If you’re looking for frugal and family-friendly dinners, the search is over. Kielbasa is the clear wiener!
These easy kielbasa recipes are sure to keep your wallet and stomach full.
Kielbasa is an inexpensive meat to keep in the freezer. And it makes for quick and easy dinners all year round.
This Polish sausage is packaged pre-cooked, cutting down on kitchen time. You can buy kielbasa in a variety of flavors at local supermarkets or meat markets.
From sheet pan dinners to hearty soups, kielbasa is a flexible meat for a variety of dishes.
Check out this list of 30 recipes with kielbasa to find your next dinner!
It’s the perfect dinner for a meat and potatoes family! Talk about simple, this meal has just two main ingredients!
They’re crispy bites of red potatoes and kielbasa coins in every bite.
Toss your potatoes in olive oil, herbs, garlic, and salt, and then pop them in the oven.
For easy cleanup, line your sheet pan with foil before baking. Easy prep, easy cleanup, and easy to enjoy!
We call this soup “gold rush soup” in my kitchen. It earned this name after digging through cheesy broth for bites of gold.
Of course there isn’t any gold, but meat and potatoes in cheese soup may as well be. Soups like this warm the soul, and never leave you feeling empty.
This hearty, creamy soup is a hit every time. You will feel the joy of a gold rush in every bite!
Stamppot is a traditional Dutch dish that translates to “mash pot” in English. Can you guess what the stars of this dish are?
If you guessed kielbasa and mashed potatoes, you’re right! These mashed potatoes have sauteed garlic and kale mixed in, too.
This is a simple, rustic, and hearty comfort food that you will love. You’ll only wish you found it sooner!
4. Shrimp Boil
The Bayou has made some of the best dinners out of simple ingredients. Afterall, how does it get any easier than toss in a pot and enjoy?
Okay, maybe a tiny bit more work than that, but really the boil is about the broth. Grab your Old Bay, onions, and garlic and you’re ready.
Boil your potatoes first to soften. Then add kielbasa, sweet corn, and shrimp until fully cooked. Just don’t forget to slather in butter before digging in!
I’ll admit, the tropics aren’t the first place I think of when talking about kielbasa. But these kabobs have me thinking that maybe they should be!
Kabobs are so easy to serve, and can be customized for any guest. These feature pineapple, bell peppers, and onions. Oh, and kielbasa of course!
Mix barbeque sauce and pineapple juice to coat your kabobs before grilling. I’ts sticky, sweet, and so scrumptious.
Does it get any more rustic than cabbage and kielbasa? This comfort food reminds me of childhood, though I think I enjoy it more now.
Onions, cabbage, and kielbasa are all tossed into a large skillet. Add in vinegar, brown sugar, and broth and cook.
I like a little crunch left in my cabbage, but you can cook until soft if desired. The remaining broth makes an excellent starter for soups later on, too!
Okay, I know jambalaya takes hours of simmering in the biggest pot you own. But this recipe is changing the jambalaya game.
Using cauliflower rice makes this low-carb, and so easy to throw together. If you can dump frozen veggies, shrimp, and kielbasa on a sheet pan, you’ve got it.
Drizzle with butter and season to your preferred level of spice. Thirty minutes and no pot washing. Sounds like a win to me!
I’m currently obsessed with mustard cream sauce. So, excuse me if I drool over this pasta dish.
We all know mustard is great on sausage, so why not turn it into sauce? The sauce is made with caramelized onions, white wine, thyme, butter, cream, and mustard.
Toss your pasta with the sauce and add on kielbasa. One more easy comforting dinner to add to your repertoire!
Every barbeque deserves a big pot of baked beans. Especially if they have big chunks of kielbasa and a little kick of tabasco.
There are several household ingredients to these baked beans. Beans, bacon, and kielbasa make up the bulk of the recipe.
The sauce combines a variety of sweet, savory, and acidic components. Serve as a side or simply dig in. There’s no going wrong with these baked beans.
Some people like chicken noodle soup when they’re sick. But I prefer this brothy kielbasa soup when I’m under the weather.
Chunks of cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and kielbasa add flavor and texture. This soup is soul warming and may just be the cure.
If you have a jar of bone broth, it will make this soup even better! You can easily make your own, then add in your ingredients.
I’m not sure when sheet pan dinners were invented, but thank goodness they’re here today.
This sheet pan dish is cheap, easy, and delicious. There’s so much to be thankful for!
This is a simple combination of potatoes, onions, green beans, and kielbasa. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle your favorite seasoning, bake, and enjoy!
12. Sausage Stew
No need to stew over a pot all day with easy recipes like this. Thank goodness for frozen veggies and canned beans.
Sausage stew is simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight. But it’s tasty enough to serve for a big family dinner.
The beef broth is flavored with tomato and Worcestershire. Kielbasa and canned beans make a hearty sausage stew to love.
Foil packets are great for camping season or easy dinners on the grill.
No need to heat the house using the oven. These foil packets are low prep, no mess, and perfect for nights on the patio.
Make a foil packet and fill with kielbasa, potatoes, onions, peppers, and green beans. Drizzle with oil and season with Cajun seasoning for an extra kick.
