May 2, 2014

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash

Keilbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash is an easy to make, healthy and delicious meal that comes together in just 15 minutes, featuring tons of fresh veggies and lean turkey kielbasa.

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash

This is a down home, simple, inexpensive, delicious meal that I love to make. Whenever I see the turkey kielbasa go on sale, I stock up so I can make this for the fam.  With just four main ingredients, it is a no frills kind of recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights or those nights when Momma just don't feel like cookin'.

I started buying the turkey kielbasa and smoked sausage (as opposed to pork or beef) a couple of years ago when I decided to try to start eating and cooking a little healthier post-baby.   Well there was this one night that my husband saw that the package on the counter said turkey.  He started protesting the fact that I was using turkey sausage instead of beef, but I assured him that it was the kind I've always bought and that we, as a family, have all always liked it just fine.  However, to appease him and his beef-driven mind, I told him I'd buy beef next time.

So I did.  And you know what?  I'll never buy it again.

The beef was way too greasy for our liking and was really mushy and unappetizing as a whole.  He admitted I was right.  Woot woot.  Momma knows what she's talking about in the kitchen.

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash

That's not to say I always prefer turkey to beef.  Offer me a slice of turkey or a fat juicy steak and I'm going for the red meat every time, but as far as smoked sausage, kielbasa and even hot dogs for that matter, we're a turkey-lovin' family.  Gobble gobble.

This comes together super quickly and everyone including the 18 month old, 5 year old and us old folk all love it.  Serve it with a nice side salad or some fried eggs and you have a healthy meal that is super yummo!


Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash

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Ingredients
  • 1 (14 ounce) package turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow, red or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 small or 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottomed skillet (I like to use my cast iron), heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the potatoes to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, around 8-10 minutes, stirring a few times to ensure even browning.  
  2. In a separate skillet, brown the sliced kielbasa for around 5 minutes in 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium high heat.  Remove the kielbasa from the pan and set aside.  Add the peppers and onions to the skillet and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.  
  3. Add the cooked potatoes and kielbasa to the skillet with the onions and peppers and mix everything together.  Serve nice and hot!

Notes
  • I use two skillets to make this recipe.  I used to make it in one, but something always came out wrong.  I've learned that when I cook my potatoes in a separate skillet they cook more evenly and stay nice any crispy when they're added to the other ingredients right before serving.
  • Sometimes I'll add some minced garlic to the peppers and onions, but it tastes just as good without it.
  • Source: Moi

50 comments:

  1. Just the thing for a quick dinner. Thought the family would be together tonight but everyone has gone their separate ways. So, yah me! I get to try this yummy new dish with no sharing! LOL!

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    1. Lucky you! Ha! I swear, I could totally eat the whole pan myself. I'm glad you liked it!

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  2. Oooh, I've never had turkey kielbasa but you've totally convinced me! I will look for it on my next grocery run. This looks so comforting and delicious!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

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  3. Looks good! I would totally add mushrooms to this too

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    1. I think mushrooms would be amazing in this dish.

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  4. I am making it with Italian sausage and frozen cubed hash brown potatoes. Almost done and smells amazing. I think this will be a keeper. Thank you!!!

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    1. You are very welcome! I bet it was delish with the Italian sausage!

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  5. I made this Sunday night, YUMMY!!! I also chose to add fresh mushrooms and deleted the green peppers cuz I detest them :)

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  6. I wonder how this would taste with cajun seasoning (one of my favorites for potatoes)?

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    1. Looooove cajun seasoning. Great idea.

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  7. This would also be great with yellow squash and zucchini.

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  8. Made this tonight and it was great! I used sweet potatoes and Cajun seasoning yum!Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. So glad you liked it! I've seen a lot of people on Pinterest saying they sub out sweet potatoes. I'm going to have to try it that way, too!

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  9. My boys LOVE kielbasa and I've been looking for easy ways to jazz it up. Can't wait to try this out! Thank you!

