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.
Photo By: Antonis Achilleos
Photo By: Armando Rafael
Photo By: Justin Walker
Photo By: Soo-Jeong Kang
Photo By: Stacy Howell
Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016
Photo By: Levi Brown
Photo By: RYAN DAUSCH
Photo By: Charles Masters
Our Best Ideas for Kielbasa
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.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Pierogies and Kielbasa
Quick Skillet Kielbasa Pork and Beans
Get the Recipe: Quick Skillet Kielbasa Pork and Beans
Kielbasa Grilled Cheese
Smoky kielbasa and spicy jalapeno put a flavorful twist on gooey grilled cheese.
Get the Recipe: Kielbasa Grilled Cheese
Grilled Kielbasa with Cabbage and Bean Slaw
A tangy bean slaw is the perfect accompaniment for this smoky take on corned beef and cabbage.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Kielbasa with Cabbage and Bean Slaw
You'll definitely want to serve this stew with bread to soak up every bit of the kielbasa's smoky flavor.
Get the Recipe: Sausage-and-Vegetable Stew
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.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Kielbasa Dog with Stout Onions
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.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Sausage with Spicy Sauce
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.
Get the Recipe: Low Country Boil
Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Sheet Pan Dinner
Make a whole dinner on one sheet pan in a matter of minutes with this simple, satisfying recipe.
Get the Recipe: Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Sheet Pan Dinner
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.
Get the Recipe: Cheese Curds and Sausage in Puff Pastry
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.
Get the Recipe: Sausage and Kraut
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.
Get the Recipe: Masala Corn Dogs with Mango Dipping Sauce
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.
Get the Recipe: Kielbasa-Sweet Potato Foil Packets
Kielbasa with Mashed Potatoes
Cooking for kids? This family-friendly spin on bangers and mash is ready to eat in just 40 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Kielbasa with Mashed Potatoes
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.
Get the Recipe: Super-Stuffed Baked Potatoes