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Recipes Using Kielbasa or Polish Sausage

Grilled kielbasa and potatoes.

Kielbasa is a popular ingredient in many recipes. It is often used in recipes based on dishes from Eastern Europe, but is adaptable to many cuisines. This page contains recipes using kielbasa or Polish sausage.



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Recipe: Kielbasa and Fried Potatoes

This recipe combines kielbasa, potatoes, and onions, and it's so good. Its been a family favorite for over 20 years. I really like it, because not only is it tasty, it's cheap.


  • kielbasa (you can use lite, turkey, or chicken kielbasa if you like)
  • 4 large Idaho potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • enough oil for frying potatoes (1/4 to 1/3 cup is usually enough)
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard (again use your favorite, I use regular table mustard)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


Wash and cut up potatoes. I cut them up really small (like 1/2 inch cubes), they cook faster this way. Fry the potatoes by putting them into a pot with oil, putting it on medium high, and adding a lid. This softens them without browning. When they get soft, remove the lid and crank up the heat. Stir occasionally until they are golden brown.

Cut up kielbasa. I slice the meat through the middle and then in half again so it's roughly the same size chunks as the potatoes. Dump the meat, onions, mustard, and brown sugar into non stick skillet. Put it on medium heat until the brown sugar is melted and bubbly, then turn up heat and cook till browned.

Drain oil off of potatoes and combine meat and potatoes.

I serve this with beans and cornbread, and it feeds four people for less than 5 dollars.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

By christi from Columbia, TN

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Recipe: Kielbasa and Cabbage


  • 6 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 head cabbage, cut in pieces and separated
  • 1 pkg. baby carrots
  • 1 pkg. kielbasa, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • butter, to taste


In a large pot, place the cubed potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and add enough water until everything in the pot is covered. Cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes. Add the kielbasa and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and butter to taste.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Polish Sausage Dinner

Cut up Polish kielbasa with frozen vegetables


  • 1 Pack Hilshire Farms Polish Sausage
  • 1 bag frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • 1/4 cup Kikkoman's Teriyaki Baste and Glaze


Saute Polish sausage in skillet. When heated or browned, add frozen vegetables and stir until softened. Add about 1/4 cup of the Teriyaki Baste and Glaze, more or less to taste. Stir well and serve over rice or as is. Everyone will love this and beg for more! This cooks fast so be watchful!

By Linda from Eustis, FL

Editor's Note: Some of the ThriftyFun crew tried this recipe. It was wonderful, even passing the taste test of a 4 and 6 year old! We made a few slight modifications of the recipe on our 2nd attempt.

We used 1/2 a Hillshire Farms Turkey Kielbasa and sauted onions along with the sausage. We also added 2 Tbs. of water as it was cooking to provide a little more liquid when it was served over rice. The pictures provided are from when we made this dish!

A dinner of kielbasa and vegetables

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Recipe: Spicy Sweet Kielbasa


  • 1 can mashed cranberry sauce
  • 9 oz. cocktail sauce
  • 9 oz. (plain) BBQ sauce
  • 2 lbs. sliced kielbasa


Combine the 3 sauces together into a crock pot. Add kielbasa and mix. Cook on high for 90 minutes.

By LRP from LWL, MA

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Recipe: $10 Dinners: Grandma Sue's Famous Sausage Stew

This is an easy weeknight meal that my whole family likes. It is inspired by a recipe of my mother's.

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Here are questions related to Recipes Using Kielbasa or Polish Sausage.

Question: Kielbasa Recipes

My parents and I really enjoy kielbasa. We have very limited ways of preparing it. Normally we fry or grill them and eat them on hotdog buns or bagels. We would really appreciate any casserole dishes or other ways to prepare this meat. We looked in a couple cook books with no success what so ever.

Thank you.

By Suntydt from Tazewell, TN

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By Elaine 173 890 03/27/2012

This is one of my favorites from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook.

Kielbasa and Cabbage

1/3 cup chopped onion (one small)
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 small head green or red cabbage, cut into 12 wedges
3/4 cup apple juice
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
12 ounces fully cooked kielbasa, cut into 8 pieces
2 medium cooking apples, cored and sliced.

In 12 in skillet cook onion in hot margarine or butter till tender. Add cabbage wedges. Stir together apple juice, brown sugar, and vinegar. Pour over cabbage in skillet. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

Add kielbasa and apples. Return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer covered, for 10 minutes or till sausage is hot and apple is crisp tender. Serve with slotted spoon. Makes 4 servings.

Note: I have used apple cider instead of apple juice and I have used smoked kielbasa also.

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Question: Ranch Style Beans With Kielbasa

I am looking for a bean recipe. If I were to name this recipe, I would call it ranch style beans, but not like the canned ranch style beans. These are slow cooked and have some sort of kielbasa sausage in them. (No other chunks that I could tell... haha) Wonderful flavor. I don't like most of the canned baked bean and related beans but we had these at a catored event recently and they were marvelous! Does anyone have anything similar?

Trisha from Albuquerque, NM

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By Rosemary 2 24 10/02/2006

are you talking about red beans and rice? or bacarro beans(which are Mexican beans with bacon or can have smoked sausage in it)

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Question: Kielbasa with Cola

I've been trying to find a recipe for kielbasa made with Coca Cola.

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By sUSAN (Guest Post) 12/31/2005

I was told...

1 package kielbassa
1 small package of brown sugar
1 can of coke

Simmer in crockpot.

Im actually also trying to look for a precise
recipe. This guessing is driving me crazy. lol

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Question: Recipes Using Kielbasa Sausage

My son gave me some kielbasa, the Polish sausage. I would like some recipes for its use, but not too heavy. Does one boil it, saute it, broil it? Help!

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By Rachelle 20 77 03/30/2011

I saute in skillet using water instead of oil ( to reduce the fat) for 2 minutes then drain on paper towels. I then use hash brown potatoes and add a side of vegetables and make it a meal.

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