Kielbasa and Sauerkraut is a quick and classic meal. If you've ever wondered what to serve with kielbasa and sauerkraut, you've come to the right place. We've gathered up 18 of the best side dishes for what to serve with Kielbasa and Sauerkraut so you can have a quick, delicious and affordable meal to your family!
When I'm craving comfort food that can be done quickly, I always go for Kielbasa and Sauerkraut. Meaty smoked sausage paired with tangy kraut is warm, hearty and delicious. Best of all, this kielbasa and sauerkraut recipe only takes about 20 minutes to prepare so it's ideal for busy nights and all ingredients are readily available at your grocery store.
While it's one of my favorite recipes, it definitely needs a side or two to make it a complete meal. Of course you could easily serve it with some Italian or rye bread but I always like to serve a potato dish and a salad or vegetable to really round out the meal. Over the years, I've rotated through this list of potatoes, veggies and salads and my family is always satisfied. Keep this list handy and you'll never wonder what to serve with kielbasa and sauerkraut again. All these side dishes are also perfect if making oven baked brats too which is another type of sausage.
Potato Side Dishes
Potatoes are earthy and flavorful and pair beautifully with smoked sausage. The mild, creamy flavor of potatoes is a good match for the salty and sour flavors of Kielbasa and Sauerkraut. These potato recipes are always a winner and make the best sides. You could serve French fries too but I love the following potato side dishes to make a full meal.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes have a creamy texture, a buttery flavor and are made with just 4 ingredients.These potatoes are ready in just 20 minutes so they are the perfect, quick side dish to kielbasa sausage.
Air Fryer Red Potatoes are creamy on the inside and have delicious crispy perfectly seasoned skin that will satisfy your tastebuds. Made with just a few ingredients, this simple side dish is ready in just 30 minutes.
Air fryer baked potatoes are so light and fluffy on the inside and cook in under an hour. The seasoned sour cream topping is cool and creamy and adds a delicious flavor to these potatoes. You could also make air fryer baked sweet potatoes if you prefer.
Vegetable Side Dishes for Kielbasa & Sauerkraut
Adding fresh veggies is a great idea for what to serve with kielbasa and sauerkraut and a great way to round out the meal and give it some goodness. You can roast or steam your favorite vegetables or try one of these tasty vegetable side dishes.
Nutty and flavorful Air Fried Cauliflower is a simple, low-carb, diet-friendly side dish. In under 20 minutes, crispy cauliflower florets are seasoned and roasted to perfection. This flavorful side dish is perfect for serving with this smoky Kielbasa recipe.
The air fryer magically transforms frozen green beans into a flavorful side dish in under 15 minutes. Go straight from the freezer to the air fryer and then enjoy a tasty and healthy side dish with kielbasa, Polish sausage or any meal. This easy recipe is a great addition to your dinner and is simply seasoned with olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper.
Pickles are a flavorful compliment to this Kielbasa and Sauerkraut dinner and these sweet and spicy refrigerator pickles are so simple to make. The flavorful recipe is ready in 20 minutes and is a great way to use up leftover cucumbers. It is also the perfect accompaniment to kielbasa and kraut sandwiches with spicy mustard.
Grab your favorite veggies from the fridge and roast them on a sheet pan until they are nutty, caramelized and full of flavor. This simple dish can be made with any vegetables and is customizable side dish that will complement any meal. My family loves root vegetables like carrots but I also mix in some bell peppers, mushrooms and sliced onion.
This easy Mexican street corn recipe is creamy, cheesy and topped with delicious Mexican spices. Elote may not be the first side you consider serving with Kielbasa and Saurekraut but we are confident you will love it. This is a good side dish with unique flavors.
Salads are light and fresh and can often be made ahead or thrown together quickly. They are ideal for serving with a quick meal and add an element of freshness without a lot of extra time spent cooking.
This simple side dish brings together fresh tomatoes with mozzarella cheese, basil and a sweet balsamic glaze. It's flavorful, seasonal and easy to put together in just a few moments.
This Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese, Grapes and Almonds is the perfect blend of sweet and nutty. This delicious side dish is refreshing and light but full of flavor.
This heirloom tomato chickpea salad recipe is my idea of a perfect side dish. This tomato salad is loaded with plenty of protein and fiber. It's healthy, tastes great and looks gorgeous on the plate. The leftovers are stored in an airtight container and are a good meal prep lunch.
This avocado tomato arugula salad recipe is a light and refreshing green salad plus so easy to put together. When you're looking to make a healthy meal, this salad will get the job done!
More Side Dishes
13. Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto
14. Instant Pot Long Grain White Rice
15. Stovetop Mac and Cheese
16. Sweet Dinner Rolls from Grumpy's Honey Bunch
17. Air Fryer Biscuits from Swirls of Flavor
18. Sauteed Cinnamon Apples from A Farmgirls Dabbles
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