It’s time for another soup recipe and this kielbasa sauerkraut soup sure is one tasty bowl of comfort food! Sauerkraut and sausage is a fabulous flavour combination and it’s absolutely amazing in soup form! This soup starts off with bacon which is cooked and set aside before cooking the kielbasa sausage in the bacon grease followed by the base of veggies including onions, carrots and celery. Next up is the sauerkraut along with some potatoes, beans and quinoa which make this a super hearty and healthy meal in addition to being packed with flavour! I like to serve this kielbasa and sauerkraut soup topped with sour cream and grainy mustard with a side of buttered rye bread!
Omit the kielbasa and bacon for a tasty vegetarian soup!
Kielbasa Sauerkraut Soup
A simple and tasty sauerkraut soup with bacon, beans kielbasa and quinoa!
- 4 ounces bacon, diced (optional)
- 1 pound kielbasa/polish, sliced (optional)
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 sticks celery, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
- 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 2 cups sauerkraut, drained
- 2 potatoes (or celeriac root), diced
- 1/2 cup quinoa (optional)
- 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the bacon in a large sauce pot over medium- high heat until crispy and set aside before adding the sausage and cooking until lightly golden brown on both sides and setting aside.
- Add the onion, carrots and celery to the pan and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes before adding the garlic and paprika and cooking until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add broth, sauerkraut, potatoes, quinoa, beans, bacon and sausage, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the quinoa and the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes, before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Tip: Serve topped with sour cream, grainy mustard and rye bread!
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We are not Martha says
This is one seriously beautiful soup! And that buttered bread… DROOL!
Looks good. Making it now. When does the paprika go in??
Food Junkie says
I love sauerkraut but had some doubt about using it in a soup. However, Lewis Mountain in nearby Moncton makes some of the best sauerkraut in the world so i decided to give it a go. Love this stuff so much I had three bowls. Awesome recipe Kevin.
This recipe looks so delicious. I definitely am going to make this the next time I head to the grocery store. I love kielbasa and sauerkraut together but have never had them together in a soup! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve been making sour kraut soup for years now. Sometimes, I’ll put in some corned beef for a little different flavor. Then I just don’t add the bacon. You could put some crimbled bacon on top of you like. Might be a little to salty though.
Corned beef would be a nice addition!
Hmmmm may very Well try this without the White beans
I like to have a serious kick with my soup, what would you recommend adding to this recipe to make it spicy enough for me? Either way, I can’t wait to try this, it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Add red pepper flakes with the garlic or sliced pepperocinis with the broth or just garnish it with sriracha!
KIM BARNETT says
Sounds great. Would red kidney beans work?
Yes they do!
Hi Kevin, I’ve never left a comment or a review. And I’m feeling a bit sheepish because I’ve made so many of your recipes over the years and each and every one has turned out magnificently!!!
This soup is seriously DELICIOUS! Like really DAMN good! And I made bread to go with it and we are some happy here in Alberta!
This is a wonderfully flavored soup! Bravo! My mother was of Slovak descent and made lots of soups with these ingredients but never altogether. My husband and I loved it! We each just finished a bowl. It’s really a meal. One bowl with a slice of rye bread was enough. Thank you for the recipe. I’ll be making it again especially in the Fall and Winter!
Sue and Roger Stark says
Great recipe Kevin, my husband is making this now. We are also sending it to his Aunt who’s last name is Kielbasa!
Can you freeze leftovers?
Yes you can!