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Recipes from Bubbie's Kitchen

Czech Sauerkraut Soup

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Prep time: 15 mins |Cook time: 45 mins |Total time: 60 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 kielbasa (7 ounces), diced
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups drained Bubbies Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 3 medium potatoes, diced
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish (optional)


    1. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa and cook 3 minutes or until fat starts to render, stirring frequently.
    2. Stir in onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened; stirring occasionally.
    3. Stir in naturally fermented sauerkraut and paprika. Cook 2 minutes or until sauerkraut is softened, stirring constantly.
    4. Stir in potatoes and broth. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
    5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with sour cream and chives, if desired.