Crawford Polish Bake Recipe -
Crawford Polish Bake Recipe
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Crawford Polish Bake

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"An easy quick meal that incorporates Polish flavors for a perfect meal on chilly Autumn evenings."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place potatoes into a large saucepan. Add water to cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Once tender, drain potatoes, and mash with 2 tablespoons butter, cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Place the drained sauerkraut into a casserole dish and top with sliced kielbasa. Spread with mashed potatoes and dot with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until heated through, 20 to 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2010

My family LOVED this recipe! I made it with sour cream and without rinsing the sauerkraut (as suggested by other reviewers), and it was delicious! Such a simple, tasty and satisfying casserole. Thanks so much for posting it! I will definitely be making this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 01, 2010

Didn't love it, didn't hate it... just thought it was OK. Followed the recipe as written... very easy to make, cheap, and filling. Shanks for sharing, glad i tried it.


21 Ratings

Sep 23, 2009

Amazing! Perfect comfort food!! I took someone's suggestion and used sour cream, although I'm sure it'd be just as great with regular cream. I'm about to go for my third helping--I just wanted to get this review in ASAP because I'm so excited about it!

Apr 26, 2008

The first words out of my boyfriend after he tried this were "This is AWESOME!" He's the pickiest person EVER and my jaw dropped by his reaction over this. I used red-skinned potatoes..don't know if that made a difference. And I didn't rinse the sauerkraut. There was a nice juice on the bottom of the pan from it after it cooked. I used a bit more butter and some garlic powder also. Delicious. And very easy!

Mar 24, 2008

We loved this. I used sour cream instead of cream and it gave this even more flavor. Next time, I'll probably add more potato too.

Sep 28, 2010

I'm totally changing my review! I made this without draining the sauerkraut and with draining/rinsing the sauerkraut and I liked it the best without draining! At first I thought the opposite because it was a little tangyier than I would prefer it, but, if you drain and rinse the sauerkraut, it misses alot of flavor. So, I'm giving this 4 stars ... Still liked it alot though!

Mar 24, 2010

I used russet potatoes, omitted the butter, and used bulk turkey sausage. I'm so used to cooking with onions, that I added a chopped one to the meat as I cooked it! This is a great new Shepard's Pie for me! The nutmeg is a great seasoning for this dish!

Sep 08, 2009

This has officially become one of my all-time favorite recipes! This is some of the best comfort food EVER! I didn't follow the portion of the recipe regarding the potatoes because I make mashed potatoes the way my mom makes them (no recipe, just wing it until it tastes the way you want). I also added a can of cream of mushroom/celery soup on top of the kielbasa. And I agree, the kraut gets lost so I also doubled the kraut. LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 379 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 22 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 14.6 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 1249 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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