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Creamy Sauerkraut And Sausage Soup

Are you a fan of sauerkraut? If you like sauerkraut like I do, you are going to love this creamy sauerkraut and sausage soup. This is an easy and flavorful recipe made with smokey polish sausage and briney sauerkraut. It’s the perfect comfort food for a cold evening, or when you’re craving sauerkraut!

This soup is so simple to prepare. There’s 10 minutes of prep time and it only needs to cook for 25 minutes. Luckily, if doesn’t need a lot of  simmer time to get the full depth of flavor. Dinner can be on the table in just about a half hour! This is a perfect meal to make ahead of time and reheat on a busy weeknight.

Start by melting the butter in a dutch oven or pot over medium/high heat. Toss in polish sausage pieces and brown for about 5 minute.

Once the sausage is browned, add celery, bell pepper, onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, and scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate all of the brown bits (hello, flavor!).

Next, add the sauerkraut, heavy cream, dill, ground pepper, and caraway seeds. Bring to a boil, then reduce the temperature to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt to taste.

You can make a dairy-free version of this creamy sauerkraut and sausage soup, too! For the dairy-free version, simply omit the heavy whipping cream and replace with an additional cup of chicken broth.

You can serve this soup as is, or for an even more comfort food feel, enjoy it with a keto dinner roll.

This creamy sauerkraut and sausage soup is an easy and flavorful recipe made with smokey polish sausage and briney sauerkraut.

This creamy sauerkraut and sausage soup is an easy and flavorful recipe made with smokey polish sausage and briney sauerkraut.

Creamy Sauerkraut and Sausage Soup

Creamy and flavorful soup made with polish sausage and sauerkraut.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 205kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 12 oz polish sausage or kielbasa sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 16-oz jar sauerkraut with brine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp caraway seeds optional
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter in dutch oven or pot over medium/high heat. Toss in polish sausage pieces and brown for about 5 minute.
  • Once sausage is browned, add celery, bell pepper, onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Pour in chicken broth, and scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate all of the brown bits (hello, flavor!). Then add sauerkraut, heavy cream, dill, ground pepper, and caraway seeds.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the temperature to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt to taste.

Notes

For a dairy-free version, simply omit the heavy whipping cream and replace with an additional cup of chicken broth.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 205kcal | Total Carbs: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 2g | Net Carbs: 3g
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    Marla Paz
    December 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Omg so delish and so easy! Thanks for another great recipe Suzanne

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    Pamela
    December 21, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Made this tonight using a 14 oz can of Sauerkraut rather than the jar specified and doubled the celery, onion, peppers but not the optional caraway as not a fan. OMG so nutritious, tasty and filling. This soup reminds me of good old fashioned comfort food, the kind that hits just the right hunger spot.

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    lucy
    January 11, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Wow, so tasty! My husband loves it too. Thank you for this recipe!

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    Fleur
    February 3, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Can this be frozen?

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      Suzanne
      February 4, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Fleur, I usually don’t freeze soup with cream or cheese in it because it can change the texture.

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    Marnie
    July 3, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Just made this tonight. What a delicious, unusual soup! Two thumbs up from our family. Thank you for sharing this one.

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