Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Sauerkraut

Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Sauerkraut

11 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011

Here's our weeknight version of choucroute garni, “dressed sauerkraut,” made with chicken sausage. The flavor of the dish will vary depending on what type of chicken sausage you choose. We like the taste of roasted garlic sausage or sweet apple sausage in this recipe. And although any type of sauerkraut can be used, we prefer the crisp texture of refrigerated kraut over canned. Serve with roasted carrots and some mustard to spread on the sausage.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces (4 links) cooked chicken sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, halved and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1½ cups sauerkraut, rinsed
  • 1½ cups dry white wine
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 bay leaf


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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Add potatoes, sauerkraut, wine, pepper, caraway seeds and bay leaf; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 295 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 60 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 19 IU vitamin A; 18 mg vitamin C; 40 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 562 mg sodium; 545 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1½ lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 11

March 20, 2019
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By: Dena Carrigan
Really enjoyed the recipe. Par boiled the potatoes and Prepped the entire meal in about 15 minutes. I added one tablespoon of spicy Brown mustard. And substituted chicken stock for the white wine.
January 25, 2018
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By: I love Lemons
Great recipe! I made it with chicken apple sausage and it turned out great! I did cook the potatoes before hand like the previous reviews suggested and that made the timing work out perfectly.
May 11, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty, Filling, Easy I made this the other night. I had to use red potatoes and turkey sausage as that's all my grocer had. I also used cheap white cooking wine. Despite this, the dish turned out amazing! The sauerkraut and onions really set it off. All around a wonferful, flavor and easy to make dish. I ate it for leftovers three nights straight, and it seemed to get better each time. I will be making again!! Pros: Easy to cook, extremely tasty Cons: None
March 22, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Costly to prepare, unattractive and not tasty Was looking for a healthy way to use sauerkraut. This dish was time-consuming, required expensive ingredients (I won't use cheap sausage or wine), messy, and after all was said and done - tasteless. Except for the bits of sausage that would have been tasty anyway, this was a visually unattractive dish with little to no flavor. Pros: uses sauerkraut Cons: costly, time consuming, messy, tasteless
January 21, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
The food is fine but the advertisements mixed in with the list of ingredients is very distracting.
April 12, 2013
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By: Sandy Hafenbrack
Love it! My fiance loved this dish. He requests it! I took the other's advice and precooked the potatoes and they turned out fine. I recommend using the Sweet Apple Sausage. I never had that before and I love it. Pros: Delicious and easy
February 24, 2012
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By: eckert82
Simple and quick precook potatos in oven for half hour n 425. i like my potatos soft and they came out almost raw with this recipe, also i dont keep wine in the house so i used 2tbs apple cider vinegar and the rest water to replace it, came out very good, will always use apple cider vinigar when making again. Pros: easy, very good Cons: potatos need longer to cook
October 31, 2011
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By: Granny48
Really Filling This turned out really delicious. It is a good use for sauerkraut. I, also, found that it took much longer to cook the potatoes, and I used Yukon Gold. Will definitely make this again.
September 10, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty Very tasty. A lot like comfort food for those of us who grew up eating 'kraut on holidays. The only thing that I will do differently next time is perhaps precook the potatoes a bit in the microwave to cut down on cooking time. Pros: Comfort food, great tasting Cons: Potatoes took a long time to cook
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