Kielbasi & Sauerkraut Bake

  • 16 oz. can of sauerkraut ;
  • 1 – 1.5 pounds Kielbasi, cut once lengthwise, then sliced in .5“ chunks
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • Mashed potatoes – prepared for 8 to 10 servings
  • Large bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika
  1. Drain sauerkraut, place in a pot with 2 cans of water and the bay leaf, bring to boil and cook 15 – 20 min. stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large frying pan cook the kielbasi till lightly browned, remove from pan into a large ( 8 or more qt. ) bowl or pan, leaving the kielbasi fat in the frying pan.
  4. Add the sauerkraut to the kielbasi and mix well.
  5. Sauté onion in the fat from kielbasi till onion is limp and transparent.
  6. Add to the kielbasi mixture and mix again.
  7. Add the mashed potatoes, some salt and pepper, and mix to blend everything well.
  8. Place the mixture into lightly greased Pyrex or Corning dish ( I use the spray oils for greasing the dishes ) , spread it smoothly on top, sprinkle with paprika.
  9. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 – 40 min.
  10. Great served with buttermilk.
Ursula Gabryjelski

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