . If you like sauerkraut you will live this recipe. Very Good!"

andij1202 User ID: 7875400 66560
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Been making this for years. Add a few green peppers toss until al dente. Extra special yummy. Use fresh Polish Kielbasa for even better results."

ladyhenry1 User ID: 985607 130974
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"I make this as I love sauerkraut but I add caraway seeds to it. Very good."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 97720
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"This was more delicious than I expected it to be! I boiled the potatoes the day before so I could make this in less time. My sauerkraut came in a jar and was imported from Germany; I did not rinse it and I did not add salt. Good stuff!"

onaberry User ID: 7736086 64090
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"Love this receipe. But I go a little further and fry up some bacon pieces until crispy then add the other ingredients. Fabulous !!!"

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