This Crockpot Polish Sausage, Cabbage and Potato Soup is what we would call a Poor Man’s Dinner – but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t delicious!  This is something my Baba would have thrown into a soup pot and cooked up for dinner, because you worked with the foods you had!

Crockpot Polish Sausage, Cabbage and Potato Soup
Crockpot Polish Sausage, Cabbage and Potato Soup close up

Polish Sausage, Cabbage and Potato Soup in the Slow Cooker

There is almost no simpler soup to make than a Polish sausage , cabbage and potato soup and it’s the kind of soup that I grew up on. Soup with onions, cabbage and kielbasa, with some potatoes thrown in is the staple in many a Polish or Ukrainian household. Again, you cooked with what you had on hand, and these were foods that were always available.

What type of sausage should I use?

You can use any type of sausage that you enjoy the taste of. Ham sausage, Farmer’s sausage or kielbasa, all that matters is that it’s a smoked sausage and not a raw sausage! This soup only works with smoked sausage.

Crockpot Polish Sausage, Cabbage and Potato Soup
Crockpot Polish Sausage, Cabbage and Potato Soup in a white bowl

Tips and Tricks for Making Polish Sausage, Cabbage and Potato Soup

  • Do not increase the broth, the cabbage is going to release a lot of liquid  while cooking! This is going to look thick, and like it won’t end up being soup, but trust the cabbage!
  • You can change up the vegetables, leave out the carrots and potatoes if you are looking for a more low-carb soup – trust me, it will still be amazing with only the cabbage and sausage!

If you are looking for more Crockpot/Slow Cooker Soup Recipes, try these:

  1. Slow Cooker Split Pea Hamburger Soup
  2. Crockpot Hamburger Soup
  3. Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup
  4. Crockpot White Sweet Potato Soup

Happy cooking!


Karlynn and Mike

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Crockpot Polish Sausage and Potato Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins

This simple and easy Crockpot Polish Sausage and Potato Soup is sure to be a new family favourite!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 3 cups potatoes cubed and peeled
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds crushed
  • 1 lb Polish sausage cooked, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  1. Place the potatoes, coleslaw mix, onion, caraway seeds and sausage in crock pot. Pour broth over it all and mix.
  2. Cover; cook on low for 10 - 12 hours or high for 5 - 6 hours.
  3. Ladle in bowls.

Karlynn is a best selling cookbook author and professional blogger here and at The Kitchen Magpie. She helped start this website as a place to share her love of Instant Pot and Crockpot recipes.

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