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  10. I just stopped by after seeing your post on the SITS Girls page. This looks super yummy and easy! Every week I do a meal plan and hopefully this will be featured in an upcoming week. Cannot wait to try it!

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  11. What would you pair this with ?

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    1. We usually eat this by itself seeing as it's got some meat, some veggies and a strarch, but it would be awesome served with some fried eggs or a garden salad.

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  12. Can't wait to try this... I'm gonna add some pineapple!

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  13. Can't wait to try this... I'm gonna add some pineapple!

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  14. Love this! When I have left over sweet potato hash; I will heat up & have with a fried egg fr breakfast!

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  15. Do you by chance have the calorie breakdown?

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  16. Made this for dinner last night and it was a hit! Definitely going to add it our to our regular rotation. Thanks!!

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  17. This was awesome!! Huge hit at our house! Everyone ate it - thanks!

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  18. I made this tonight and it was delicious and very easy to make! This recipe is a keeper.

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  19. Which type of potatoes are supposed to be used? I don't cook a lot with potatoes so I am not sure if the recipe is asking for baked potatoes (the big kind) or the little red skinned potatoes? Thanks!

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    1. I've used both, but I prefer to use russet potatoes (the baked potato kind).

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  20. Definatly didn't turn out right idk what happened I seasoned the potatoes they finally got soft but not crispy or anything mushy what did I do wrong someone please email me xshaybabyx at g mail

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    1. Hmmm, maybe your pan was not hot enough? You need a good hot pan and don't stir until they're a little golden on one side.

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  21. Dumb question, but yellow or white onion? And the whole onion?

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    1. I always use yellow onions. Preferably sweet.

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    2. And yes, the whole onion! You can always use less, if it looks like too much for your tastes.

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  22. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. We had it for dinner tonight with Italian turkey sausage and sweet potatoes. It was so good,hubby finished it all leaving no left overs... a rarity in our house. - Sabrina

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  23. This was great! We made this for lunch and all of the kids adored it too!! We followed the recipe closely - only used sweet potato instead of Irish potatoes. Great!

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  24. Thank you for this recipe. It's so rare that I get a 2 thumbs up rating from very person in my family when I try new meals. I made it thinking I'd have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow but no such luck....it's gone!

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  25. This was delish! Paired it with brown rice, loved it. Thank you for the wonderful dinner idea.

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  26. I didn't have a good skillet, so my pan never got hot enough to fry the potatoes, but even a bit mushy this was still good! I needed to double it, so I used 4 potatoes, two whole Green & Red Bell peppers, the whole yellow onion, and 1 package of Turkey and 1 package of Pork/Venison sausage. I also added some fresh garlic and a little chili power & Cumin to the spices. OMG even doubled there wasn't much left (And my husband and I argued over who got the left overs!)

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  27. You just can't beat meals like this! Especially when it's cooked in cast iron! ;)

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  28. Made this tonight and it was so yummy! I added 2 cloves of fresh garlic with the onions and peppers. YUM!!

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  29. Thanks - just made this tonight and it was great! I added a zucchini with the peppers and onions. Almost ate all of it by myself!

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  30. OMG, this was SO good!! The only thing I did different is add a few sliced mushrooms. My husband loved it! We have such a good flavor left in our mouths right now! In the morning I'm going to scramble it with some eggs from my sweet chickens!!! Thank you SO much! I'm so glad I found this recipe!!! :-)

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  31. Loved it. I'm not much for standing over a stove so I roasted my in the oven at 450 degrees for 20 min. Turned out perfect.

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    1. I'd never thought of roasting this dish. Great idea!

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  32. Just thought you should know that this recipe looks so good that I just tried to pin it only to find out I had already done so about a month back!

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  33. This sounds yummy! We're gonna make it tonight!

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  34. Made this for dinner tonight, it was fantastic! Do not hesitate to make this. Followed the recipe exactly, done in 30 minutes flat, thank you!

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