This quick & easy kielbasa and potatoes recipe is one of my favorite dinner recipes for my family. Kielbasa and tender potatoes taste wonderful together and the sweet peppers and onions are the perfect compliment to both. This easy skillet dinner is a quick and tasty dish for busy weeknight meals.
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With it being so busy this time of year, I like to have some easy dinner recipes for my family such as this kielbasa and potatoes recipe. This kielbasa dinner takes minutes to prepare and then you can just bake it in the oven while you do other things!
I have a few kielbasa recipes on my site because we usually have it on hand and because it’s great in skillet dinners like this with your meat-starch-veggie all in one. So if you are looking for a new dinner idea give this simple dish a try.
The difference between kielbasa and smoked sausage.
Kielbasa is usually made from pork while smoked sausage can be made from pork, turkey and or beef. Smoked sausage is fully cooked and then smoked and you can eat it hot or cold.
Kielbasa is usually sold precooked much like a hotdog. And like a hot dog it should be heated and cooked. Kielbasa is seasoned heavily with garlic and has a coarse texture.
Kielbasa and Polish sausage are often referred to as the same thing in the US. Learn more about kielbasa & smoked sausage here.
What to make with kielbasa?
Just like sausages there are many different foods you can serve with kielbasa. Like this recipe it goes well with potatoes or other starches like rice, pasta or beans.
Many people like to grill kielbasa and eat them on a bun with cooked onions and peppers. Lastly kielbasa is a good breakfast food and tastes great with eggs and hash browns.
Simple ingredients I used in this dish.
All I used for this recipe is a package of kielbasa, gold potatoes, sweet bell peppers, olive oil, yellow onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and black pepper. Baby potatoes work great with the recipe but you can use regular potatoes and cut them into big chunks.
So you can see with just a handful of ingredients that you probably have on hand you can create a tasty weeknight one pan dinner with amazing flavor.
How to make this easy baked kielbasa recipe.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Then chop the onions, potatoes and peppers into bite sized pieces. Slice kielbasa into ¼ inch slices.
- Get out a large mixing bowl and add the chopped veggies and kielbasa. Toss them with olive oil and spices.
- Next spread the mixture in a single layer in a large cast iron or oven proof skillet like this. You could also use a baking sheet or large baking dish for this recipe but I like a cast iron skillet best for this recipe.
- Then just bake the kielbasa and potatoes in the oven until your potatoes are soft and brown. Mine took an hour. Cooking time may vary.
Doesn’t that look like comfort food to you? It does to me. Store leftovers in an airtight container. Please scroll down to see and print the recipe card.
By the way I used pork kielbasa but you can use turkey kielbasa or beef. They all have similar flavors in my opinion.
Ways you can vary this recipe.
- First of all I love kielbasa but this recipe would work with any kind of flavored sausage like Italian sausage or one of those fancier types you find in the grocery store.
- You can add a little heat by using banana peppers or poblanos. Or you can use hot sauce or hot pepper flakes.
- Lastly you can vary the spices and seasonings, such as using cumin and chili powder for a Mexican flavor.
- Also if you want to lower the carbs a little, try substituting cauliflower florets for the potatoes.
That’s all there is to it. Just add a salad and you have an easy dinner with just a few minutes of prep. The delicious flavors of the sausage, potatoes and peppers are a classic combination.
Try some of these other easy kielbasa recipes.
I have a few kielbasa recipes on my site if you too are a kielbasa fan. Try this easy kielbasa & vegetable soup or this air fryer recipe with Brussels and potatoes. One of my most popular recipes pork & sauerkraut with kielbasa.
And this baked kielbasa recipe is very similar to this one but it uses cabbage instead of potatoes and is baked in the oven for a hearty meal.
Well I hope you enjoy this easy kielbasa dinner recipe. This is a nice combination for feeding a crowd. You could serve it as an appetizer for a party too. Enjoy!
Quick & Easy Kielbasa and Potatoes Skillet Dinner
This Kielbasa skillet dinner recipe with potatoes and peppers is an easy and delicious dinner your family will love. Perfect for busy days. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 potatoes, chopped
- 2 sweet bell peppers, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 14 oz kielbasa, sliced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ basil
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Using 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, spread all over a cast iron or oven proof skillet.
