Kielbasa Recipes

We have all kinds of recipes for kielbasa sausage from appetizers to stews and stir-fries.

Staff Picks

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Kielbasa with Pineapple

Rating: 4.23 stars
This is an easy slow cooker recipe that is great to set and forget about until you're ready to eat.

Shrimp and Grits With Kielbasa

Rating: 4.22 stars
This is a recipe my Alabama mama taught me, who picked it up when she lived in New Orleans. I make it for my family in Oregon and they love it too! This is a traditional Christmas dish for our family, but could be eaten as an entree, a side, or even breakfast anytime of the year!

Kielbasa and Cabbage for Electric Pressure Cookers

Rating: 4.68 stars
This quick cabbage and sausage dish was a big hit in my house. Perfect for Instant Pot® or other similar electric pressure cookers with a Saute function. The cabbage came out soft, but not mushy or overcooked. I served it with some roasted, buttered corn.

Alsatian Pork and Sauerkraut

Rating: 4.56 stars
This is a French recipe, very easy and a real comfort food. An all in one pot meal! I have gotten people who say they don't like sauerkraut to try this dish. They couldn't believe how good it is and asked for more.

Fried Cabbage and Kielbasa

Rating: 4.49 stars
This recipe works well for many occasions. This is also the type of recipe that you can add to or build on to make your own. If you aren't too crazy about the taste of cabbage, keep in mind that the onion, bacon drippings, and kielbasa seems to tone down that cabbage-y taste a bit, and you can also add other things or spices to tone it down.

Sausage and Sauerkraut

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is a recipe from a sweet old German lady I used to attend church with. Allow for plenty of time to prepare and cook this dish. It is definitely worth the time and effort! Serve with hot German potato salad and red cabbage.

Old Bay® Seafood Boil

Rating: 5 stars
This is the absolute best way to enjoy seafood. The lemon, thyme, and Old Bay® really make the boil. The potatoes, corn, and sausage are mouthwatering for anyone who is not a big seafood lover. Enjoy in the summertime or pull this recipe out on Christmas and take time to relax with the family. Serve with fresh lemons, Bloody Mary's, cold beer, crusty bread, and plenty of napkins.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Beer

Rating: 4.14 stars
A delicious, minimal prep recipe to serve as a side dish with dinner, or for company! My husband would live on this if I let him, and our entire family loves it! A slow cooker recipe too easy not to try!

Easy Kielbasa Skillet Dinner

Rating: 4.43 stars
The house always smells awesome while this very tasty, filling meal is cooking. It makes kielbasa worth stocking up on when it goes on sale and uses basic/cheap ingredients overall. Vary the vegetables depending on what you have on hand. For example add/replace broccoli with a can of corn and/or peas, etc. If you like a little heat, sprinkle a little hot sauce on top after it's cooked. This should make about 4 servings, but it almost always turns out to be split into 2 large servings between the me and the boyfriend. We like to crisp up/brown the kielbasa slightly before adding the vegetables.

Easter White Borscht

Rating: 4.8 stars
Trying to recreate childhood memory of old Polish dish. Everyone does it differently. This was my first attempt. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs.

Kielbasa with Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.56 stars
Kielbasa slices and baby Brussels sprouts cooked with red onion make a hearty main dish. I serve this with macaroni and cheese and a loaf of French bread. Even the kids love it! My husband likes to eat his with spicy brown mustard.

Polish Sausage Kraut Skillet

Rating: 4.44 stars
This is a good one for people that don't care for sauerkraut a whole lot. It doesn't have a strong flavor of sauerkraut, it is very creamy and tasty.

Inspiration and Ideas

Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

"Very good and perfect for weeknight dinners. Definitely one I'll be using again!" – Jennifer

Sausage and Sauerkraut

"I've made this a few times now, and the whole family loves it—all three generations!" – StayHomeCook

Beer Sausage

Rating: 4.47 stars

A dish of either German or possibly Polish origin, made special by my mother, grandmother, her mother before her, etc. The men will love this one, too, and the beer broth is nothing short of amazing. I like to use whatever is in the fridge. Ales, lagers, and wheat brews work best. Did I mention this is an incredibly easy, one-pot dish that kids love? Hope you like it!