Main Dish | September 26, 2017

Smoked Potato Kielbasa

This smoked potato kielbasa has now been on our menu rotation for years. It came to be on our site when a reader sent it in, she raved about it and said it was her favorite! It would be a perfect addition to this blog. I tried it and my family downed the entire platter. She was right- it is the perfect addition.

A photo of a smoked potato kielbasa on an oval plate with a wooden serving spoon

Smoked Potato Kielbasa

I had had this smoked sausage several times before I made this recipe, in fact I love to cook it with my pot roasts, but I didn’t realize that the sausage was called kielbasa until this recipe and it was on the grocery list. You can find it in the deli meat or by the bacon in your grocery store. It’s a sausage that has already been cooked and in the shape of a U.

Once you cut it up and brown it in the olive oil it releases all the flavors from the seasoned kielbasa letting it seep into the potatoes and all other elements in the dish. Smoked potato kielbasa goodness!

A photo of ingredients used to make a smoked potato kielbasa recipe

How to make smoked potato kielbasa

  1. This dish is really quite simple. I start by frying bacon in a pan. You can use pre-cooked bacon but I find it doesn’t add as much flavor as when you do it yourself. Chop that bacon up!
  2. If you are making this meal in a skillet you will want to steam your quartered potatoes. I do this by putting them microwave with a bit of water. If you are doing it in the pressure cooker don’t mind cooking the potatoes in the microwave- your pressure cooker will do that in minutes.
  3. Now that the bacon is fried, the potatoes are fork tender it’s time to combine the ingredients! Start by adding a little oil to your skillet, saute onion until soft. Brown potatoes and kielbasa (this step is important! it helps all those garlicky flavors seep out of the beautiful sausage).
  4. Stir in sauce, and lastly add in spinach! It all comes together so quickly!
    An overhead shot of ingredients in a pan for making a smoked potato kielbasa

Skillet or Pressure Cooker Meal

I love this meal takes only about 30 minutes to make on the skillet! You can even use your instant pot pressure cooker to make this meal, I’ve included the instructions on how to do that below in the recipe card. 

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    An overhead shot of ingredients used to make a smoked potato kielbasa
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    An overhead shot of bacon frying in a pan for making a smoked potato kielbasa
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A close up of a smoked potato kielbasa on a white oval plate

A Meal for EVERYONE

This meal is so versatile. I feel like it can be dubbed as “the perfect man meal” doesn’t every guy love sausage? ‘meat and potatoes?!” Or, it’s the perfect family meal- what kid doesn’t like hot dogs (which this sausage can totally pass as) it fairly lean and full of dark green spinach + sausage that any girl on a diet could use this as part of their meal plan. Also…maybe sub potatoes for sweet potatoes or just eat a few less of them depending on your diet.

An overhead shot of a smoked potato kielbasa on a white plate with a wooden spoon

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5 from 4 votes
Potato Kielbasa (30 minute meal)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Quick and Delicious Potato Kielbasa

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Polish
Keyword: quick kielbasa
Servings: 6
Calories: 558 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 10-12 red potatoes cubed
  • 3 tablespoons water pressure cooker 1/2 cup
  • 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage cut into 1/4-inch slices****
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 5 bacon strips cooked and crumbled
Instructions
Skillet Directions:
  1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for about 8 minutes (depending on strength of microwave) or until tender; you will want to check every so often. you won't want them too tender or mushy because they will cook more in the skillet. drain.
  2. In a large skillet, saute kielbasa and onion in oil until onion translucent.
  3. Add potatoes; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until kielbasa and potatoes are lightly browned.
  4. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, thyme and pepper; stir into skillet.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Add spinach and bacon; cook and stir until spinach is wilted.
Pressure Cooker Directions
  1. Cook Bacon and crumble.
  2. On saute setting add oil, sausage, onion and potatoes saute for a few minutes until brown. In small bowl mix brown sugar, vinegar, 1/2 cup water, mustard, thyme and pepper pour over potatoes. Add remaining ingredients and cook high 5 minutes. Quick release.
Nutrition Facts
Potato Kielbasa (30 minute meal)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 728mg32%
Potassium 1916mg55%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1900IU38%
Vitamin C 37.7mg46%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Facts
Potato Kielbasa (30 minute meal)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 728mg32%
Potassium 1916mg55%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1900IU38%
Vitamin C 37.7mg46%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    This potAto kielbasa recipe came out deliciosly from my pressure cooker and it’s so easy to make! I have made it tWice now, one with spinacHe and another with green beans. Love it!

  2. 5 stars
    I made the instant pot version @12 min. OMG this was so good!!! I loved the brown sugar mustard addition and added dried dill and steak seasoning for a little heat. Also I had to use up red bell pepper and poblano pepper that was on the brink of going bad in my frig. This is a keeper