Kielbasa with Sauerkraut

I love kielbasa. My family tends to be rather, meh, on having it for dinner. I can usually convince them once a month to have it if I pair it with cheesy eggs and potatoes or sauerkraut. I like having it with sauerkraut because that mean dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes!

Verdict: I love this. So simple and filling. If your family has an aversion to trying the sauerkraut you can drain it and/or rinse it before adding it to the pan with the kielbasa. That will rinse away the briny taste. You can also add a teaspoon or two of brown sugar to the sauerkraut which will make it sweeter than the splash of apple cider vinegar. We love the vinegar. My daughter would drink vinegar straight from the bottle if we let her.

I served this with a simple green salad, brown beans, and French fries to compete the meal.

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut'

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 (14 oz) rings Kielbasa, cut into 5″-6″ segments
  • 1 (14 oz) jar or bag sauerkraut
  • Apple Cider vinegar, splash (or brown sugar if you prefer sweeter)
  • salt and black pepper
  • Rolls and yellow mustard for serving if desired


  1. Cook the kielbasa in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brown on all sides. Remove sausage from pan.
  2. Add sauerkraut to pan. If you don’t care for the strong taste drain and rinse the sauerkraut first. We LOVE sauerkraut so we leave the juice and don’t rinse it. Stir in the apple cider vinegar, salt and black pepper to taste. Let cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Add sausages back in and cover skillet. Let warm for about 5 minutes before serving.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. The “German” is coming out in me with this one. 😋🌿

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yup! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Erika says:

    As an Austrian, how could I not love sauerkraut… hehe.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Seriously! We love sauerkraut.

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      1. Erika says:

        Guess what, I just had it for dinner. My husband cooked and it was on the menu😅


  3. That’s my husband’s family’s “Traditional Good Luck” meal on New Year’s Day! I adopted it when we were married. His family and just about everyone he knew growing up had the same meal with and without Hot Dogs along with the sausage. I don’t like hot dogs so sausage and sauerkraut for me, please.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yum! Ot is one of my favorites. I think I may have to adopt that too!

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  4. BHA BHA says:


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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you.


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