Quick Dinner with Kielbasa and Vegetables

One Skillet Dinner

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Polish Kielbasas

Kielbasa is actually a Polish sausage, and it is very popular. It is always on the Polish dinner table on most any given day or on Christmas. The large variety of Kielbasa recipes include; eating the sausage on a sandwich, in soup or sauce, with vegetables, or eggs or cooked over an open fire. The sausage can be eaten heated or cold.

There are two main types of kielbasas in Poland: normal or dry. The advantage to dry kielbasa is that it keeps longer, but it is always eaten cold. In Poland, kielbasa is often used as a flavoring in several dishes and soup. The kielbasa is typically smoked. While most of the Polish kielbasa is made with pork, it is also made from beef, turkey, veal and lamb. Of course the sausage always includes spices and garlic. Various regions of Poland each have their own way of making kielbasa.

Skillet Kiebasa Meal

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4 Servings

Kielbasa Dinner Cooking

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Ingredients

  • 5 large white potatoes, Cut into bit size chunks
  • 1 lb. Kielbasa, Sliced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • To taste salt
  • To Taste pepper

Instructions

  1. Put canola oil into large skillet and turn heat on medium.
  2. Put sliced kielbasa, potatoes and spices into large frying pan. Fry kielbasa and potatoes until slightly browned. You can add 1/2 cup of sliced carrots if preferred, putting them into the frying pan with the kielbasa and potatoes.
  3. Add onions and green peppers, and continue frying until onions and peppers are cooked, but not overcooked.
  4. Serve while hot.

Ready to Eat

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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 of cooked meal, approx. 1 1/2 cup
Calories 575
Calories from Fat216
% Daily Value *
Fat 24 g37%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 85 g28%
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 25 g50%
Cholesterol 38 mg13%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

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Kielbasa with Cabage

One of the most common way to cook kielbasa is with cabbage. It can also be done in a one skillet meal, which is quick and easy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of kielbasa sausage, chop in bite size pieces
  • 1 head of green cabbage, cut into 1" thick pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Light sprinkling of red pepper

Directions:

  • In large frying pan, cook Kielbasa on medium to high heat, until brown
  • Don’t drain grease to prevent vegetables from sticking.
  • Add chopped cabbage
  • Add chopped onions
  • Add apple cider vinegar
  • Season with salt, pepper and red pepper
  • Cook until cabbages is done and serve hot.

How to make fresh polish kielbasa for smoking

Kielbasa Potato Soup

Ingredients:


  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 2 cup water
  • 3/4 pound kielbasa sausage, cute into bite size chunks
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  • In a large pot over medium heat, add chicken broth, potatoes, onion, celery and water.
  • Bring to a boil, then, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the kielbasa and the cream of chicken condensed soup.
  • Stir, and continue to simmer until the soup is heated through and slightly thickened.
  • Season sour with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot.

Serves 4.

Kielbasa Soup

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In Conclusion

Kielbasa is certainly a versatile meat, as there are numerous recipes that taste wonderful. You can opt to buy turkey kielbasa to eat less calories and fat. We have tried different varieties and they are all good. It is so simple to make a one skillet meal with meat and vegetables. The easy recipe is quick, and the clean up is simple also.

Kilbasa

Do you cook with kielbasa?

  • I like kielbasa, and use is with some regularity.
  • I like kielbasa, but only use it on rare occasions.
  • I don't care for kielbasa, so I don't cook with it.
  • I haven't cooked with it before, but will probably try it now.
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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I have to try all three of your recipes as my husband loves kielbasa. Usually I make him kielbasa sandwiches or for breakfast with eggs. Thanks for sharing your recipes and I'm looking forward to trying them.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Perfect for my weekend get away. Love that soup and that wonderful Skillet meal. Great pictures as usual Pamela!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

This look incrediable the kielbasa I buy genreally has a good flavor form the spices already. I will share this!


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

All of these recipes look fantastic. I believe, That I will be eating some Kielbasa Tomorrow =) . Great hub voted up!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Susan, My husband actually cooks the first recipe listed. He loves kielbasa also. Hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for your comments.

Lord, I hope you enjoy each of them. I appreciate your comments.

Angela, Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the recipes. I appreciate your comments.

Lisa, I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as we do. Thanks for your comments.


