Kielbasa is great sliced up on its own or enjoyed with some mustard, sauerkraut, or horseradish on a roll, but if you are looking for new ways to use this deliciously smoked sausage, we have rounded up the best recipes you can make with kielbasa!
The spices and light smoky flavor of kielbasa make it an ideal ingredient to add to many recipes and gives you more ways to enjoy meals that you love.
Keep reading for some new recipes to make at home with kielbasa, or for some classics that help to highlight this delicious sausage!
If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner that features kielbasa, then this is a perfect choice! It is a great weeknight meal that is quick to make, with cheesy rice and fried kielbasa.
You can simply cook the rice up in 15 minutes, fry up some kielbasa slices, and then make the cheddar sauce. Once all the components are ready, mix the rice and kielbasa together and spoon the creamy, cheesy sauce over the top.
The whole family will love the creamy and smoky flavors, and the best part is that the whole meal can be made in 30 minutes! It is also a great way to use leftover rice from the night before – cutting down prep time even further.
One-pan dinner recipes are the answer to busy days when you need a quick, but delicious, dinner to prepare for the family.
This one-pan dinner features honey garlic kielbasa, cooked in one pan with potatoes and broccoli. You only need to spend 15 minutes preparing the ingredients before placing them in a sheet pan and letting the oven do the rest of the work!
The honey garlic sauce is made with olive oil, butter, honey, brown sugar, garlic, Dijon mustard, basil, and oregano – giving the vegetables and kielbasa a great kick of flavor, bringing the sheet pan meal together beautifully.
This Crock Pot Cheesy Pierogi and Kielbasa Casserole is comfort food at its best. Simply pop all the ingredients into the crock pot and leave to cook!
The crockpot meal is made creamy and delicious thanks to the cream cheese, chicken broth, and cheddar cheese, and is given some heartiness from the cheddar pierogis and smoked kielbasa.
A sprinkle of green onions on the top of the cooked casserole brings all the flavors together and adds a pop of freshness to the dish as well.
This dish is best served with a green side salad to balance out the smoky, cheesy flavors!
This creamy and comforting soup featuring beans and sausage is so hearty and warming, you’d be surprised to find out it only takes 30 minutes to make!
The great thing about this soup is that you have some room to change ingredients around a bit, whether you want to add in different vegetables or leave some out.
You can also choose to add in a mix of beans or use white beans or kidney beans on their own.
With the kielbasa sausage and some Worcestershire sauce, the soup is given a kick of flavor, and tastes even better the next day!
Kielbasa, peppers, onion, and potatoes are the perfect blend, and together in this smoked sausage and potato skillet, all the flavors are given the chance to burst with every bite.
This family favorite meal can be ready to eat in 30 minutes, so it makes it a great option for weeknight meals.
The smoky and salty flavors of the kielbasa go well with the crunch given by the peppers and onions, and these are all rounded together by the starchy cubes of potato, making it a filling and wholesome meal.
To round the meal off even more, you could top it with a fried egg, which also makes it a super hearty breakfast meal.
This Kielbasa Potato Soup turns out thick and warming, and can be ready in next to no time. The soup is loaded with chunks of potato, slices of kielbasa, and sweet corn kernels. It delivers a punch of flavor with every spoonful.
Topped with some cheese and fresh parsley when cooked, the soup will be a hit with the whole family.
You are able to adjust the recipe to be thicker or a little runnier depending on what your family prefers, and you can add more kielbasa or sweetcorn too.
Serve the thick and hearty soup with some crusty bread slathered with some butter to make the perfect winter meal.
Sweet N’ Sticky Kielbasa features only two ingredients and works either as a delicious snack, or the best protein to add to sides such as mash and peas to make a weeknight dinner.
All you need to make this dish is sliced up kielbasa, and cola! The kielbasa is fried on medium-high heat, and then cola is poured into the same skillet.
The cola and kielbasa are fried together until the liquid is reduced down and thickened, creating a delicious glaze on the kielbasa.
