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Kielbasa and Sauerkraut in Instant Pot
Kielbasa and Sauerkraut in Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Kielbasa and Sauerkraut in Instant Pot - easy one pot recipe for a favorite Polish winter dish.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Polish
Keyword: kielbasa and sauerkraut instant pot
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 2 Tbsp lard or oil
  • 2 oz (55 g) bacon
  • 1/2 lb kielbasa, cut into desired size pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb sauerkraut, drained
  • 3 potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup white wine or beer
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • black pepper, to taste
  1. Put oil or lard in Instant Pot*. Using Saute setting, fry bacon and kielbasa until brown. Remove from the pot.

  2. Add onion to the pot and saute until soft.
  3. Return kielbasa to the pot and add sauerkraut together with all remaining ingredients.

  4. Close the lid, set valve to Sealing. Cook for 15* minutes on Manual setting, high pressure, natural release. Serve Instant Pot Sauerkraut immediately with a fresh bread or dinner rolls.

Recipe Notes

*The same dish can be cooked in a regular pot on a stovetop for about 45-60 minutes or until sauerkraut is soft.