Slow-Cooked Sauerkraut Soup
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes10-12 servings (about 3 quarts)
- 1 medium potato, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 pound smoked kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 can (32 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 to 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until the vegetables are tender. Skim fat. Garnish with bacon.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 213 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 1442mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.
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Dec 11, 2018
This recipe is great!! One change I've made is to use the packaged kraut found in the deli case at the grocery store. It is less bitten than canned. Other than that, Grandma Leilich would say, "Heerlijke soep !!"
Jul 25, 2018
I love this recipe!
Jun 4, 2018
Very tasty soup. I scaled it for the two of us, and subbed broccoli stems (diced), and left out the chicken and bacon. Also, since I prefer not to use canned soup, I made a white sauce and spiced it up some. I'll make this again - always looking for good slow-cooker recipes. :)
May 27, 2018
To Dave! Get over it! If you don't like canned soup visit other websites.
Mar 6, 2018
It is not a real recipe if you are using canned soup!Dave.
Feb 17, 2018
Here's how I changed it...I used homemade sauerkraut, drained, but not rinsed, 15 oz. I made a homemade substitute for the mushroom soup that I found online. There are bad things and a lot of sodium in canned mushroom soup concentrate. Used apple cider vinegar, because that's what I had. No PEPPER. I hate black pepper...it's me, not you. No bacon garnish. Didn't need it. I used grass-fed, already-cooked kielbasa and already cooked chicken breast from Costco.. NEXT TIME: I will not add the cooked meat until about four hours into the cooking process. The kielbasa was "overcooked" as it was already cooked. But, hey, live and learn. It was SO delicious. I don't usually cook because I work and hubby is retired so he does all of the cooking. He's good and so why should I? But I thought, "I think I can do this." I have to say...it's GOOD! He went back for seconds and that pretty much never happens when I cook. So...THANKS!! This recipe is really great!! BUT BUT BUT...if you don't like sauerkraut, you're NOT going to like this. Don't criticize if you don't like sauerkraut. It's called "sauerkraut soup" for goodness sake!! :O)
Jan 13, 2018
Make this with ham rather than sausage. Very dissapointed! Rinsed sauerkraut as directed but sauerkraut taste was overwhelming. Both my husband and I like sauerkraut but not like this. Won’t recommend or make again!
Jan 3, 2018
Absolutely Delicious- I came across this recipe and could not wait for the first really cold day to make it. My family was skeptical because I'm a big fan of All German foods and were like (sauerkraut again!!!-Eye roll). It was so easy to put together and I added in a few extras that worked well/ some parsnips, rutabaga and got my recipes mixed up and added some caraway seeds ( confirmed relish by the fam to be yummy) in addition to the dill. I ended up using Bratwurst instead of kielbasa and chicken and it definitely enhanced the smokey flavor even more. Bacon on top made it WOW! Highly recommend
Apr 30, 2014
Yummy! We all loved this recipe. Even my 3 year old liked it.I didn't have cooked chicken and I used homemade white sauce in place of the mushroom soup. We will be making this again.
Feb 11, 2014
This is so good on a cold winter's day. If you love Sauerkraut you will love this soup!