- In a large bowl add your vegetables and kielbasa. Pour the rest of the olive oil over along with the spices and mix well.
- Spoon into your skillet and spread evenly. Note you could also use a baking sheet or large baking dish for this recipe but I like a cast iron skillet best for this recipe.
- Bake for 1 hour or until potatoes are soft and browned. Cooking time may vary.
- Serve immediately.
Note I used gold baby potatoes but you could russet potatoes or even red. The gold seems to create a softer texture the others in my opinion.
Also I like colored sweet peppers but you could mix in green peppers if you like them better.
For a little heat try sprinkling some hot pepper flakes with the salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 19gCarbohydrates: 33.8gFiber: 4.9gProtein: 19.3g
Could I add heavy cream at the end? Maybe a cup?
Hi Janice, This is such a simple recipe you can change it up anyway you want. I don’t see how cream would hurt it any way. Let me know how it goes!
Sorry I meant to tell you that I’m making this in the small oven so not using the convection fan.
Denise, I posted about how much we love this awhile back but have a question. I just got a double oven with convection in the big oven. I’m making 2 of these in casserole dishes. Since the burner is on top should cover it now for at least part of the time? It’s about to go in the oven now so I’m going to cover for the 1st 30mins and uncover the last 30…I’ll let you know how it turns out. But definitely interested in your opinion. Thanks!
Hi Patty, to be honest I’m not sure. I think covering it is a good idea so that it doesn’t brown too much on top. They only thing that I can think of is that it might take a bit longer. The potatoes are the only thing you need to worry about so those should be easy to check on. Just pierce them with a fork and see if they are tender enough. Everything else should cook faster than the potatoes. Good luck!
The recipe turned out good, the first time we tried it. But this time me and my wife decided to add something extra, and it made it absolutely ADDICTIVE! We came back for seconds.
So, after we mixed the ingredients in the bowl, we placed the ingredients in the oven safe pan, then sprinkled a half a bag of hidden valley ranch dressing seasoning mix on the top of the ingredients. We cooked it for the correct time.
Then once we pulled it out of the oven, we mixed it and put the rest of the ranch mix on the top one more time and placed it back in the oven for 12 more minutes.
Hi Kevin, what a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to try it next time I make this. Thanks for coming back and sharing your tips!
What kind of potatoes did you use or like best?
Hi Stephanie, I really use all different kinds of potatoes, but Yukon Gold or red potatoes work best I think.
Hope you like it!
I found this recipe a long time ago & we loved the it a lot. I love the taste but also how easy it is to fix. I’ve had several failed back surgeries so it’s hard at times for me to get supper fixed, thankfully my husband doesn’t mind leftovers so I’ve always fixed a double batch. I’ve even cut up enough sausage & peppers to not only make it but to freeze a couple of bags so that’s one less step on really bad days and didn’t want to buy something out. When my husband retired I gave him several recipes that he could fix when I couldn’t. This was the 1st one & it’s one of his favorites. Especially when the kids, grandkids or friends come over because they all love it and rave about the taste! We all know it’s more fun to cook when you know how much your family and friends are going to love it…so it’s a win for him and me!! Thanks for so many different and tasty recipes!
Hi Patty! First of thank you for such the nice comment. That really made my day. Sorry about your bad back but I’m glad this simple recipe has helped you a bit through it. And getting your husband to cook is a definite bonus!!!Take care.
How can I make this using cabbage and potatoes? Should I do stovetop or oven? I also only have green peppers, not the multicolored ones.
Hi Londa, I have another recipe that is similar (URL below) and uses cabbage and is baked in the oven. I would just add the potatoes along with everything else but maybe cut the pieces fairly small as they would take the longest to cook through. You can use green peppers if you like the taste of them. The colored ones are sweeter but the cabbage is sweet so it probably won’t matter. Hope that helps!
I make this using a sheet pan lined with parchment paper for easy cleanup. An hour at 375 is too long for that. I put everything except the kielbasa in for 20 minutes. Then I add the kielbasa and bake another 20 minutes or u til done. We love this!
Hi Kathryn, thanks for the tips! So glad you liked it.
The first time I made this dish it turned out perfectly! The last two times I’ve made it though the kielbasa and peppers have been sticking to the pan and getting burnt to a crisp. Do you know why this is happening?
