One Pot Kielbasa and Apples
One Pot Kielbasa & Apples
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

One Pot Kielbasa & Apples is one of my family's favorite German/Polish inspired meals. The apples help cut the sourness of the sauerkraut by adding just the right amount of sweetness to the dish.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: German, Polish
Keyword: apple cider, apples, caraway, gluten-free, hard cider, kielbasa, one pot, sauerkraut
Servings: 8
Author: TFK
  • 1 lb Kielbasa cut thin on the diagonal
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion cut in 1/2 and sliced
  • 2 Granny smith or Galla apples Peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 lb Sauerkraut drained bag or jar
  • 1 12 oz bottle Hard cider or Apple Cider
  • 1 tbsp Caraway seeds
  1. In a large pan add oil and Kielbasa. Brown the Kielbasa on both sides.

  2. Remove Kielbasa from pan and set aside.

  3. Add the onions to the pan and sauté until they start to become translucent and a little golden. 

  4. Add the apples and sauté until they take on a little color.

  5. Add remaining ingredients and the Kielbasa back to the pan. Mix well.

  6. Simmer for 20-30 minutes covered.

  7. If it starts to get a little dry, add a dash of stock to keep moist.

Recipe Notes

Serve with potatoes or Perogies. Brussel sprouts work well with this recipe as a vegetable side dish. Use Gluten-Free Perogies to keep dish gluten-free.