21 Polish Sausage Recipes for Quick, Comforting Weeknight Meals
Polska kielbasa is a flavorful sausage that adds a spicy, smoked flavor to soups, stews, and casseroles. Slow cooked with beans or lentils, cabbage or sauerkraut, these budget-friendly recipes featuring Polish sausage will provide you with an array of comforting weeknight dinners and keep those winter chills at bay!
Sausage and Lentils
Lentils are cooked with Polish sausage and cumin to create an incredibly simple, super satisfying weeknight meal. "This was tasty and QUICK!" says home cook LYNOR. "I used turkey Polska kielbasa and served it with sautéed paper-thin sliced carrots and onions."
Kielbasa Fried Rice
A truly tasty way to cook Polish sausage and to use up leftover cooked rice and veggies. "My whole family loved it!" says Amanda. "I cooked the kielbasa with the onions — that was the only change I made. My kids even asked for seconds and didn't complain when we had it the next day for lunch!"
Spaghetti Squash and Polish Sausage Slow Cooker Soup
This spicy, vegetable-packed slow cooker soup with sliced Polish sausage is bursting with flavor and so comforting on colder days. Home cook Melanie Bittner gave this recipe the full 5 stars: "It really turned out good! It was very hearty and it made a full crockpot!
Polish Sausage and Pierogy Haluski
This beloved Polish dish of pan-fried kielbasa sausage, cabbage, and onions served with warm pierogies is the perfect dinner option when you're cold and hungry! Home cook Dadburnit gave this recipe a glowing review: "Our favorite recipe using kielbasa! I pre-cook the kielbasa on the grill for added flavor."
Sausage Smothered in Red Cabbage
This budget-friendly red cabbage, apple, and kielbasa sausage is a cinch to prepare. "FAB-U-LOUS!" says reviewer TheO's. "We used fresh Polish sausage instead. I cooked it most of the way along with the onions and then added it all to the cabbage to finish cooking. We ate it over mashed potatoes and it was great!"
Kris' Lentil Sausage Soup
This hearty kielbasa sausage, vegetable, and lentil soup might become your go-to cold weather comfort food. "This recipe was full of flavor, hearty, and just right for a cold wintry night!" says home cook Beth. "Try using a smokier Polska kielbasa. I rarely give 5 stars to anything but this one is outstanding!"
Polish Bean and Sausage Stew
This 5-star Polish soup features cubes of kielbasa sausage and bacon with cannellini beans in a smoky tomato stock. Serve in shallow bowls with warm crusty rolls on the side. "I made this recipe just as written and it was terrific!" says home cook Daniel Clcero. "Leftovers were gone the next day."
Hawaiian Sausage Skillet
Polish sausage, onion, bell pepper, and pineapple are combined in a sweet-sour sauce that is simply delicious served over rice. "It turned out GREAT!" says reviewer Robb. "It thickened up really fast, so I used a little more pineapple juice to help thin it, and the dish garnered rave reviews!"
Polish Reuben Casserole
Inspired by the famous Reuben sandwich, this filling casserole is made with layers of sauerkraut, a creamy mustard-mushroom sauce, noodles, Polish sausage, bread crumbs, and cheese. "I love this recipe!" says home cook Stacy Gannon. "I add sliced tomatoes on top and used rye bread crumbs."
Kielbasa Onion Soup
A delicious tomato-based soup with onion, carrots, pasta, and Polish sausage. What more could anyone want in a comforting bowl of food? "Sautéing the kielbasa to a deep brown adds a great depth of flavor," says Allrecipes Allstar bd.weld. "A perfect soup for the fall!"
A quick and easy jambalaya-style dish made with nutty quinoa, Polish kielbasa sausage, multi-colored sweet peppers, marinara sauce, and herbs. Drizzle with Sriracha for a spicier kick. "Easy and very tasty!" says reviewer Jenifer. "I added celery and some chopped spinach."
Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes
Home cook Deborah McCarthy gave this wholesome Polish kielbasa sausage recipe 5 stars, along with a few suggestions: "This one is also super easy to double or triple to bag and freeze for a quickie dinner later on. I bet this would also be good as a foil packet for camping!"
Sausage Stir Fry with Bow Tie Pasta
"I was a little leery about trying this recipe since I don't usually prepare kielbasa in a red sauce but I'm glad I gave it a try. It was a hit with my family and we all agreed that the 2nd day leftovers were just as good (if not better). I will definitely make this again!" says home cook Cray.
Kielbasa and Cabbage
Looking for a quick weeknight meal? With hundreds of great reviews this smoky Polish sausage dish with crispy bacon and cabbage is well worth a try! Complete your meal by serving with boiled baby potatoes or pasta for true European-style comfort food!
Instant Pot® Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, and Potato
Polish kielbasa sausages are served on a bed of tender potatoes that have been cooked with sauerkraut, apples, and beer to create a seriously savory dish. "The first time I had this type of dish it was cooked for several hours. The Instant Pot® makes it done in less than an hour!" says home cook UVAQUE78.
Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Beer
This super easy, flavorful, no-fuss dinner dish is made with just three ingredients: Polish kielbasa sausages, beer, and prepared sauerkraut. "My husband would live on this if I let him, and our entire family loves it!" says recipe creator JBBACH. Sounds like this is a slow cooker recipe that's too easy not to try!
Bigos (Polish Hunter's Stew)
This authentic Polish recipe is a good example of simple cooking that results in a rich, nourishing dish. Packed with chunks of Polish sausage, tender beef, pork, onions, mushrooms, caraway seeds and sauerkraut, this stew becomes tastier the longer you cook it!
An incredibly tasty, slow cooker Polish sausage recipe made by simmering thinly sliced kielbasa sausage in a sweet and spicy combination of sugar, ketchup and horseradish. "The end result was fabulous and SO EASY! Happy to add this to my arsenal of potluck recipes!" says reviewer Morgan Luce.
Big Ray's White Bean, Kale, and Kielbasa Soup
"We love this soup! I sear the kielbasa in my cast iron skillet (without oil) until it's browned and crispy, then add it last" says home cook Jenn Harmon Jones. "I also sometimes add macaroni or tortellini to it for a heavier meal and fresh cherry tomatoes. Very good!"
Kielbasa with Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Cream Sauce
Polish kielbasa sausage, Brussels sprouts, white beans, and a creamy mustard sauce make a wonderful flavor combination! "I like kielbasa and Brussels sprouts but I wouldn’t have thought to put the two together. This was just excellent and we marveled at how much it exceeded our expectations!" says home cook naples34102.
Split Pea and Sausage Soup
Split pea soup gets an upgrade in flavor with the addition of spicy, smoky Polish sausage. "I bought some kielbasa on special this week and was looking for a good recipe to try," says Home cook Carly. "This was perfect! My husband and I both agree that we'll never have 'regular' split pea soup again!"