Instant Pot Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potato Recipe

As I started to layer the fresh ingredients into the pressure cooker I can’t help but remember my fears of this process just a short time ago.  The Instant Pot Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potato Recipe featured on today’s share was my first attempt at pressure cooking with my own recipe.

Kielbasa Sauerkraut Recipe on New Years Day

Instant Pot Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potato Recipe

It is a tradition to serve up kielbasa and sauerkraut for many Polish Americans in the Midwest.  In the Toledo area, you can visit Stanley’s Market on the North side.  The Kielbasa I use in today’s recipe is from that market only I purchased it at my local Kroger in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Instant Pot Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potato Recipe

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Kielbasa Sauerkraut Recipe

Instant Pot Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potato Recipe

It is true what they say about doing something often will help build up confidence.  This is how I feel about my experience with the pressure cooker or instant pot.  With that in mind, add what you love to the pot and be sure you have the correct cooking time for the meat to be safely cooked.

Instant Pot Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potato Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

6 servings

Instant Pot Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potato Recipe


  • 1 pound of fresh Kielbasa Pork
  • 1 package (16 oz) sauerkraut drained and rinsed
  • 4 medium potatoes washed and sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 clover of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of whole pepper corn
  • dash of salt


  1. saute onion and garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of pressure cooker set on 'meat / chicken setting.
  2. Once the onions start to turn a little brown on edges move to side or remove from pot.
  3. Keep the instant pot (pressure cooker) hot and brown the sides of the kielbasa.
  4. Once the meat is brown remove from the pot. Add onions back into bottom of pan, sliced potatoes and sauerkraut. sprinkle in the whole peppercorn before placing the browned kielbasa on top.
  5. pour in 1/2 cup of vegetable booth.
  6. Follow pressure cooker directions for cooking pork. My Power Pressure Cooker XL required 15 minutes on chicken/ meat setting.
  7. Serve immediately with fresh soft Bavarian pretzels or other fresh bread.


Pressure Cooker Cooking is amazing!!!!

This is my recipe and Images… inspired by my Power Pressure Cooker XL. Find the link to this product for you to purchase below or on my shop page.

Relish From German For The Kielbasa Sauerkraut Recipe

I had a few packages of the relish I brought back from Germany that I used on the soft pretzel I baked up.  The Bavarian pretzels are from Costco.

RelishLet’s Connect

Are you a fan of pressure cooker Instant cooking?  I’d love to hear about your experience and some of your favorite recipes.  Did you try my recipe featured today?  I would love to hear from you and what you thought of it so comment on my website.


Happy Instant Cooking,



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