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Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

This looks absolutely delicious! I will be trying this soon!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Mommiegee, I hope you enjoy the food and I appreciate your comments.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this hub, Pamela. I love Kielbasa and all these recipes sound great! I'll try the kielbasa soup recipe soon :)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Hi Pamela, since this is a simple one-skillet meal to cook, you know I will try it. I enjoy kielbasa that is not too highly spiced. Thanks for sharing these recipes.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

OMm Paramapoonya, As a kielbasa lover I think you will enjoy each of the recipes. I appreciate your comments.

drbj, It is good there is a variety of flavors for kielbasa. I love the simplicity of one dish meal also. Thank you for your comments.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Some great sounding recipes here, Pamela! We like kielbasa as well as other types of sausage. There are many healthy versions of sausage now being made with various ingredients that we occasionally purchase at Costco. One dish meals such as the ones presented here are easy to prepare and a snap to clean up. A win-win! Thanks for your recipes. Voted up, useful and sharing.


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

My husband and I love kielbasa and I try to have it on hand for a quick dinner. We usually have it with sauerkraut, but I like your recipe for a one dish meal using cabbage. I'll be trying that soon! I want to try your recipe for kielbasa in soup. This looks similar to the potato based soup with pieces of kielbasa in it that my mother used to make. Thanks for sharing some great ideas!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I love the idea of a simple one skillet dish. I will try this with pleasure.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Why do I always run across your yummy recipes when I am starving? Thank you! Looks amazing!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Peggy, I'm glad these recipes will work for you and I appreciate your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Stephanie,We like it with sauerkraut also. I hope you enjoy the recipes. I appreciate your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

I hope you enjoy the recipes. I appreciate your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Angela, Thank your so much for your comments.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

I love to eat dishes with sausages in it so this Polish Kielbasas recipe looks perfect. I think I would prefer the Kielbasas potato soup because it looks very tasty in the photo.

Shared with followers and voted 5 stars


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teaches12345 4 years ago

We had Kielbasa just this week. Wish I would have read this earlier! Thanks for the sharing of a great recipe idea.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Viling, I hope you enjoy the soup and I appreciate your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

teaches, I hope you do enjoy the recipes. I appreciate your comments.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Great hub for Kielbasa. I love kelbasa and the soup looks so good. I just bought kelbasa the other day. We planning on having it this week. Voted Up on this hub and shared.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

moonlake, I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks so much for your comments.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This is definitely my type of food, I love anything like this. Being a stew fanatic, any variation or added ingredients like this is a great recipe to try, definitely bookmarked as I try to make something different every week, voted up! cheers nell


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow..wow..wow.. you made me hungry, my friend. It sound delicious and I really enjoy your recipe. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up :-)

Prasetio


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Nell, I am glad you are trying this recipe and hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

prasetio, Thank you so much for your comments my fiend.


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kellymom1970 4 years ago

Pamella, I look forward to making this for my kids. Thanks Kelly


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Pamela, my husband loves Kielbasa. You recipes will be tried in my home. They look like our kind of food. Rated up, useful and interesing.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

I hope you all enjoy the meal. Thanks for the comments. Hope you're doing well.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Peggy, My husband does to, which is why we have the recipes. Thanks for your comments.


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Thanks for introducing me to Kielbasa. I never had them before but will defintely be looking out for them. I'm glad you showed me more than one way to make it. Rated up.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Anginwu, I hope you and your family enjoy it. I appreciate your comments.


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sofs 4 years ago

This is absolutely new to me.. hope I will have the courage to try them out - sounds delicious though!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

sofs, If you like sausage your might like kielbasa. Only one way to find out. Thanks for your comments.


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

looks very delicious Pamela. But I never seen or heard Kielbasa before. Sounds very exotic.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

snowdrops, It will be a good new experience if you decide to try it. If you like sausage, you will probably like kielbasa. Thanks for your comments.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I don't think we have kielbasa over here. Would it be alright to substitute some other sausages? :) Excited to try your recipe.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

ripplemaker, I think another type of sausage would work. This is actually a polish sausage, so maybe your have something similar. I appreciate your comments.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Thanks for sharing this, Pamela. I do a lot of cooking for my daughter and son in law and the grandbabies especially right now when she is having a lot of healthy issues. I am always looking for quick but flavorful dishes. Thanks for sharing this . I can almost smell it cooking :)

Sending Angels your way ps


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

pstraubie, It is an easy dinner and we like it. I hope you and your family enjoy the recipe. Thanks for your comments. Angles sent to you.

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