Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Kielbasa


This is the traditional New Year's Day meal I learned from my husband, whose family originated in central Pennsylvania. It's wonderful, especially served with mashed potatoes and applesauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (2 pound) boneless pork loin roast

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 pounds sauerkraut

  • 1 pound kielbasa, cut into 3-inch pieces


  1. Preheat the oven broiler. Place the roast in a roasting pan, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with thyme leaves, and season with salt and pepper. Place under the broiler for 10 minutes, until lightly browned in several places.

  2. Place 2 pounds sauerkraut in a slow cooker. Arrange kielbasa pieces around the edges of the slow cooker pot, and place the roast in the center. Cover with remaining sauerkraut.

  3. Cover slow cooker, and cook roast 6 hours on High.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 1358mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 487mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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