The best side to serve with this would be a creamy mash, which would be able to soak up some of the sweet and sticky glaze, and then a veggie such as peas or broccoli!
This One Pot Kielbasa Pasta has the perfect blend of flavor and textures, and is a quick and easy dinner meal that can be kept for lunch the next day too.
The cheesy pasta dish has bites of smoky kielbasa in the mix and is topped with chopped scallion for a bit of fresh, tangy flavor.
To make this an easy dish, it is made with a mix of chicken broth, a cup of cheddar cheese, and heavy cream. Together, these make a rich, creamy sauce that works so well with the spiced kielbasa.
You can pick out your favorite pasta to use for the dish (or whatever you might have in the cupboard), but farfalle is a good option to go for!
Green beans and potatoes are the ultimate comfort pairing, but throw in some kielbasa and you have a winner of a dish!
This complete meal features potatoes, veggies, and meat in one pan, and it is so easy to make too. It is ideal all year round and gives you a hassle-free option for weeknight dinners.
Flavored with some red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, you get to enjoy the smoky sausage and other flavors in the dish all mixed together.
This recipe also gives you a good use for any frozen or canned green beans you have in the freezer or pantry, and it is a sure way to get the family to eat their greens!
This Italian-style pasta tastes as good as it looks! The penne pasta is smothered in an incredibly creamy sauce, flavored with garlic, red pepper flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and half-and-half.
Along with the penne and this delicious sauce are slithers of smoky kielbasa, which bring a meaty addition to the dish, along with the crafted spices the sausage contains.
This makes for a great weeknight dinner, and it does help to make an extra portion to keep for lunch the next day, allowing the flavors to blend together even more overnight!
If you do not have penne, you can opt for a different pasta, but the penne tubes hold in some of that great sauce, making each mouthful delicious.
Kielbasa is traditionally served with sauerkraut, so it makes sense that kielbasa and fried cabbage with be a great dish to try.
This meal can be cooked up in one skillet and can be done in half an hour. The kielbasa slices are cooked up with onions and cabbage, some salt and pepper, and some butter. The ingredients are simple, but the flavors they produce together are incredible!
The ultimate way to serve this fried cabbage dish is on top of some creamy mash, creating a super hearty meal that will keep you coming back for more!
For some extra kick, you can add some wholegrain mustard to the fried cabbage and kielbasa skillet, or add in some red chili flakes.
Alfredo is always a family favorite, and to give your Alfredo dishes a bit of a twist, you can make this Kielbasa Alfredo Bake!
You make up the Alfredo sauce as normal, cooking up your pasta in a separate pot at the same time.
Drain the pasta, place it in a casserole dish, add in the Alfredo sauce and mix together well. You then top the pasta with sliced kielbasa and give it a good sprinkling of cheese.
This all goes into the oven together and bakes until the cheese is melted and bubbling, with a beautiful golden crisp around the edges. The kielbasa slices will also brown nicely and have a good crisp on the outside too.
Serve with a side salad or some steamed veggies for a healthy addition.
Cleaning up after dinner can be a real hack after a busy day, which is why this one-skillet rice and beans with kielbasa are ideal for when you want minimal cleanup, but still, a flavorful, hearty meal that the whole family will enjoy.
The recipe calls for ingredients that you most likely have sitting in your pantry already, such as long-grain white rice, pinto beans, and chicken broth.
Other ingredients include staples such as olive oil, butter, onion, and garlic, as well as seasonings such as dried herbs, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper.
To finish the dish off, chopped kielbasa sausage is thrown in for the smokiness and meatiness it brings to the dish.
While this is a hearty dish on its own, it is great served with some cornbread!
If you are looking for a kielbasa dish to enjoy out on the grill, or for a light summer meal, these grilled kielbasa kabobs are the perfect dish.
Chunks of smoky kielbasa are skewered with sweet peppers and chunks of tangy pineapple, and then coated in a balsamic honey glaze – and it does taste as delicious as it sounds!
