Winter seems to have set in, and garden fresh produce is a thing of the past now, until spring comes again. So it’s time to get out our root vegetables and enjoy them in some heartier winter meals. Root vegetables pair well with lots of different meats, but today I’d like to focus on Kielbasa.

Kielbasa is a type of ring bologna that varies by region of production. This type of smoked sausage is usually made from pork but can also have beef, poultry or lamb added, depending on the origin of the recipe. The most popular Kielbasa is call Kielbasa Polska or Polish Sausage.

Kielbasa pairs beautifully with pastas, root vegetables and even Sauer Kraut. But today I’m going to show you how a make a quick one dish hash out of Kielbasa, potatoes, onions and peppers.


Kielbasa Hash w/ Potatoes, Onions and Peppers
Author: Jennifer M Wood, MS, RDN
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 (14 oz.) pkg. Kielbasa, cut into small slices
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 large baking potatoes, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • hot pepper sauce, if desired
  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add Kielbasa and cook until golden brown: remove from pan. Add the remaining olive oil, potatoes, peppers and onions to pan. Continue cooking over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown. Add the Kielbasa back to the pan and season with salt, pepper and pepper sauce, as desired; heat through.

Serve this in a pretty dish with some crusty bread for a complete meal and there you have it, A Nutritious Dish…in a matter of minutes!