15 Kielbasa Recipes for Any Night of the Week

Grilled, roasted or fried—however it's cooked, we can't get enough of this smoky Polish sausage.

Updated on August 10, 2023

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Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly meal or something to serve a houseful of hungry fans on Game Day, there’s no better choice than kielbasa. It’s got a smoky, garlicky flavor that everyone loves—and there’s almost no wrong way to cook it. In Poland there are hundreds of varieties available; the sausage you’ll find in the United States is perfect for everything from sheet pan dinners to hearty soups. Heck, we even like to tuck it into our grilled cheese sandwiches. If your mouth is already watering, grab a pack of store-bought pierogies. They're the perfect accompaniment to grilled kielbasa and onions.

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Quick Skillet Kielbasa Pork and Beans

Swap kielbasa into pork and beans, and top it with hot dog bun croutons and pickle relish.

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Kielbasa Grilled Cheese

Smoky kielbasa and spicy jalapeno put a flavorful twist on gooey grilled cheese.

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Grilled Kielbasa with Cabbage and Bean Slaw

A tangy bean slaw is the perfect accompaniment for this smoky take on corned beef and cabbage.

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Sausage-and-Vegetable Stew

You'll definitely want to serve this stew with bread to soak up every bit of the kielbasa's smoky flavor.

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Spicy Kielbasa Dog with Stout Onions

Trust us — this isn’t your typical hot dog. Geoffrey begins by sandwiching kielbasa in a crusty baguette, then loads up the sandwich with beer-caramelized onions, mustard and tangy pickled peppers.

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Grilled Sausage with Spicy Sauce

Duff skewers kielbasa and grills it up to serve at his tailgate with a simple dip made of ketchup, spicy mustard and hot sauce.

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Low Country Boil

It’s not a classic low country boil without kielbasa. Kardea boils the smoky sausage with potatoes, crab legs, shrimp and corn — all of which are flavored with plenty of seafood seasoning.

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Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Sheet Pan Dinner

Make a whole dinner on one sheet pan in a matter of minutes with this simple, satisfying recipe.

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Cheese Curds and Sausage in Puff Pastry

Brie isn't the only cheese worth baking. Cheese curds get perfectly melty inside golden brown puff pastry for a comforting starter.

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Sausage and Kraut

This dish provides a flavor-packed spin on meat and potatoes. Pork chops, your choice of poultry sausage and tangy sauerkraut round it all out.

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Indian-Inspired Corn Dogs with Mango Dipping Sauce

Want to know a secret? We use pancake mix as the batter for these Indian-inspired corn dogs, which are made even better by using flavorful kielbasa in place of the typical hot dog.

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Kielbasa-Sweet Potato Foil Packets

Fire up the grill for these mess-free dinner packets. Pro Tip: Be sure to occasionally rotate the packets as they cook to avoid burning.

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Kielbasa with Mashed Potatoes

Cooking for kids? This family-friendly spin on bangers and mash is ready to eat in just 40 minutes.

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Super-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Looking for a fun twist on meat and potatoes? Combine your main dish and sides into one by stuffing russet potatoes with kielbasa, cheese and cabbage, then baking until the cheese is melted.

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