This meal here Kielbasa and sauerkraut in the Instant Pot we served up today, used to be one of my favorites when I was a kid.

Growing up in WNY we had a lot of ethnic foods and various cultures and nationalities in the certain parts of the city. If you wanted good Italian food, you knew were to go, same went for German, Polish, Greek, Indian, etc.. Polish food and traditions were a big thing in Buffalo. They celebrated Dyngus day yearly.  It is very popular in Poland, and in Polish communities across America. After the long Lenten holiday, Dyngus Day is a day of fun. And, perhaps a little romantic fun. It is always celebrated on the Monday after Easter.

How to make Kielbasa and sauerkraut in the Instant Pot

Any-hoot, today I am sharing how to make kielbasa and sauerkraut in the Instant Pot. My husband was off today and he actually found a butcher that carried fresh kielbasa. Our dinner from start to finish was 15 minutes. Here’s the funny part. One of my customers left a review on our beer can chicken rack. She  shared all the fun ways she has been using the rack. I read the review to Mike and he said sausage would be great on the rack. Smack to my forehead, why didn’t we think of that? We of course have made Chicken and ribs, and our veggies and potatoes. But look how nicely link sausage fits on the rack.

Pile a little sauerkraut on top, drizzled with beer and caraway seeds. How bad could that be? There’s nothing bad about it, I tell you! What I love about this rack is the versatility. Not only for the use in Instant Pot, but on the BBQ or oven. Men especially really dig this rack:)

Set on manual High pressure for 15 minutes, with a quick release when beep sets off.  Of course, don’t forget your cup of water on the bottom of the pot. Always a must. There’s really not a recipe to share. Simply wrap the sausage links around the rack and as you can see add the sauerkraut on top. Mustard is a must. If you have a little rye bread on the side it’s even better. Delicious actually.

Oh, and when making sausage in the Instant Pot, don’t forget to poke some holes in it.

It was an absolutely lovely dinner in 15 minutes.

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Kielbasa and sauerkraut in the Instant Pot


How to make Kielbasa and sauerkraut in the Instant Pot

How to make Kielbasa and sauerkraut in the Instant Pot


  • Kielbasa
  • sauerkraut
  • Caraway seeds
  • 1 can Beer


  • First poke a few holes in sausage. Arrange sausage and sauerkraut around rack. Empty half of beer can and place in center of rack. Dump sauerkraut on top of sausage, sprinkle caraway seeds on top.
  • Set on manual High pressure for 15 minutes, with a quick release.

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