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Kielbasa & Sauerkraut Soup

Kielbasa & Sauerkraut Soup

Kielbasa & Sauerkraut Soup - a comforting, hearty & delicious soup! Onions, green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, paprika and of course kielbasa & sauerkraut load this soup with flavor!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course dinner, Pork, Soup, Stews
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 3 bell peppers chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 pound sauerkraut drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 pound kielbasa cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 tbsp paprika heaping
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 potatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp sour cream each bowl, to serve


  • Heat olive oil in a dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat.
  • Add onions, saute until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add peppers, saute until just tender, about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Add garlic, saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken stock. Stir, scrape any bits that may be stuck onto bottom of pot.
  • Add diced tomatoes, sauerkraut, kielbasa, potatoes and all seasonings.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until potatoes are tender.
  • When ready to serve, add sour cream to each bowl and stir until combined. Salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy!


Preparation of this soup is straight forward and can easily be customized to your own tastes. Don't like potatoes? Skip them and perhaps add some spaetzle or dumplings. Want a little heat? By then all means - please add some! Chipotle peppers, crushed red pepper, hot sauce, spicy paprika - whatever you prefer! 
Keyword kielbasa, sauerkraut, soup