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Smoked Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Skillet

Healthy Fact of the Day

Kielbasa, when enjoyed in moderation and paired with sauerkraut, can provide protein and probiotics from the fermented cabbage. This flavorful skillet dish is a hearty choice.


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa, sliced into rounds
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14 oz) sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Mashed potatoes or crusty bread for serving (optional)





  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced kielbasa and sauté for about 4-5 minutes, or until it starts to brown.
  3. Add the thinly sliced onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté for an additional 3-4 minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. Stir in the sauerkraut and caraway seeds (if using) to the skillet. Mix well.
  5. Season the skillet with salt and black pepper to taste. Be mindful of the salt, as sauerkraut can be salty.
  6. Cover the skillet and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauerkraut is heated through.
  7. Garnish your Smoked Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Skillet with fresh parsley if desired.
  8. Serve the skillet dish hot, with mashed potatoes or crusty bread for a satisfying meal.


This Smoked Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Skillet is a hearty and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a quick and delicious dinner. Enjoy the combination of smoky kielbasa and tangy sauerkraut!

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