Top 20 Ways to Cook With Kielbasa and Smoked Sausage

Polish Sausage Soup With Cabbage
Diana Rattray

Kielbasa, also known as Polish sausage, is a tasty and versatile smoked sausage. Use kielbasa in main dish recipes, casseroles, soups, stews, sandwiches, and appetizers.

Thinly sliced and fried, it even makes a delicious breakfast meat to serve with eggs, French toast or pancakes. Add it to your favorite breakfast casserole instead of sausage links or patties. If you don't have kielbasa, feel free to substitute with andouille sausage, chorizo, hot dogs, or another smoked or fully cooked sausage.

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    Kielbasa and Smoked Sausage Recipes

    cauliflower and sausage roast
    Diana Rattray

    Cauliflower and sausage roast with cheddar cheese contains spicy andouille sausage, but kielbasa would be an excellent choice as well. The sliced sausage is added to the cauliflower florets and roasted to perfection. A topping of cheddar cheese is the perfect finishing touch.

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    Slow Cooker Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup

    Polish Sausage Soup With Cabbage
    Diana Rattray

    This Polish sausage soup is a fabulous mixture of browned kielbasa, onion, and cabbage, along with cubed potatoes and broth. Add some caraway seeds if you like the flavor they bring. Tomatoes are also optional in this uncomplicated soup.

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    Kale and White Bean Soup With Spicy Sausage

    sausage, bean, and kale soup
    Diana Rattray

    Use ​spicy sausage or kielbasa in this tasty soup. The soup boasts a wide variety of vegetables along with the beans, tomatoes, and sausage. Serve the soup with freshly baked cornbread or biscuits.

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    Easy Sausage Bake With Sauerkraut and Apples

    Sauerkraut and Smoked Sausage
    Diana Rattray

    Your family will love this flavorful casserole. Sauerkraut and apples complement the sliced sausages nicely and it's super easy to throw together and bake.

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    Crock Pot Sausage Stew

    Creamy Sausage Stew
    Diana Rattray

    Use whatever sausage you have on hand to make this creamy slow cooker sausage stew. Use a gourmet, organic turkey, or chicken sausage if you're looking for some variety.

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    Sausage Bites in Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

    Barbecue Sausages in the Slow Cooker
    Diana Rattray

    A simple homemade ​barbecue sauce flavors these sliced sausages, along with chunks of onions and optional peppers. Feel free to add some pineapple chunks for sweet and sour flavor.

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    Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans and Sausage

    Beans and Sausage
    Diana Rattray

    Beans and sausage are a match made in heaven. Smoked sausage, pineapple, and barbecue sauce add texture and flavor to these beans. Serve this sausage and bean dish with cornbread or hot baked biscuits for a simple, budget-friendly family meal.

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    Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage and Tomatoes

    Lentil soup with sausage
    Diana Rattray

    The addition of sliced sausage makes this a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs ​lentil soup. Vegetables include carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes, and spinach, kale, or Swiss chard.

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  • 09 of 20

    Cocktail Kielbasa with Sweet and Tangy Mustard Sauce

    smoked sausage, kielbasa
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    You only need three ingredients to make this tasty kielbasa appetizer. Serve the sliced sausage hot from the slow cooker for easy party food.

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    Paula's Smoked Sausage Stew

    sausage and potato stew
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    Potatoes and tomatoes are among the ingredients in Paula's smoked sausage stew. The stew includes canned peas, but feel free to use sliced fresh carrots instead. Make it with kielbasa, a spicy andouille, or another kind of smoked sausage.

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    Crock Pot Kielbasa With Sauerkraut and Apples

    Sauerkraut, Apples, and Sausage
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    This ​kielbasa recipe is always a hit. It's a classic combination of sauerkraut, apples, and sausage for the slow cooker. Add caraway seeds or leave them out. It's great game day food that can be made ahead of time.

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    Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

    Sweet and Sour Kielbasa
    Diana Rattray

    This budget-friendly ​kielbasa recipe includes pineapple, onions, and bell pepper chunks. Serve it with rice as a main meal or serve it as a snack or appetizer.

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    Slow Cooker Kielbasa Sausage in Beer and Mustard Sauce

    Kielbasa with Beef Mustard Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    Beer and mustard get together to flavor the smoked sausage in this dish. It's a tasty busy-day dish to serve with potatoes or serve right from the crock pot as an appetizer.

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    Crock Pot Smoked Sausages With Potatoes and Cabbage

    Sausage, Cabbage, and Potato Meal, Slow Cooker
    Diana Rattray

    Use smoked sausage links or sliced Polish sausage in this crock pot potato dish. Ingredients include sliced potatoes, cabbage, and apple juice.

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    Roasted Potato and Sausage Dinner

    Roasted Potato and Sausage Dinner
    The Spruce

    This roasted potato and sausage dish will quickly become a family favorite. Feel free to tailor the vegetables to suit your family's tastes.

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    Bean Stew With Sausage, Butternut Squash, and Apples

    Beans With Sausage, Squash, and Apple
    Diana Rattray

    Baked beans get a makeover in this autumn dish. The delicious combo includes sausage, butternut squash, apples, and tomatoes.

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    Smoked Sausage With Cabbage and Apples

    Smoked Sausage With Cabbage and Apples
    Diana Rattray

    Cabbage, apples, and spices team up in this fabulous baked sausage meal. It's a one-pot meal you'll make again and again.

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    Sausage and Cabbage Stew with Beans and Tomatoes

    sausage stew with beans and vegetables.
    Diana Rattray

    This sweet-tart sausage stew is a full-flavored combination of cabbage, beans, tomatoes, and smoked sausage. Serve the stew with crusty bread or rolls.

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    Slow Cooker Potato and Sausage Dinner

    Slow Cooker Potato and Sausage Dinner
    Diana Rattray

    Sliced potatoes and sausage team up in this creamy, cheesy crockpot casserole. Cream of potato soup provides the creaminess and is a good pantry staple to keep on hand.

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    Autumn Bean Soup With Sausage

    bean soup with smoked sausage
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    Use a gourmet chicken sausage or turkey sausage in this soup, or use a spicy andouille or kielbasa. The recipe calls for great northern beans, navy beans, and small red beans, but go ahead and use whatever bean you have on hand.