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Sausage Sauerkraut Soup

I've taken this satisfying soup to church gatherings and family reunions, and it always receives wonderful compliments. Everyone loves it! —Elizabeth Goetzinger, Lewiston, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings (about 1-3/4 quarts)


  • 6 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth


  • In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the potatoes, carrots and onion. Combine the sauerkraut, brown sugar, mustard and caraway seeds; spoon over vegetables. Top with sausage and broth. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 373 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 1707mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Debi
    Jan 31, 2021

    Delicious!! Followed recipe except didn't put in caraway seeds! My husband and I absolutely loved it!! Used my brothers home made sauerkraut! Will definitely make again! Thank you for such a great recipe

  • Rachel
    Sep 19, 2020

    The broth amount IS listed (contrary to what another review says), and I think maybe use a wee bit more than listed. This soup is tasty, and this soup is so easy to make. Skip the slow cooker part if you want; you can make it on the stove in one hour flat. Just render some fat out of the sausage first and use that grease to cook down the onions and carrots just a bit, then put the sausage back in with the broth. Cook till potatoes are done. Easy.

  • exalbertan
    Sep 12, 2020

    How much broth? Not in ingredients list...

  • MyLittleMargie
    May 19, 2020

    Amazing! Excellent! I made this soup exactly how the recipe was written - that's right, I never changed one thing. This soup is delicious and my husband loved it. This is the first time I have ever left a review. Most of the recipes I have tried are good but nothing to write about. This recipe deserves a great review plus! Thanks for sharing.