Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

Every family has that one dish that brings back a flood of memories. For my family, it’s the Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes. It’s the dish my grandma used to make when we would visit her during the summer holidays. The aroma of the smoked kielbasa sausage, mixed with the earthiness of the potatoes and the sweetness of the bell peppers, would fill the air, signaling that a feast was about to begin. It was the dish that brought the family together after a long day of activities and always left us craving for more.

Recently, our neighbors came over for dinner, and I decided to prepare this dish for them. They have been so supportive and kind to us, and I wanted to share a bit of my family’s history with them. The dish was a hit! They loved the combination of flavors and appreciated the story behind it. It was a beautiful evening filled with laughter, stories, and delicious food.

How to Prepare Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

Ingredients for Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
– 1 package (16 ounces) smoked kielbasa sausage, cut into chunks
– 6 medium-sized red potatoes, cut into chunks
– 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
– 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips

Directions for Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the kielbasa sausage and potatoes to the pan.
2. Cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are soft, about 25 minutes.
3. Add the bell pepper strips to the pan and continue cooking until the peppers are slightly tender, about 5 minutes.

Can I use green bell peppers instead of red or yellow?

Yes, you can use green bell peppers if you prefer. The original recipe calls for red and yellow bell peppers because they are sweeter, but green bell peppers will work fine and give a different flavor profile.

Can I use a different type of sausage?

Yes, you can use a different type of sausage if you prefer. However, the smoked kielbasa sausage is traditional and gives the dish its unique flavor.

Can I make this dish vegetarian?

Yes, you can make this dish vegetarian by substituting the kielbasa sausage with a vegetarian sausage alternative or by using more vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms.

How can I store the leftovers?

You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the mixture in a pan and cook over medium heat until heated through.

Can I add other vegetables to this dish?

Yes, you can add other vegetables to this dish. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Can I serve this dish with something else?

This dish is quite hearty and can be served on its own. However, you can also serve it with a side of green salad or steamed vegetables if you prefer.

Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 16 ounce package smoked kielbasa sausage, diced
  • 6 medium red potatoes diced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Place kielbasa and potatoes in the pan.
  • Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Mix bell peppers into the pan, and continue cooking until peppers are just tender, 5 minutes.
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