Are you looking for a simple recipe for dinner tonight? This Instant Pot Polish Kielbasa, German Sauerkraut, and potatoes recipe is what you need.
New to using an Instant Pot no worries! This is an easy recipe for beginners and is perfect for family dinners. Not only is this recipe fast but it also has few ingredients.
Dinner In An Instant Pot
My Instant Pot has become my go-to cooking method for quite some time now. I can’t express how much I love my IP.
I love creating recipes that even my kids can make in the Instant Pot. My youngest daughter loves to make hard-boiled eggs in ours.
One of my favorite recipes is Creamy Chicken Chili. I’m trying to get better at weekly meal prepping, this recipe is a great one to meal prep for.
Having all the chicken cut up ahead of time makes this a great dump and go recipe.
My new favorite has been this Kielbasa and Sauerkraut recipe. I feel it is a great recipe for those that are new to cooking in an Instant Pot.
Plus it is great for those busy school nights when you are short on time.
What Is Needed To Make Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
Here is what you will need for this meal.
- 2 Packages of Polish Kielbasa
- 1 16 Ounce Jar of Sauerkraut
- 3 Pounds of Potatoes
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Oregano Flakes
- Parsley Flakes
Putting It All Together
Depending on the recipe, the first thing I will do when I’m cooking in the Instant Pot is to add the cooking liquid.
So that was my first step, I had a homemade chicken bone broth that I used but you can use store-bought chicken broth.
Next, the potatoes will need to be washed and cut into chunks. I used red potatoes and left the skins on.
The potato choice is yours as well as if you want the skin on. Once the potatoes are chunked up add to the inner pot.
Drain as much of the juice from the jar of sauerkraut as you like. I find that my family doesn’t like sauerkraut to bitter so I drain most of the juice out. Then dump the sauerkraut on top of the potatoes in the inner pot.
Now is the time to add the seasonings and give a good stir.
Grab that cutting board to cut up the onion and sausage. I added a whole medium-sized onion that I diced up fairly small.
The sausage I just cut into chunks. Add both of these to the inner pot and place the lid on your Instant Pot. Make sure that the release valve is set to sealing.
Pressing the pressure cooker button on my Instant Pot I then adjusted the time to 12 minutes. Making sure it was on High-Pressure cook.
When the timer is finished I do a quick release of the steam valve. Please be careful of the steam.
Serve and Enjoy!
Tips For Using An Instant Pot
I’m in a lot of Instant Pot groups on Facebook and I see people say how they forget to put their inner pot in before they add liquid.
I feel so bad for these people and think yup I can see myself doing that also.
So here are a couple of tips I have to help make sure I don’t forget my inner pot.
The first is I always use my Instant Pot on my kitchen island. So if my inner pot happens to be in the dishwasher when I unload it and I plan on using my IP I set it on the island.
I like using it on my kitchen island then I don’t have to worry about the steam going all over my cupboards. I do make sure that the release valve is pointing away from my pendant lights that are over my island.
But if I don’t plan on using my IP for the night I make sure when I’m unloading the dishwasher that I place the inner pot back into the Instant Pot.
You might want to check out my post on how we organized a closet in our mudroom this is where I store my IP. I had my husband put in a shelf that fits my Instant Pot perfectly.
Sharing One Creative Recipe At A Time~ Jen
Other My Creative Manner Instant Pot recipes you may enjoy are.
- How to set up an Instant Pot Duo Nova
- How to do a water test in an Instant Pot
- Egg Bites
- Pork Ribs
- Chicken and Dumplings
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Instant Pot Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Recipe
Quick and easy Instant pot recipe for beginners that uses kielbasa, sauerkraut, and potatoes. Great family dinner idea for busy weeknights.
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 3 Pounds Potatoes
- 1 16 Ounce Jar Sauerkraut
- 1 Small Onion Finely Diced
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Oregano Flakes
- 1 Teaspoon Parsley
- 1 Small Onion Diced or sliced
- 2 14 Ounce Packages Polish Kielbasa I used Eckrich Brand
Add the chicken broth into the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
Clean and chunk potatoes. (remove skin if you like) add to the inner pot.
Drain as much or as little juice from the sauerkraut that you would like. Add the sauerkraut on top of the potatoes.
Sprinkle the seasonings (pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and parsley flakes) on top of sauerkraut. Stir these ingredients together.
Dice or slice the onion however you like and then add on top of the sauerkraut.
Cut the kielbasa into desired chunks and place into the inner pot.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the release valve is closed.
Press the Pressure Cooker Button set manually on high for 12 minutes.
Once the timer goes off turn the release valve to venting.
Once all steam is released, Enjoy.