Home-fried Kielbasa and Potatoes Recipe

Kielbasa and Potatoes recipe

This Kielbasa and Potatoes Recipe is such an easy flavorful combination, that it is sure to become a family favorite.  Yes, it is simple, some of the best dishes are aren’t they, and kielbasa and potatoes are such a natural pairing.  Not only is this easy kielbasa recipe satisfying, it is inexpensive to make, as well.  As an added bonus, with one pot preparation, clean up will be a breeze.

Kielbasa and Potatoes Recipe
  • 14-16 oz. kielbasa
  • 4-5 potatoes
  • 1 Vidalia onion
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ⅓ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  1. Preheat skillet on med-high heat.
  2. Cut sausage into slices, and drop in the heated pan. Stir while frying.
  3. As kielbasa is browning, chop the onion and potatoes.
  4. Once the sausage has browned up a bit, and released most of the grease, scoop it out and put aside. Be careful to leave grease in pan.
  5. Drop potatoes into the kielbasa grease to fry. Once they start to brown cut down heat to med-low, and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  6. Once the potatoes have softened, add the kielbasa back into the pan mix in and all to reheat before serving.
*A reader (on Pinterest) suggested microwaving the potatoes until nearly done, then cutting and frying with the kielbasa, to cut down on cooking time. Since, we all seem to be regularly in a time crunch, to feed our families, I wanted to add her suggestion. She said it worked out well. *Peppers are also a popular addition to many kielbasa and potato recipes. I usually serve a salad or cooked greens along with mine.

easy kielbasa and potatoes recipe

While my husband was with us I made this easy recipe frequently, it was a favorite of his. Now I still make it occasionally, but use the lower fat chicken kielbasa sausage rather than the beef version he preferred.  I like serving it with sauteed broccoli rabe, while his preference was just to dig into a big bowl of the kielbasa and potatoes, sometimes with a splash of hot sauce on top of his dinner.

Easy Kielbasa and Potatoes Recipe


    • Rob says

      I make something similar but I use chorizo mild Portuguese sausage. Yummy.

      • Gina says

        I love chorizo, I will have to try that also :) Thanks !!

    • Paula says

      The recipe sounds really good, I think I would try making it with sauerkraut too. But I take some of the sauerkraut juice out and add a chopped up apple and just a little bit of brown sugar to take some of the bite out of the kraut.

      • Robin Gagnon says

        That sounds like an interesting combo.

    • Rosemary says

      Do You use smoked or fresh kielbasi please?

      • Robin Gagnon says

        I use typical packaged kielbasa from grocery store. It does not mention smoking, but I believe it is.

    • MissChris says

      Since they take the longest to cook, I put the potatoes in first, with a tsp or 2 of olive oil. I cut the kielbasa while it’s cooking, and add it to the pan, stirring. Then I slice the onions and add, stirring. Simmer together for about 10 more min and it’s done. I never add any other spices or seasoning

    • Sandra says

      I made this meal for my children over thirty years ago when food was slim. It became a staple for movie nights for us because I couldn’t afford pizza or any carry outs then.

    • cyn hollis says

      Im gonna try..i think this would be good with scrambled eggs on the side! Has anybody ever done that?

      • Robin Gagnon says

        Kielbasa and potatoes are great great with eggs.

  1. says

    I needed a recipe for this that had a little more pizazz than what I was making. Thank you! Recipe copied and save.

    • George says

      I use this recipe plus 1/2 can of corn, drained. Sundried tomatoes chopped. Use some of the oil from the SD tomatoes to fry the potatoes and onion. And red bell pepper chopped coarse. Grated Asiago on the side. some in our family like to have smoked chipotle sauce as well. Good all in one meal.

      • Robin Gagnon says

        That sounds like a fantastic way to zip up kielbasa and potatoes! I love all the additions.

  2. says

    That looks really good. Plus it sounds easy. This might be good for next month’s meal plan … hmmm. You might have given me an idea! :)

  3. Laurel says

    Simple and so good. I made this the other night and had to let you know how much I appreciate the post. Keep ’em coming.

    • Robin says

      Thank you so much for your kind message. Glad you liked it :)

  4. Cara says

    Excited to try this tonight. I found one that involved many more steps and ingredients and wanted something more simple. I plan to serve broccoli on the side

  5. Stacy says

    Question. I know this sounds stupid when you add the remaining ingredients does the kielbasa get tossed in as well or get mixed in after. Thanks.

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Not a stupid question at all. More like poor directions on my part (this was one of my earlier recipes). Add the kielbasa back in once the potatoes are cooked. Edited the directions to make it clearer.

  6. Carrie says

    I have made this for years but add chopped bell pepper and corn. Its quick, easy and a favorite of ours.

    • Jenny C says

      I have some picky pepper people, so I skip it, but agree it is a natural addition.

  7. Porky says

    Going to try this in the slow cooker as it should work just fine in there for 6-8 hours on low.. Thanks.

