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slow cooker sausage, apples, and sauerkraut

Slow Cooker Sausage, Sauerkraut, and Apples (Whole30)

This Slow Cooker Sausage, Sauerkraut, and Apples recipe is so incredibly easy to make and so flavorful! Throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and walk away, then come back to a delicious dinner. It is Whole30 compliant, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1113kcal
Author Mary Smith



  • 1 package Jones Dairy Farm Little Pork Sausages
  • 3 carrots peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 4-6 medium sized red potatoes cut into fourths
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 3 cups sauerkraut drained
  • 1 apple peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • 1 bay leaf


  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  • Add the sausage*, carrots, potatoes, onion, sauerkraut, apples, and bay leaf to your slow cooker.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together well and pour over top of everything in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8-10 hours. Discard the bay leaf, serve, and enjoy!


*For crispier sausage, you can brown them in a pan according to the package directions prior to adding them to the slow cooker. 


Calories: 1113kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 34g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 3046mg | Potassium: 2161mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 7921IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 7mg