Hi Taylor, what kind of pan are you using? You can use a regular baking dish and cook it. Make sure to spray the pan first. Also maybe place it closer to the top of the oven? Hope that helps a bit.
Can you make this in a 13×9 pan and put this in the oven instead of a cast iron skillet. covered or uncovered.
Hi Janet, yes you can absolutely bake this in a baking pan. I would not cover it. Hope you like it!
What kind of onion did you use? This looks so good.
Hi Susan, I just used a regular yellow onion. Hope you like it!
Do you put the lid on the skillet or leave it off?? No instructions in the recipe! I put the lid on and now am thinking that since you didn’t say to cover it, I should take the lid back off. Taking it off now since I doubt you will reply in the next hour. 😀
Hi Suzanne, sorry I didn’t get this in time. No I did not put the lid on it. I hope it came out ok for you!
I made this tonight and my husband and I loved it. Can’t wait to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
Hi Jayne, so glad you both liked it! It’s a favorite in our household.
I’ve been making this dish for the past three years now. It is still just as good as it was my first time making it. Thank you for this awesome recipe!
Hi Rob, so glad you like it! I’m going to make it tonight as a matter of fact and refresh these old pictures. Thanks for coming back to comment!
I made this because I had kielbasa from an Omaha Steaks gift. My family loved it. I know because there were no leftovers and they were looking for more. I’m making it tonight instead of ordering pizza.
So glad they liked it! It’s an easy but tasty dish. I didn’t know Omaha Steaks had kielbasa. Sounds good! Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment!
I am cooking this right now. Ive made it for awhile on the stove top. I like this better so far no stirring like on the stovetop. Looking forward to the end results. Will let you know.
I hope you like it!
Do you think i could eat this dish all the time for the rest of my life iam 37 and would like to live to 100.. Would there be enough nutrition.. Iam so sick of making all these different meals and would rather just eat one thing all the time.. And this dish is easy to make and ingredients i could buy in bulk.. So i always have it on hand.
I’m not sure if you are joking or not Tom but no I don’t think this would be a healthy enough recipe to eat for the rest of your life. I think kielbasa is not the most healthy foods. I’m. no nutritionalist though.
Hi Denise this sounds really good, can’t wait to make it! Do you think it would be ok made in a casserole dish?
Most definitely it can be made in a casserole dish. Hope you enjoy it!
Made recipe as is Simply Delish!
Hi Ilene, so glad you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment…..I appreciate it!
Do you think it would work with the pre-cut potatoes that you can buy in the refrigerated section?
I don’t see why not. Good luck!
I make something similar, but instead of potatoes, I use cabbage. I will have to try it with potatoes, it would be a more filling meal.
I made this last night as written and served it with a salad. We all enjoyed it! Thanks for the quick, easy, and tasty recipe—it is going into the regular rotation 😊
Thank you for taking the time to comment. You made my day! So glad you liked it.
I’ve been making something similar for about 20 years. My recipe is done on the stove top. I add in button or baby bella mushrooms and zucchini and/or yellow summer squash! I also switch up the seasonings; sometimes, I go for a tex-mex blend or a Greek blend. I’ll try making in the oven next time!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your dish sounds wonderful too and I think I will try that next time I make it. I like the idea of different seasoning too!
I made the same thing tonight. I looked at the receipt and thought zucchini and yellow squash would go perfect. I didnt do the mushrooms. I also switched up meats. I used raw shrimp and lemon garlic chicken. It was wonderful.
Hi Tevin, I’m glad you liked it and thanks for sharing your tips and substitutions. I’m sure my readers (and me) would appreciate your ideas!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
We love dinners like this…so easy and yet delicious!
Thanks for stopping by Michelle!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
I love when everything cooks together at once! So easy and so tasty!
Yes it is easy and tasty!
Quick and easy meals are always handy. Looks good!
Joy @ Joy Love Food
My husband loves kielbasa and potatoes, I will have to give this a try for dinner soon, it sounds delicious and easy too!
Thanks Joy. It’s been hectic around here so I’m always looking for easy and tasty meals.
Analida's Ethnic Spoon
What a quick and easy weeknight meal!
Always can use a quick dinner idea.
Can’t we all!
I made this recipe and I used sundried tomato oil instead of olive oil. Incredible
What a great idea! I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks for sharing!