  8. Mary anne Zaccanelli says

    Ive been cooking this for years, only with hotdogs, not kielbasi…kids liked hotdogs better…also, leave out the Oregano for this dish, if anything, use parsley instead.

  9. Linda says

    As I was reading this I started thinking that homemade sauerkraut, added at the end to just warm it a bit, would be an extra treat.

  10. Julie says

    I make a similar recipe but I cook potatoes an onions first in a bit of evil. They take longer to cook and the onions caramelized nicely with the potatoes. When they are nearly din I then add kielbasa. Sometimes I will also add a bit of beer at the end and cover it to let it steam the potatoes.we also cook a crusty loaf and sauerkraut too… so easy and quick on busy week nights!

  11. Becca says

    Sounds easy, quick and delicious! Thanks for the recipe, going to try it with fresh green beans and the potatoes tonight for dinner. Smells delicious already!

  12. WF Fitzgerald says

    Roast these ingredients in the oven. Yum!

  13. Kelley says

    I have a 20 year old- it is nearly impossible to get him to eat at home!! Image this and he put his nose in the pan smelled it and he was hooked!!!! He asked me to hide the leftovers so his dad wouldn’t eat them! Thank you

  14. Mirca Perez says

    I made this the other day and the kids loved it!

  15. Jen says

    The pinner that suggested microwaving the potatoes beforehand, did she/he say how long to do so?

    • Robin Gagnon says

      No, I’m sorry Jen she didn’t specify. Personally, I would only partially cook them that way. If fully cooked they will break up a lot while you are trying to crisp them with the sausage.

  16. starla says

    How is this quick again? I cut my potatoes tiny tiny to make it cook faster and its still taking forever :S

  17. starla says

    Ok I take it back lol, I had my pan too low. I was afraid it would burn on the outside and not cook inside but when I got desperate and turned it up it cooked up way quicker. big hit with the husband and all five kids :)

  18. Mary says

    I was so excited to try this. I followed the directions to a T and it did not turn out well at all. The potatoes took forever and had no flavor.

    • Charlene Mcandrew says

      When I make this I boil my smoked kielbosi while the taters are frying, then add some of the kielbosi water to taters, slce the bosi and put in pan with taters, nuked doctord up baked beans goes gret withthis and a side of aapplesauce
      Add a little butter to the pan, hit of garlic powder, parsley salt and pepper

  19. cindy says

    I make this, I add frozen corn and chopped cabbage!

  20. sharon says

    I make this but added shredded cheese after all cooked so good

  21. Fran says

    I make this with Italian sausage and it is so good too.

  22. Teresa says

    This looks like dinner tonight! BTW, what happened to your husband?

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Separated awhile back.

  23. Ted D says

    I use frozen kielbasa, cut up into chunks, diced potatoes (washed but unpeeled, personal preference) put in a 9×13 pyrex dish. Put in olive oil, peppers, onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, cover in foil. 400° oven for 45 min. No muss, no fuss one pan. This is not a planed meal, it goes together fast and I don’t have to tend to it. No need to measure, works great.

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Sounds like a great recipe Ted & so easy, who doesn’t love that.

  24. Lisa says

    I have cooked this for years but I also fry the potatoes and add the onions & kelbasa after the potatoes are nearly done & slightly crispy. I only use garlic salt & pepper for seasoning but sometimes add basil. I fry eggs after the potatoes are done & mix into the potatoes with runny yokes. My family loves it.

    • Robin Gagnon says

      I love the addition of eggs. Sounds like a perfect Sunday morning breakfast!

  25. Fern says

    I make something similar but add a bag of Asian veg mix to the mix as it cooks. My husband loves it. All of the vegs get crunchy along with the potatoes.

  26. Jessika says

    Trying tonight!! Can’t wait. I looked through the comments and I’m going to add a little from what I saw. Like corn, cheese, and green pepper. Thank you!!

  27. says

    I also make a recipe with kielbasa but I use pineapple chunks and a little soy. We eat it over mashed potatoes.

  28. sierra says

    How long do we fry the potatoes?

    • Robin Gagnon says

      It will vary, based on size & heat. It does take awhile. They are done when you can push a fork through without much resistance.

  29. says

    Giving this dish a try tonight. It looks delicious.

  30. Diana Dupree says

    My mom has been making this for years also but she hasn’t made it in a while. She always made it with cut up carrots so it was more like a stew. Absolutely delicious and now I’m craving it. Thank you for reminding me that I need to make it for her now.

    • Robin Gagnon says

      I bet the carrots add a nice subtle sweetness, teamed with the kielbasa and potatoes. Yum

  31. Brenda says

    How many people does this recipe serve?

  32. Joy says

    I make this but I put about half of a chopped up cabbage, potatoes and onion …fry in butter and oil. Add the sausage and it is great.

  33. I.Sais says

    My younger bro. Started making this around 25yrs ago. Used to bake it for a crispy brown finish. Fed his fam.of 5 for 6-7$ then.

  34. says

    I made this tonight!! It was so easy and quick and literally everyone loved it (my boyfriend, 11 year old, and 1 year old!).

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