Take eight or ten medium-sized potatoes, peel and quarter them. Boil in salted water until done and mash as you would normally mash potatoes--i.e., with butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Mix the mashed potatoes with about 1/3 cup or so of Thousand Island dressing and a large pinch of rinsed-and-drained sauerkraut. Spread half of it in the bottom of a lightly oiled 9x13 pan.
Cover the potatoes evenly with sliced kielbasa and cover the kielbasa further with a scattering of sauerkraut. Top the sauerkraut with a good layer of sliced white cheese (preferably mild Swiss, but Monterey Jack or Muenster will do as well).
Spread the remaining potato mixture over the cheese layer and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly.
Serve with fruit or a light vegetable.
Makes 4-6 servings, depending upon how Teutonic the appetites of those present are.