Weeknight dinners can be a challenge, especially if you’re short on time. Finding a quick and hearty, warm meal to enjoy isn’t always easy, especially if you’re trying to avoid frozen dinners. This kielbasa recipe, however, is one of our go-to meals when we’re short on time but desperate for a satisfying dinner.
Kielbasa, smoked Polish sausage, is a flavorful and quick way to get some hearty protein into your dinner. Kielbasa is actually a staple food in Polish cuisine and is a very traditional food to find at Polish weddings.
When kielbasa is combined with potatoes, you’ve got a filling, one-pan dinner that you can whip up in no time. If you’re trying to eat clean and lean, you can use a turkey variety of sausage instead of the traditional pork or beef. You could also use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes.
If you’re following this kielbasa recipe, however, you’ll simply need some classic kielbasa sausage, potatoes, onion, a couple of standard pantry spices, and some salt; that’s it!
If you have extra ingredients you want to add in, such as broccoli or carrots, feel free but it’s not necessary. The entire dish takes about 20 minutes to cook. If you cut your potatoes on the smaller side, they’ll cook even faster.
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 16 oz kielbasa sauasage sliced
- 4 potatoes medium sized
- 1 onion chopped
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic minced
- 1/3 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- Place a large skillet over high heat. Once hot, lower the heat to medium and add the sliced kielbasa sausage. Stir often while the sausage cooks.
- In the meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut them into smaller cubes.
- Remove the kielbasa from the pan once browned and temporarily set aside on a plate. Add the potatoes to the pan to fry in the kielbasa grease.
- Once the potatoes have browned, add in the onion, paprika, oregano, and salt. Stir everything together and cook over medium-low heat until the onion and potatoes have softened.
- Once everything has cooked, quickly add the kielbasa back into the pan and cook for another minute just until the sausage has reheated.
Recipe adapted from momfoodie.com