This cheesy chicken and cabbage casserole is creamy and briny with plenty of savory flavors thanks to sauerkraut and kielbasa. Gruyère (or Swiss) cheese adds a nutty flavor to the dish, while rye breadcrumbs on top give it a hint of caraway and a nice crunch., August 2022


Credit: Diana Chistruga

Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position racks in center and top third of oven; preheat to 400°F. Coat a broiler-safe 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add kielbasa and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the kielbasa to one half of a paper-towel-lined plate (do not wipe out the pot).

  • Add chicken to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned but not completely cooked, about 4 minutes. With the slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to the other half of the plate with the kielbasa, reserving the drippings in the pot.

  • Add cabbage and onion to the drippings in the pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in sauerkraut, mustard, pepper and salt. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring constantly, until well incorporated, about 1 minute. Add milk and cook, stirring constantly and scraping to release any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, until simmering and thickened, about 4 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Stir in the chicken. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the kielbasa, breadcrumbs and the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake on the center rack until bubbling and the chicken is completely cooked through, about 20 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and move the casserole to the top rack. Broil until browned on top, about 1 minute. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
325 calories; protein 26g; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 7g; fat 18g; saturated fat 8g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 99mg; vitamin a iu 460IU; vitamin b3 niacin 4mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 29mg; vitamin d iu 36IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 53mg; vitamin k 56mg; sodium 686mg; calcium 392mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 45mg; phosphorus 366mg; potassium 455mg; zinc 3mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 8mg; selenium 23mcg.