20 Easy Kielbasa Dinner Ideas

Celebrate all-things Kielbasa with easy dinner ideas and meals packed with flavor.

If you're a fan of sausage, then you may already know all about kielbasa and have either tried the Polish meat staple, cooked with it or seen it in the sausage aisle. And if you haven't, no worries! We're about to introduce you to one of best sausage-based proteins that's so flavorful (and versatile) in these 20 best kielbasa recipes.

What is Kielbasa?

The word "kielbasa" literally means sausage in Polish, and is basically any type of meat sausage from Poland and a staple of Polish cuisine. Just like Germany is known for Bratwurst, Poland is known for kielbasa. Kielbasa tends to have a coarser texture than other sausages though and has a distinct garlicky flavor. It's most often made from ground pork, but can adapt to any seasoning it's married with, so there are many meal options that await you with this savory sausage!

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How to Cook Kielbasa

In the United States, "kielbasa" refers to any coarse, U-shaped sausage made of any type of meat. Kielbasa can be cooked in many different ways, including boiling, grilling or baking, as you would cook any other type of sausage. It's ideal for skillets and casseroles, perfect for pasta courses and soup and very comforting as a slow cooker starter or side dish in a delicious sauce or sticky glaze.

From Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet and Foil Packet Kielbasa, to Cheesy Potato Kielbasa Soup and One Pan Honey Garlic Kielbasa, there are plenty of different ways to enjoy this Polish sausage.

Here are 20 seriously satisfying kielbasa recipes that are crazy good, so browse through them and give this new protein a try this week!

Kielbasa Dinner Ideas & Meals

<p>Oh Sweet Basil</p>

Oh Sweet Basil

<p>Natasha's Kitchen</p>

Natasha's Kitchen

<p>Girl Gone Gourmet</p>

Girl Gone Gourmet

<p>Low Carb Nomad</p>

Low Carb Nomad

<p>Belly Full</p>

Belly Full

<p>The Two Bite Club</p>

The Two Bite Club

<p>Mom on Timeout</p>

Mom on Timeout

<p>Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen</p>

Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen

<p>The Thirsty Feast</p>

The Thirsty Feast

<p>Brooklyn Farm Girl</p>

Brooklyn Farm Girl

<p>Eazy Peazy Mealz</p>

Eazy Peazy Mealz

<p>The Diary of a Real Housewife</p>

The Diary of a Real Housewife

<p>Plain Chicken</p>

Plain Chicken

<p>Oh Sweet Basil</p>

Oh Sweet Basil

<p>The Magical Slow Cooker</p>

The Magical Slow Cooker

<p>Budget Bytes</p>

Budget Bytes

<p>Host the Toast</p>

Host the Toast

<p>A Spicy Perspective</p>

A Spicy Perspective

<p>Eazy Peazy Mealz</p>

Eazy Peazy Mealz

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