These kabobs can be cooked in the oven, but they are really great when cooked out on the grill. As they cook, you can keep glazing the kielbasa, pineapple, and peppers in the honey balsamic sauce, and watch as it creates a delicious glaze.
The sugar contained in the glaze will also give the kabobs a delicious char too!
This mac and cheese recipe with kielbasa is great for an easy yet delicious meal to make over a fire at your campsite, but it also makes for a great weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
The recipe includes two secret ingredients which make it incredibly easy to make – mixed cheese blend and a jar of Alfredo sauce!
Along with this quick-fix mac and cheese sauce, the recipe features sliced kielbasa sausage, which gives the dish some extra heartiness. Kielbasa is also a great protein to take camping, as it does not perish as quickly as some other meat options.
The only thing that makes this Creamy Cajun Pasta With Kielbasa even better is that it can be made in an instant pot – taking out most of the work for you, and allowing you to get on with other things while a delicious meal cooks away.
With the Cajun spice, you can either choose a store-bought option or make your own, which allows you to change how much heat the dish has, suiting your family a little better. Along with the kielbasa and pasta, mushrooms, red pepper, onion, garlic, and celery are added in.
The sauce is made with heavy cream, chicken broth, butter, and parmesan cheese, giving the dish the creaminess, which is then flavored perfectly with the Cajun spices, and topped with some fresh parsley at the end!
This Sweet and Sour Hawaiian Kielbasa is served with garlic rice, creating a flavorful meal that can be placed on the table and ready to eat in under 30 minutes.
Not only will you love the great play of flavors that this dish has, but also how easy it is to make.
To make this easy enough to cook, you can use ready-to-serve garlic rice, and a bottle of sweet and sour sauce. To add to these flavors, pineapple, bell peppers, and onion are added to the mix, along with the meaty kielbasa.
This can also be served in one skillet, so cleaning up after dinner is just as quick and simple!
If you are wanting a snack recipe for your kielbasa, then you can’t beat these Bacon-Wrapped Kielbasa bites! Whether you want to enjoy them during a game or serve them as an early brunch meal, they will be an absolute hit with everyone.
The bites are slightly sweet from the brown sugar glaze, salty from the bacon, and slightly smoky from the kielbasa – in short, they are irresistible.
Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make these heavenly bites, with the ingredient list including kielbasa, bacon, brown sugar, stone-ground mustard, white wine vinegar, and black pepper!
You simply need to make the glaze, put the bites together, coat them, and cook them in the oven for around 40 minutes, basting them every now and then.
This is another great kielbasa recipe to add to your weekly meal list! Made with a mustard cream sauce, this dish is hearty and comforting and is a perfect dinner to prepare quickly during the week.
The mustard sauce and the kielbasa go together so well and really highlight each other’s bold flavor. This dish was created after wanting to find a new way to serve the classic blend of kielbasa and mustard and has done so in a way that the whole family will love.
Some of the other ingredients which add to the flavor include dry white wine, fresh thyme, red onion, and parmesan cheese. You can up the Dijon mustard content to give the pasta dish a little more kick.
All kielbasa recipes don’t have to have a high-calorie count, and you can still enjoy the best that kielbasa has to offer without straying too far from your diet!
These Glazed Kielbasa Pineapple Bites only have 60 calories per serving, and they definitely do not lack any flavor.
The kielbasa slices and the pineapple are coated in some teriyaki sauce, sweet chili sauce, honey, and pineapple juice. This makes a delicious sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the skewered kielbasa and pineapple perfectly, making for delicious single bite snacks.
These can work well as snacks laid out for guests, or for a quick meal during the day when you want something full of flavor, but not full of calories!
You can make a batch to last a few days, offering you something to be excited about each time you open the fridge, but without any of the guilt!
With only 15 minutes of prep needed before popping this dish in the oven, this one-pan dinner will soon become a staple in your home!
