Choucroute Garni

The slow cooker is the perfect appliance for this French recipe that traditionally is cooked over low heat. Pork chops and kielbasa mingle with potatoes, apples, and sauerkraut for a savory compilation of flavors that occurs only after hours of cooking.

Choucroute Garni
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours plus 30 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 large potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds total), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 large boneless pork chops (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • 1/2 pound light kielbasa, sliced
  • 2 tart apples, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) sauerkraut, undrained
  • 1/2 cup slightly sweet white wine, such as Riesling
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen green peas, thawed

Make It

1. In a small bowl, mix together the Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper.

2. Coat a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Layer potatoes, pork chops, kielbasa, apples and sauerkraut, seasoning each layer with a small amount of the seasoning mix. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning mix over the sauerkraut and pour the wine over the top.

3. Cook 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Stir in thawed peas, cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes.

4. Remove pork chops and cut each into thick slices against the grain. Stir back into the mixture and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 287, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 69, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 35, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 27, sodium (mg): 1086, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.