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Slow Cooker Kielbasa Stew

Michele O'Sullivan

"Great flavor and easy to make. Serve with hard rolls, and you have a complete meal."
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4 h 15 m servings 495 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 495 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 33.3 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1789 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place half the sausage in a slow cooker, and top with the sauerkraut. Cover with the remaining sausage, apples, and onion. Top with the potatoes. Pour chicken broth over all, and sprinkle with caraway seeds.
  2. Cover, and cook on High 4 hours, or until potatoes are tender. Top each serving with Swiss cheese.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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  1. 118 Ratings

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Fantastic! Perfect for a cold autumn day! I made a few adjustments to simplify and suit my taste: Leave out the caraway seeds. (personal taste) Don't rinse the kraut. Keep all that great f...

Most helpful critical review

It's better the second day when the flavors have a chance to blend more. But it's not as good as just sauerkraut and kielbasa served up with rye bread.

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Fantastic! Perfect for a cold autumn day! I made a few adjustments to simplify and suit my taste: Leave out the caraway seeds. (personal taste) Don't rinse the kraut. Keep all that great f...

I thought that my husband had finally lost his mind after he mentioned that his Gram mixed kielbasa, sauerkraut, apples, and onion all together & that he actually liked I looked for a r...

Added an extra layer of flavor by 1st gently sauteing onion & sauerkraut in a fry pan w/ a little margarine/butter for about 6 min, till both were a bit carmelized (my mom always "prepared" saue...

My husband and I absolutely loved this dish!! We did not rinse the saurkraut because we really like the tartness and we added a little black pepper. I think next time I may add a cup of dark b...

Good concept poor execution on my part. Loved the sausage could have added about 50% more. Used 2 lbs unpeeled baby red potatoes and layered on bottom as suggested...this worked great. Apple ...

I never would have thought of combining all these foods, but yum! I will do a few things differently next time, though: I'll put the potatoes closer to the bottom so they all get done at the sam...

This is really good! The kraut flavor is not too strong - just right. i also changed the order in which I layered the ingrediants in the slow cooker, putting the potatos on the bottom, 1/2 of t...

This is a phenomenal recipe! The previous reviews were very helpful - yes, Bavarian style sauerkraut has a nice mild flavor, and yes, you don't need to add all the potatoes. I made half a reci...

We really loved this recipe. I used Bavarian Sauerkraut as suggested by another review and I loved the milder flavor with this dish. It allowed all the rest of the flavors to come through too....