This dish will fill your family up with all of the right things, with a mix of sweet potatoes and other potatoes, as well as broccoli and any other vegetables you have lying around that need to be used.
Honey, garlic, and Dijon mustard, along with some dried basil and oregano help to give the kielbasa and mix of potatoes some extra flavor, and will make everyone in the family enjoy the different components of this one-pan dish.
The garlic sauce is mixed over the kielbasa, potatoes, and veg, and then a small bit is retained to coat the food once they are done, for added flavor!
If you love a good cheesesteak sandwich but have some kielbasa at home that needs to be used, you can make these kielbasa cheesesteak sandwiches at home.
This kielbasa sandwich is served with a topping of sweet caramelized onions, chopped bell peppers, and some delicious melted cheese.
You can either make these cheesesteak kielbasa sandwiches on the stove or on an open grill, and you have the freedom to change up the ingredients if you don’t like mushrooms, or if you’d prefer to use red onions instead.
It is the perfect game-time lunch idea, and you can prepare some of the components ahead of time to make it a relaxed day out grilling.
What is better than throwing a few ingredients into the slow cooker, and a few hours later having a delicious meal to serve the family?
This Slow Cooker Kielbasa And Barbecue Beans recipe is absolutely perfect for a chilly day and will warm the family and fill them up. There are three types of beans included in the recipe, as well as molasses, bacon, and kielbasa, it is pure and wholesome comfort food.
The other ingredients, including ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder, syrup, and apple cider, mix and cook together to create a delicious barbecue sauce for the beans and kielbasa to soak in.
Serve this with some rice or mashed potato for the ultimate Sunday meal.
If you thought that kielbasa couldn’t get any better, think again! These kielbasa bacon bombs are stuffed with cheese and wrapped up tight in bacon – what more could you ask for?
Whole kielbasa sausages are sliced in half lengthways and are stuffed with a blend of Colby Jack cheese, green onions, green chilies, and cream cheese.
The two halves of the kielbasa are put back together again and wrapped up tight with bacon, and secured with toothpicks.
You can cook these in the oven, but they turn out so well when cooked on the grill, and the bacon takes on a delicious char that just adds so much to the amazing bombs.
Nothing beats a hearty hash brown casserole, and now your hash brown casserole can be taken to the next level with kielbasa and an incredible creamy sauce!
This meal is perfect for breakfast or dinner, and you simply have to toss all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it do all the work for you.
You can also be quite creative with the recipe, adding in other meat variants with the kielbasa, or using different blends of cheese, which allows you to use up some extra produce you have in the fridge.
The result after cooking in the slow cooker is a cheesy, gooey sauce coating the kielbasa and hash brown, which is a meal nobody in the family will be able to resist.
Fried rice is such an easy meal to prepare at home, but you might be tired of serving beef or chicken with your fried rice dish.
If you have a craving for fried rice and there is some kielbasa in the fridge, then this Kielbasa Fried Rice recipe is sure to be your best friend!
This recipe helps you make a delicious, flavor-packed skillet meal in around 30 minutes, and the best bit is that you will only have one pan to clean at the end of dinner time!
You can also play around a bit with the veggies included, which are onions, peas, and carrots, but you can add in more or remove some depending on your family’s preferences.
Frozen veggies are best for the recipe, as they save you so much time with preparation, but you can use fresh as well. The kielbasa can be chopped up or sliced, and fried to enhance the flavor!
This simple meal, consisting of kielbasa sausage, yellow squash, zucchini, and mushrooms is all cooked in a foil packet, to create a juicy, flavorful dish that is a breeze to prepare on a weeknight.
The kielbasa and the vegetables are lightly seasoned, allowing their natural flavors and the smokiness of the sausage to shine. All the ingredients can be prepared in 5 minutes and tossed into a foil packet, then placed into the oven to cook.
Cooking the parcels in foil also means that you do not have any dishes to wash afterward, which is always a blessing on a busy weeknight.
