Healthier Kielbasa and Spuds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Simple, delicious, and healthier than the traditional Kielbasa recipes. Add your favorite crusty bread, a tossed salad or steamed vegetables, and you're set for an appetizing dinner (even for kids!) any time of the year.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or small dutch oven (be sure it will hold all ingredients!).
  2. Cook onion in oil over medium heat for about two minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. While the onion is browning, microwave the potatoes in a covered bowl with a few tablespoons of water for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped Kielbasa to the onion and increase heat to medium-high.
  5. Brown the Kielbasa very well (my hubby actually likes the meat a little"charred"), stirring occasionally.
  6. Drain water from potatoes and add the spuds to the meat once it is browned.
  7. Add the can of broth and pepper (if desired) to the meat mixture, stir well.
  8. Bring mixture to boiling, stir well.
  9. Cover pan or pot, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally (at this point the broth will begin to darken and thicken a bit).
  10. NOTE: The simmer stage is a perfect time to steam those veggies or put together a salad.
  11. Give the Kielbasa mixture one final stir, sprinkle cheddar cheese on top, then serve.
Most Helpful

While this was simmering, I was heating up a can of Libby's green beens to along with it. I found a very similar recipe on the can, only a little snazzier. It used water instead of the broth. (I prefer the broth.) It added the green beans to the dish and added 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, 1/8 tsp. rosemary and stated to salt and pepper to taste.

Paula Marie December 06, 2010

My husband said to give this 3 stars, but I decided to give 4. He likes his kielbasa sauteed with onions and peppers, so he didn't like the sauce or potatoes with it. I liked it, though, and I don't usually like kielbasa. The only change I made was that I thickened the sauce a bit with some cornstarch. Thank you for posting a simple and tasty recipe!

BigFatMomma November 29, 2005