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Confetti Kielbasa Skillet

Here's one of my husband's favorite dishes. When it's in season, substitute fresh corn for frozen. Add a dash of cayenne pepper if you like a little heat. —Sheila Gomez, Shawnee, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 7 ounces smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning blend
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa, onion and mushrooms; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add broth and seasoning blend, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook 2-3 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 347 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 692mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • Deb
    Mar 22, 2020

    This is fabulous. My husband requests it. I didn't have the herb blend the first time so I use a bit of parsley and garlic powder. I have since made it with the herb blend and I don't think it made a difference. The other ingredients make the flavor.

  • stumpymeadows
    Mar 25, 2019

    Want to give this a try, but what would you substitute for the Mrs. Dash seasoning blend; just hate to spend the money on something I may not ever use again when I have a full cabinet of various seasonings. Thanks!!!

  • Stephanie
    Jun 18, 2018

    It's so good!

  • robbrd
    Feb 25, 2018

    We loved this skillet meal!

  • badcooktrying
    Aug 4, 2017

    DELICIOUS. I added a little over 1Lb of the meat and added 3t cayenne pepper. It was great!

  • rwippel
    Jun 22, 2017

    This is probably one of the fastest meals I've ever made and I even doubles the recipe. It's surprising how much flavor you can get out of so few ingredients.

  • SallySFB
    Apr 16, 2017

    So many different flavors! We loved it!!

  • bigguyosu
    Apr 14, 2017

    I just made this for my son and his girlfriend. We all loved it! My only adjustment was increasing the amount of sausage to one pound. And they liked shredded cheese on it.

  • pastiepie
    Apr 21, 2016

    Very tasty!

  • PrplMonky5
    Nov 11, 2015

    The chicken broth I had on hand had gone bad so I used beef broth instead. Still tasted good! Both my husband and I agreed that it could use just a bit more meat. Next time I will cut the kielbasa slices in half. I may also back off on the beans a bit. I also found that it needed something extra. Maybe just a bit more salt or some other spice. Either way, I'll be making this again. Very easy!Update: I made this again tonight with a few changes. I used fresh sweet red pepper instead of the roasted, and cooked it with the onions. I used the same amount of meat but cutting it in half really helped disperse it out more. I did back off the beans a little like I thought I should and that was great! Instead of brown rice, I actually used long grain and wild rice I had leftover in the fridge (which I had made with the seasoning packet). The flavor of the rice with the other spices was GREAT!!! I think I'll be making it with that kind of rice from now on.