Emeril Lagasse's sauerkraut soup with sausage has been one of my favorites for years. While it is not hard to make on the stovetop, it does take an hour and a half. This is my adaptation for the Instant Pot®. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.

Soup Loving Nicole


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add sausage and cook until caramelized and fat is rendered, about 4 minutes. Add onion, celery, garlic, thyme leaves, and pepper. Cook for 3 more minutes. Cancel Saute mode.

  • Add sauerkraut, potatoes, chicken broth, and hard cider to the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select High pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; 19.1 g total fat; 44 mg cholesterol; 2742 mg sodium. 28.9 g carbohydrates; 17.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I love it. I added one more potato, sauteed vegetarian bacon (I am vegetarian). After all done I pressed the saute button again and added smoked vegetarian hot dogs. Very yummy. I love Sauerkraut, but never made it like this. Very interesting flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! Great for February, and March.... Amazing flavor, I added a few extra potatoes. Super easy to prepare Read More
Rating: 5 stars
nobleredmond if you see this, yes the hard cider I'm referring to is the kind with alcohol such as Angry Orchard. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I am a HUGE fan of sauerkraut, and can't wait to make this. However, I'm wondering what "hard cider" to use. Is this referring to the alcoholic cider, such as Angry Orchard etc. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
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