Sausage Sauerkraut and Potatoes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Crock pot sausage sauerkraut and potatoes is an easy dish to make for your family and friends.  This makes a lot so serve it at any gathering. We love this easy crock pot recipe!  Sauerkraut and potatoes just seem to go together.  Add some Polish sausage and you have a meal in a pot!  This is real comfort food and my family is all about comfort food. We love easy crock pot recipes and this one is definitely a keeper.  You can cut this recipe in half or double it for a group of people. This dish is even better the next day after it has been refrigerated overnight.

Ingredients Needed for Crock pot sausage sauerkraut and potatoes:




Polish sausage

Caraway seeds

Bay leaf


As you can see this dish is very simple ingredients but it is loaded with flavor. You can also switch out the water and use chicken broth. Adjust the water to make sure you have enough as it can vary, some sauerkraut has a lot of moisture and some doesn’t so use what works for you.

This dish is wonderful with a pan of cornbread muffins or fried cornbread! It’s really a must have.. so definitely make one or the other!

Recipe Feedback: “Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! We made two crock pots of this and your cornbread muffins for watching the game on Saturday! None left! Everyone loved it!” – Mary

“I usually make smoked sausage in the skillet and serve mashed potatoes and sauerkraut on the side. But I tried this recipe and I may never go back! Love it and so easy. It’s forgiving too lol… I forgot the water and the caraway seeds and it was still delicious!”-Christy

Sausage Sauerkraut and Potatoes - The Southern Lady Cooks
Sausage Sauerkraut and Potatoes - The Southern Lady Cooks
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Crock Pot Sausage, Sauerkraut and Potatoes

The Southern Lady Cooks
This easy crock pot meal is wonderful! Easy to make and the perfect comfort food. 
4.71 from 51 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 14 ounce cans sauerkraut, undrained (or 1 (2 pound) bag)
  • 5 or 6 potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound Polish sausage cut into chunks (could use smoked sausage)
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place sauerkraut and potatoes in crock pot, add spices and water. Place sausage on top and cook 4 hours on high (6 hours on low) until potatoes are done. Makes 6 to 8 serving. Enjoy this easy crock pot recipe!


you may need more than 1 cup of water, use what you need to make sure the sausage doesn't dry out. 
Keyword Crock Pot Dinner, Crock Pot Sausage Sauerkraut Potatoes
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