German Potato Salad with Sausage Recipe

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German Potato Salad with Sausage Recipe
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German Potato Salad with Sausage Recipe

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4.5 20 21
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Hearty and saucy, this potato salad is an old family recipe that was updated using cream of potato soup to ease preparation. The sausage and sauerkraut give it a special zip. —Teresa McGill, Trotwood, Ohio
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa 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

Directions

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.
Originally published as German Potato Salad with Sausage in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p31

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups: 674 calories, 44g fat (15g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 1643mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein.

  • 8 bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as German Potato Salad with Sausage in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p31

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arslp User ID: 1705824 159994
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2017

"This recipe is absolutely delicious. I've made this several times. It is tasty and filling. When I made this, I adapted it for the top of the stove and did not use a slow cooker. I did NOT rinse the kraut, and used about double what was called for. I put about 1/4 cup more of water and cooked in covered heavy dutch oven slowly on top of stove - about an hour. It was absolutely delicious."

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Sudie User ID: 3554484 267859
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

"Oh my goodness! This is absolutely the best potato salad that I have ever made! My family loves any potato salad with brown mustard but the sauerkrout was the magic ingredient that. I will make it again!"

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AMANDALEEANN User ID: 6377446 261232
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"I really enjoyed this! I like that the potatoes were browned first to get that tasty texture outside. I also liked that it has a long cook time. I work long hours and end up burning a lot of recipes if I don't plug the slow cooker into a timer."

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Henry User ID: 9043441 259893
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"Made this per recipe BEST POTATO salad EVER!!! Give yourself a treat!"

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gdubmom User ID: 5898359 254822
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"I made this using leftover bacon (yes that's a real thing at my house) and in a hurry, so I added my reserved bacon grease directly to the crockpot, then sausage and onion. Instead of rinsing and draining all the flavor off the sauerkraut, I left the juice in and omitted the water and salt from the recipe. Since I wasn't pre-browning the potatoes, I tossed the cut pieces with the soup mixture (so they wouldn't stick together) before adding that to the crockpot. Finally, I saved the bacon to top the potato salad at the end, so it stayed crispy.

This was delicious and is on our list of recipes to repeat."

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strawberrykd User ID: 7662926 254206
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

"This was so good i went by the recipe it came out great!"

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Ricketty1 User ID: 8531061 232646
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"This is very good. My family loved it and I didn't have any leftovers."

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jillknit User ID: 902626 85242
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"This is in the crockpot right now...can't wait till supper time! The only thing I did different was added a bit of caraway seed. Oh wait, reading down I see someone suggest adding a few carrots...gotta go!"

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Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 209619
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This is really good and easy. I added extra sauerkraut and it was fantastic. Otherwise, kept everything else the same and the family loved it."

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shugardrawers User ID: 1470653 83187
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"Simple to prepare and so delicious! I love sauerkraut so I add extra and don't rinse it in order to get a tangier flavor. I add extra bacon as well. A terrific main dish on it's own, leftovers can be used as a side dish. This is a wonderful, hearty one dish meal that's excellent in the fall and winter."

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