Sauerkraut and Kielbasa (Crock Pot)

Total Time
9hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 hrs

I love sauerkraut but the rest of my family aren't fans, but even my family enjoyed sauerkraut cooked this way served with rye bread. Adapted from Slow Cooker Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the drained sauerkraut in the slow cooker.
  2. Add onion, carrot, garlic, caraway seeds, thyme, bay leaves, juniper berries or gin (if using) and pepper.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Place kielbasa on top of all.
  5. Pour in the wine (or grape juice) and broth on top.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  7. Discard bay leaves and serve.
Most Helpful

I wanted to update my review to say that I have made this on the stovetop several times in the last two years, with half the sauerkraut called for, and sometimes other sausages. It is always delicious! I have prepared it in the crockpot a few times too. thanks for sharing!

Random Rachel October 31, 2012

Very simple fare that made the whole house smell wonderful all day! I cut all ingredients in half except for using a pound of turkey kielbasa. I used the juniper berries instead of the gin. Made for ZWT6 - team Unrulies Under the Influence! Thanks, teammate, for a great dinner last night!

mersaydees May 31, 2010

Wonderful! The only thing about it that I didn't like was that there was more Kraut than there was Kielbasa. I was expecting more of a sandwich like filling and this wasn't it for the most part, the recipe is excellent though! DO NOT let me discourage you others. You WILL love this!

Gingerbear September 02, 2005