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Kielbasa Sauerkraut Sliders loaded with smoked Polish sausage, sauerkraut and melted provolone cheese are perfect for an easy dinner or game day snack.

kielbasa sauerkraut sliders in basked with chips

If you’re looking for a cheap, quick-fix dinner recipe, you’ll love these simple kielbasa sauerkraut sliders. They’re super easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes. They taste good, too!

I grew up eating Polish sausage, and today, it’s still one of my favorite comfort foods. It’s definitely an Eastern European thing, although even the Hubs, who is part Swedish, feels the same way.  Kielbasa is so easy to work with, and it’s also pretty inexpensive, so it’s ideal for those times when you need a budget friendly meal.

If you like kielbasa as much as I do, I have more Polish smoked sausage recipes for you:

kielbasa sauerkraut sliders in skillet

Even though I’ve been eating kielbasa forever, I was never a fan of pairing it with sauerkraut.  Growing up, we almost always had it with fried potatoes — yum! My aunts, on the other hand, boiled the kielbasa with sauerkraut all in one pot. And my cousins absolutely hated it!

Granted, it wasn’t seasoned or anything, which probably makes a huge difference. So when I decided to cook kielbasa and sauerkraut together, I wanted to make it taste good enough for my kids to eat! I have picky eaters, so I know that if they like something, it’s definitely worth sharing!

Everyone loves sliders, so that part was easy. I just cut up the sausage, fried it for a little bit, and then I added the sauerkraut.

kielbasa sauerkraut sliders melted provolone cheese

I’m a big fan of using spices, but I kept the seasoning simple this time. I just added some salt, pepper and a little bit of brown sugar to the sauerkraut.

So, after cooking the kielbasa and sauerkraut, you have a couple of choices here:

  1. Melt provolone cheese over the smoked sausage in the skillet and then make the sliders
  2. Add the sausage and sauerkraut to the buns, top with cheese and bake

I’ve made them both ways, and the only difference is that baking the sliders makes them a little bit crispier and prevents them from getting soggy. So, if you like soft buns, don’t bake them. It’s up to you!

kielbasa sauerkraut sliders in hands

Recipe for Kielbasa Sauerkraut Sliders

5 from 4 votes

Kielbasa Sauerkraut Sliders

By: Dee
Kielbasa Sauerkraut Sliders are made with fried smoked Polish sausage slices, seasoned sauerkraut and lots of melted provolone cheese. Perfect for an easy dinner or game day appetizer!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound smoked Polish sausage, kielbasa, sliced thin
  • 2 cups sauerkraut
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices provolone cheese, cut in half
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  • Add olive oil and kielbasa to a large skillet, and cook over medium heat until kielbasa is browned
  • Move kielbasa to sides of skillet, add sauerkraut to center of pan and season with salt, pepper and brown sugar
  • Cook until sauerkraut is lightly browned, then remove from heat
  • Add kielbasa slices evenly to small slider buns, then top with sauerkraut and provolone cheese
  • Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese melts


Mix 1/4 cup mayo and 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, and spread over inside tops of buns before baking, if desired
Add provolone cheese directly over meat mixture in skillet if you don't want to bake the sliders, then assemble when cheese is melted


Calories: 189kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 804mg, Potassium: 149mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 3.9mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: European American
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I hope you enjoy these easy kielbasa sauerkraut sliders as much as we do!

Happy Munching,

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week.Thanks so much for sharing your post with us and it has been pinned to our Features Board. Have a good week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  2. Miz Helen says:

    What a great idea for a slider, we will love this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  3. Abeer says:

    Wow! That is a great idea for a slider! I love all the ingredients!

  4. Michelle Goth says:

    These look delicious! A great game day food!5 stars

  5. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says:

    Looove the sound of these, YUM!

  6. Susan says:

    These look so good, can’t wait to make these !!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Susan. I hope you like them. 🙂

  7. Sabrina says:

    Sliders are always a hit in our family. These look delicious!

  8. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says:

    I think this would be such a great football game watching food!

  9. Jen says:

    I always grew up eating pork and sauerkraut and even make it for my boys. They love the flavors so I know they’re going to love these!

    1. Dee says:

      That’s awesome! My kids don’t like the combo, but they like these – probably because of the cheese!

  10. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says:

    I love sliders! They make a great meal or appetizer! This one is a new one for me that I need to try!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      These are a little bit different, but they’re really tasty! 🙂