Sauerkraut Kielbasa Soup

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By Melissa Anderson
from Everett, WA

This is a Polish or German dish. Found on Facebook.

serves 10-12
prep time 40 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top


  • 2 slice
    bacon or turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 c
    onion or red onion,chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lb
    can sauerkraut,drained
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 6 c
    hot water
  • 6
    cubes chicken cubes
  • 2 c
    carrots, slices
  • 3 c
    potatoes or red potatoes, cubes
  • 1/2 tsp
    caraway seeds
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 lb
  • snipped parsely or dried
  • 6 can(s)
    chicken broth (if you dont want use hot water)

How To Make

  • 1
    Fry bacon in large Kettle or Dutch oven medium in heat until browned. Sauté onion and garlic in same Kettle or Dutch oven for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Stir sauerkraut, paprika, water or broth, bouillon cubes, carrots, potatoes, caraway seeds and pepper.
  • 3
    Bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, cover 30 minutes. Add Kielbasa simmer, cover 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove the Kielbasa cool slightly. Cut Kielbasa, in half then into 1/2 inch slices. Return the soup, heat through. Garnish with parsley.
  • 5
    I would put more potatoes in the soup if you have big eater.