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Fried Kielbasa, Potatoes and Peppers is a super easy one pan dinner recipe made with smoked sausage, baby creamer potatoes, colorful bell peppers and onions. Simple and delicious!

fried kielbasa with potatoes, peppers and onions on wooden spoon in a skillet

Kielbasa with potatoes and peppers is one of my absolute favorite kielbasa recipes to make for dinner. It’s simple, budget friendly comfort food, and it’s an incredibly easy recipe to make.

Growing up, we had Polish sausage and fried potatoes often, but my mom always made them separately. I changed the recipe up by adding bell peppers for extra flavor and color.

I also cook the sausage and potatoes all in one skillet. I mean, why dirty another pan when you don’t have to?!

How to Make Fried Kielbasa with Potatoes and Peppers

Add your cut-up onions and potatoes to a non-stick skillet along with some butter and olive oil. The butter adds amazing flavor to the potatoes and onions, and the olive oil helps prevent the butter from burning.

You don’t want temperature too high — Keep your burner on medium to medium-high heat, and stir frequently.

fry cut baby potatoes and onions in skillet

When the potatoes start to soften up, add the sliced kielbasa and some salt, pepper and garlic powder. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and fork tender.

We like our peppers on the crisp side, so I add them in last. When they’re done, you’re done!

cook kielbasa slices with onions and potatoes in skillet

You can throw in some shredded Parm or your favorite cheese on top, but we think this kielbasa sausage dinner is perfect just as it is. My kids love this quick and easy dinner, and there are never any leftovers!

sliced smoked sausage with cut baby potatoes, peppers and onions in a skillet

Is Kielbasa Different from Smoked Sausage?

Kielbasa is Polish sausage that is typically smoked but doesn’t have to be. You can use smoked sausage from any brand in this recipe.

What Potatoes are Best for Frying

Russets or Yukon Gold potatoes are perfect for frying with kielbasa. You get a crispy outside and a creamy inside. I prefer Yukon Gold or the smaller baby variety because you don’t have to peel them!

More Quick and Easy Kielbasa Recipes

fried sliced kielbasa with cut baby potatoes, red bell peppers and onions in a skillet

Kielbasa Potatoes and Peppers Recipe

5 from 11 votes

Kielbasa, Potatoes and Peppers

By: Dee
Fried Kielbasa, Potatoes and Peppers is a super easy one pan dinner recipe made with smoked sausage, baby creamer potatoes, colorful bell peppers and onions. Simple and delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold baby potatoes washed and sliced into quarters
  • 1 rope kielbasa sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 bell peppers 1 red and 1 orange, chopped
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  • In a large non-stick skillet, melt butter and olive oil, and add the cut potatoes and onions
  • Cook over medium to medium high heat, stirring frequently, until potatoes begin to soften
  • Add the sliced kielbasa, sea salt, pepper and garlic powder, and cook until heated through and brown on the outside, stirring frequently
  • When potatoes are crisp on the outside and fork tender, stir in the peppers, and cook until tender but still firm


Cook times may vary depending upon how hot your skillet is but can take 30 to 40 minutes. I recommend using medium to medium-high heat and adjusting heat to avoid burning, if necessary.


Calories: 332kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 429mg, Potassium: 421mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1359IU, Vitamin C: 67mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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  1. Louis says:

    Easy to make and love the balance of flavors! A good comfort food dinner!5 stars

  2. Carol Haas says:

    We really love this kind of quick, skillet meal. I made not quite half of the recipe for 2 of us and used fingerling potatoes so just washed and sliced them, one small onion, 1 yellow pepper and two chicken kielbasa. Yum!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So happy you liked it, Carol. Thanks, and have a great day!

  3. Michelle Goth says:

    This looks like the perfect, hearty fall meal!

  4. James says:

    Some of my favorite things in one recipe. Made this last night and enough for leftovers too! Yummy!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Awesome, James. So glad it was a hit with your family!

  5. Lora says:

    So easy to make and comfort in every bite!5 stars

  6. Jessy says:

    This looks delicious! Definitely saving to make soon!

  7. Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says:

    This couldn’t look any more perfect! This looks fabulous!5 stars

  8. Catalina says:

    I love to make this for dinner! 5 stars

  9. Sara Welch says:

    This was such a flavorful dish; easily a new family favorite recipe! Looking forward to enjoying this again later this week!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Sara. SO happy you liked it!

  10. Kimberly says:

    Now this is my kind of comfort food – sausage and potatoes, yes please!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Kimberly! It’s my kind of comfort food, too!