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polish kielbasa sauerkraut soup

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Monica H
Michigan City, IN

Very filling soup; this has a tangy flavor to it; instead of the dollop of sour cream, you can add a tablespoon of cream cheese to the bowl to smooth out the taste. I don't like to use either; I just like the soup as it is. The only thing I do differently is add extra pepper because I love a peppery 'kraut! Instead of the kielbasa, you can also use beans to make this a vegetarian dish.

(3 ratings)
yield 3 -4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For polish kielbasa sauerkraut soup

  • 15 oz
    sauerkraut (1 can)
  • 1
    polish kielbasa (fully cooked), diced
  • 6
    potatoes, peeled and diced into small pieces
  • 1
    medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1
    small carrot, grated
  • 1 tsp
    caraway seeds
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    vegeta (all - purpose seasoning)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    hungarian paprika
  • salt to taste
  • sour cream dollops (garnish on top)
  • freshly chopped dill, chives and parsley for garnish)

How To Make polish kielbasa sauerkraut soup

  • 1
    Sautee onions in pan with the butter until onions are tender (don't completely brown / carmelize them).
  • 2
    At the same time, in a pot, add potatoes and enough water to cover them about an inch over the tops of the potatoes.
  • 3
    Add onions to potatoes. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes. In the meantime, rinse and drain your sauerkraut.
  • 4
    Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot except for the optional ones and the salt-to-taste.
  • 5
    Add more water to just cover all the ingredients. Cover and let cook until potatoes are tender (about 20-25 minutes).
  • 6
    After potatoes are tender, turn off heat. Stir in salt-to-taste. Add extra pepper if you'd like.
  • 7
    When serving, garnish top with dollop of sour cream, freshly chopped dill and/or chives, and/or parsley. Eat this soup with some good buttered polish rye bread on the side!