Hearty Sauerkraut Soup

"This is a recipe passed on to me by a friend. I love it on cold evenings, especially for the smokey flavour the sausages give the soup."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • In a large saucepan, add sausage, potatoes, onions, carrots and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for around 30 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.
  • Add sauerkraut and tomato paste, mixing well.
  • Return to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer another 30 minutes.

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  1. No stars, as I didn't really follow the recipe. I used tomato soup instead of paste. I used farmer sausage, a little cabbage too. I added more water and some dill. I found your recipe great for inspiration to use what I had on hand. It is very tasty with the sourkraut, and I think it could turn into borscht or a bean soup. I almost added a can of pork and beans, but thought I had enough in it this time round. Pork and beans and weiners instead of sausage? The ideas keep coming. Thanks for posting.
  2. This turned out pretty well. The sausage ended up a bit mushy, but no one seemed bothered by that except me.
  3. So simple and so good. Left out the potatoes and cooked for 30 minutes-done. This is a great low-carb soup. I will be making this again and again.
  4. wow this recipe is great. I made it for our extended family Chirstmas and it was great. The Leftovers wer finished the next day and tasted just as good. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I did roast the Polish Sausage in the oven the day before as it was on and I like to do as much ahead. When I had the soup put together I placed it in my crock pot to keep hot till serving.
  5. Love this soup. I suatee the sausage until golden brwon, and saute the inions until soft before adding the carrots and chicken broth. It enhances the flavor of the sausage.


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