Look out little smokies, competition is in town. These glazed kielbasa bites are the perfect party starter and toothpick-friendly.
Kielbasa coins are cooked in a can of coca cola and brown sugar. The resulting snack is smokey, sweet, and scrumptious.
Who says vegetable soups are for winter? This sausage and vegetable soup is an all-season soup you’ll love.
Kielbasa adds a smokey, rustic flavor to the soup broth. Of course, don’t forget the veggies! I like to add carrots, onions, celery, peppers, zucchini, and leafy greens.
You can add beans for a heartier soup, or enjoy as is. Either way, this soup is slurp worthy to the last drop.
Casseroles are always hit or miss for me. This “country comfort” casserole is always a hit because of how easy and tasty it is.
Most of your pan will be loaded with creamy, cheesy hash browns. I like to double the amount of kielbasa for a bit of sausage in every bite.
You can serve this casserole any time of day. If you have extra time, a fried egg is delicious on top!
Pasta is the ultimate comfort food. And when we need comfort food we don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
The kielbasa and penne pasta is covered in a homemade cream sauce. You can use store bought alfredo in a pinch, but the cream sauce has lighter flavors.
The dish is ready when the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
Easy food is better when shared with friends. Kielbasa cheesesteaks are exactly the kind of food to share with good company.
In one pan, saute onions, peppers, mushrooms, and kielbasa. Load these goodies into a hoagie bun and add provolone and mustard before serving.
For extra flavor, consider serving with sauerkraut and pepper relish.
Ditch the chili dogs, kielbasa queso dogs are even better!
Making your own queso is the most time consuming component of this recipe. Once it’s ready, load your buns with warm kielbasa and slather on the queso.
Kielbasa hash is a throw-together, find-what’s-in-your-fridge, and enjoy kind of meal.
This recipe has onions, peppers, hash browns, and kielbasa on the ingredient list. You can add other veggies if desired, or top with a fried egg. There’s really no wrong way to enjoy this hash!
We all love sausage and potatoes, but it’s time to give rice a chance.
This recipe is highly reminiscent of jambalaya, but made in one skillet in a fraction of the time. The sausage and rice are well seasoned with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices.
Hearty, full of flavor, and easy to get to the table. Looks like rice earned that chance after all!
Sometimes sausage and potatoes just aren’t enough. For those days, I turn to sauerkraut to fill the missing link.
Sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut, apples, and cauliflower are well seasoned before baking. Toss these ingredients on a sheet pan and you’re nearly done.
This recipe is excellent with a whole grain mustard for a bit of extra kick and flavor.
Big breakfasts could be a love language of their own, and this skillet is full of love. Or meat and potatoes, but same thing, right?
Kielbasa and over easy eggs are all the better on a bed of potatoes and peppers. This dish can easily be made for a crowd, or for breakfast for one.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, top with a mustard hollandaise to bring all the flavors together.
You know anything wrapped in bacon is going to be good.
Simply wrap kielbasa in bacon and dress with barbeque sauce before grilling. Smoky flavor, savory bacon and sausage, and tangy BBQ sauce. Yes, please!
These are a great appetizer for parties, or a main course with coleslaw and grilled corn.
This soup is one of those recipes you’ll come back to time and time again. Hearty, satisfying, ready in a pinch.
Canned beans, kielbasa, and veggies are the heart of this soup. It is thick and creamy with a roux and extra milk.
Rustic flavors, hearty texture, and filling to the core. It doesn’t get any better than comforting soup to warm you to the core!
Taco Tuesday could honestly be all week long. There are so many ways to make tacos, of course kielbasa can be used!
It doesn’t get much easier than grilling some peppers, onions, and kielbasa. Top with your favorite taco fixings and enjoy!
These tacos are delicious with cabbage and jalapeno salsa.
If you have a hankering for classic German flavor, look no further.
Picture this. Sauerkraut, mustard, caramelized onions, and kielbasa all piled on a pretzel bun. All you need is a pint of beer and you have yourself Oktoberfest!
The key to the best sauerkraut is simmering with apples in apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. Warm, savory, and perfect to bring German cuisine right into your kitchen!
Fried rice is so easy, especially if you have leftover rice in your fridge. Ditch the takeout and make your own fried rice. Trust me, it’s better!
This Thai curry rice is flavorful and comes together in just 20 minutes.
A bag of frozen mixed veggies, rice, kielbasa, and red curry paste is all you’ll need for this recipe. Keeping it simple allows for a perfect balance of flavor.
I live for one pot dinners like these. Less mess, less stress, more YES!
This recipe is frugal, and easy to make in a pinch. Pasta dressed in oil and parmesan and tossed with veggies and kielbasa.
This recipe calls for spinach and broccoli, but could easily be adapted for any greens you have on hand.
I’ll admit, I may have scrunched my face at lentil stew as a kid. Now that I’m older, I can’t wait for a big bowl of this simple stew.
This is a great recipe to throw together on a busy fall night. In thirty minutes you’ll have a big pot of hearty, healthy stew to dig into.
Start with a mirepoix, add tomatoes, broth, lentils, and seasoning. Once the lentils are nearly cooked, add in your kielbasa and enjoy!
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