Beef Kielbasa and Potato Skillet
Beef Kielbasa and Potato Skillet is a hearty delicious meal. On your table within 30 minutes and cooks in one skillet. This dish makes cooking and cleaning a breeze. Perfect for those busy hectic nights when all you want to do is sit and relax with the family.
Beef Kielbasa and Potato Skillet which is called Fried Potatoes and Sausage in my parents house, is an oldie but goodie. My mom always made dinner during the week when I was younger, but there were times where she had to stay at work late or was just plain exhausted. She’s a paralegal and works full-time, still till this day. Bless her heart!
There were days when she came home and just didn’t want to deal with food. Me being an adult now, I totally don’t blame her. There are plenty of days that I just want to sit my booty on that couch and not move for the next 5 hours. So on days like these, my dad would whip up his delicious Fried Potatoes and Sausage dinner.
It was my favorite meal that he would cook. He also makes a mean homemade gravy too. When dad would cook us fried potatoes and sausage, I always ate my entire helping. It was just so darn good. I loved it so much, that when I got married I was so excited to share this yummy recipe with my hubby. The problem was this dish was a little too plain for my curry eating hubster.
Enter 2015 and 15 years later, I reintroduce to you our Beef Kielbasa and Potato Skillet. This skillet is cooked in one pan and made within 30 minutes. Not only does it have crispy golden potatoes and kielbasa, but I’ve added a colorful array of bell peppers and some bacon. Mmmm everything is better with bacon, right?
With school quickly approaching, I wanted to share this tasty meal with you all. I haven’t changed a classic family recipe, but enhanced it. I’ve add some yummy ingredients and some delicious seasoning to take this meal to the next level. My hubby now loves this dish and has been eating it continually for 15 years. What a great guy!
As summer comes to an end and life becomes more hectic, remember this one pan skillet meal. It’s a breeze to whip together and has amazing flavor. It’ll become a favorite in your house just as it is in mine. Enjoy!
PS ~ Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I know I will. Sunday is my birthday. Yay!! 🙂
- 2 tablespoon canola oil
- 5 pieces turkey bacon
- 1-2 large russet potatoes, cut into small size pieces
- 1/2 tablespoon seasoning such as Mrs. Dash
- 1 (16 ounce) package beef kielbasa
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 springs green onions, chopped
- In a large skillet (I use our large cast iron skillet) cook bacon until crispy; set aside on a paper towel lined plate. Leave any grease from the bacon in the skillet.
- Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. With the heat on medium-high heat, add the potatoes and seasoning. Don’t move or touch the potatoes once you place them in the skillet. Stir the potatoes after they have cooked for 3 minutes. This will allow them to get those crispy edges. Keep stirring the potatoes every 3-4 minutes for approximately 10-12 minutes. Once they reach the crispy and soft stage, scoop them out using a slotted spoon onto a plate; set aside.
- Add the kielbasa and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until light browned.
- If the skillet is looking dry, you can add the last tablespoon of oil.
- Add the onions and bell peppers, cooking until the onions become translucent and peppers become tender. If your meat mixture is to oily from the kielbasa, you can scoop out some of the oil now.
- Add the potatoes back to the skillet and let flavors combine and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Crumble the bacon on top and sprinkle with the green onions.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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Yum! This skillet looks fantastic, Cyndi! I’ve never made kielbasa before, so I’m loving this dish. And anything that can be made in 30 minutes is a winner in my book. Love this! Pinned! Hope you have a great weekend!
You need to make this dish one day Gayle. So easy and yummy!! Thanks for the pin love friend!
This dish would be a winner in my house. My grandmother grew up Pennsylvania dutch and she would always make dishes like this. Lots of meat and potatoes for those dutch! But such amazing comfort food – I love it!
Thank you Heather! 😉
This looks amazing! Love anything made in a skillet and it’s been wayyyy too long since I’ve had potatoes 🙂
Thank you Medha! You need to try this one day! 🙂
What a fantastic daughter I have! While some nights, it was difficult to have to make dinner when all I wanted to do was sit and relax ~ but moms do what they must for their kids. I am so very proud of her! This dish so reminds me of those growing up years. How did I get this old!!! I love you honey.
Love you to mom! <3
This looks divine, Cyndi! Love the idea of a quick and delicious dinner recipe – going to try this soon! Have a great weekend – it’s my birthday this Sunday too! 😀
Thank you Jess! 🙂
Happy early Birthday! I hope you enjoy the weekend. I love seeing another skillet meal and this one looks perfect for weeknights!
Thank you Ashley! It was a nice relaxing day!
I love a good, solid, 30-minute dinner! Dinner time at our house is a struggle sometimes…Looks delicious!
Thank you Denise! 🙂
So, maybe once a year we’ll get kielbasa and make it for dinner…we’ll enjoy it and say – we need to eat kielbasa more often… and then we forget again…but I think this recipe will help me to remember! Lovely!
You totally need to make kielbasa more often Annie! Thanks hun!
I LOVE easy meals like this! One pan is all I’m ever willing to wash 🙂 Pinned!
Thanks Ashley! 🙂
I love that your dad used to make this for you when you were younger. It looks absolutely incredible! Easy one pan meals are my favorite! Hope you have an amazing birthday on Sunday!:)
Thank you Kelly! The day was awesome! 😉
Yum, I’m always looking for new ways to use kielbasa and this looks delicious! Enjoy your birthday weekend 🙂
Thank you Sharon! 🙂
Growing up my mom always made dinner during the week – except Friday. And now I totally get it!! You’re exhausted by the end of the week! This skillet meal looks fabulous! Have a great weekend!!
Thank you Ashley! 🙂
This looks so delicious! And I love how quickly it comes together. I love simple skillet meals like this. Have a great weekend and enjoy your birthday! 🙂
Thank you Sarah! It was a great day! 😉
I was just gonna say how much this reminds me of my grandma’s cooking with the sausage and potatoes! I Love the comfort aspect of it!
Thank you Meg!
Happy B–Day (early!) Cyndi! This skillet looks delicious and very easy to make! My mom makes a similar one, but I never thought to make it! pinned to try it!
Thank you Mira!
I am so glad you found a way to make your family recipe that you and your husband can enjoy 🙂
Also, happy birthday! (tomorrow)
Thank you Cathleen!
Kielbasa ALWAYS makes me think of my parents. So naturally I love that this dish is from your mother! One can NEVER go wrong with some sausage and taters! But add in some bacon and an array of peppers and onions? Come to mama! This dish looks cozy and delicious! Hope you are having a HAPPY birthday! Cheers and thanks for sharing the Yum!! <3
Thank you Cheyanne! 🙂
From what I saw on FB, it looked like you had an amazing birthday, Cyndi! Definitely well-deserved–happy birthday girl! Now about this skillet: Um this is just the kind of Monday food I need right now. Looks so homey and comforting, friend!
Thank you Friend!!
Yum! so hearty!
Thank you Laura!
This has my same written all over it. I will make a variation of this for sure – I have so many sausages in my freezer! It’s time to use them!
Thank you Gigi!! 🙂
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