You don’t have to miss out on kielbasa meals just because you are on a keto diet! This 20-minute skillet keto kielbasa and sauerkraut recipe feature a range of vegetables, sour cream, and kraut.
The sauce is made from a blend of sour cream, mustard, green onions, and seasoning, and this is tossed with chopped onions, diced green pepper, kielbasa, and some sauerkraut. It is a tangy, delicious dish that has the heartiness of the kielbasa thrown in too.
You can either enjoy this dish served on its own in a bowl or wrapped up in a wholewheat tortilla for a quick lunch on the go.
Who would’ve thought that you could make the ultimate nachos dish using pierogis and kielbasa! These two are brought together with some sauerkraut and a homemade beer cheese sauce that will really knock it out of the park.
The pierogis and fried kielbasa are layered onto a sheet pan, and then smothered in the homemade beer cheese sauce. To top it off, add sour cream, green onions, and pickled jalapenos.
This is such a versatile recipe that can make for a great lunch time meal for the game or a different meal during the week.
This old-world comfort recipe has all the flavors you could ask for, especially when the weather is chilly outside and you need a bit of warming!
The soup is really easy to put together as well, and it is lighter than some other recipes thanks to the lower volume of half-and-half, and with the inclusion of kale too.
The potato breaks down to make the soup wonderfully creamy, and the kielbasa gives it that meaty bite that adds dimension to the dish!
While this is a breakfast recipe, it is great for dinners too! You can feed an army of people with this recipe, and everyone will love the hearty flavors it holds.
The recipe requires frozen potatoes, fresh kielbasa, bell peppers, onion, and seasoning, which are cooked in a skillet and then topped with eggs that are allowed to cook.
Served over some fresh bread, or even on its own, it definitely is a recipe to try!
Sauerkraut and dumplings is a classic comfort food, and now with this recipe, you can make the classic comfort dish at home on your own.
The meaty chunks of kielbasa show up with every bite, with the dumplings filling the meal up, and the sauerkraut giving the dish a kick of flavor.
It is a low-cost meal that packs comfort and flavor, and can easily be made at home with a few simple ingredients.
Chili is the dish to make during winter, but if you are looking to change it up a bit, then this kielbasa chili should be next on your to-cook list.
The kielbasa adds a whole new depth of spices and flavor to chili, more so than using ground meat. It also has a higher fat content, which also adds to the depth of flavor.
Add in black beans and kidney beans to give make the chili heartier, and use some breakfast sausage to bulk the chili up a little more.
Cheddar waffles with kielbasa and maple syrup really go down well no matter the day of the week, whether it is for brunch of dinner.
This copycat recipe gives you Waffle House flavor from the comfort of home. The meaty, salty kielbasa shines with the maple syrup, and the cheesy waffles work as the perfect base for both of them.
The whole meal is easy enough to make at home, and is definitely worth it when you take your first bite!
35. Smoked Pig Shots
These Smoked Pig Shots are shot sized cups made from bacon, stuffed with kielbasa sausage and cheese, and smoked to a crispy, perfect finish.
Each little shot is packed with so much flavor, and they make the perfect snack when having guests over or for a backyard barbecue. To add a kick to the shots, you can add some jalapenos to the cheese mix.
The recipe does require some work, but the Smoked Pig Shots are so worth it!
These Everything Bagel Seasoning Kielbasa Bites only require 3 ingredients, and are a perfect appetizer or snack to serve at a party.
All you need is some smoked kielbasa, some crescent dough, and Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. Put the bites together and bake them until golden and crisp, and serve with a dip of your choice!
If you are looking for a lighter potato and kielbasa recipe, this Kielbasa Potato Salad will work out great.
It is a deliciously flavored potato salad recipe that is loaded with kielbasa sausage.
The potato and kielbasa are accompanied by some hard-boiled eggs, green onion, red peppers, chopped olives, and a sauce made with mayonnaise, olive oil, smoked paprika, onions, and garlic salt!
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