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Kielbasa Hot Potato Slaw

I like the challenge of cooking lighter meals that pack big flavor. This one, which came from a dear friend, fits the bill. My son rated it a 10 out of 10! —Beverly Batty, Forest Lake, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium red potatoes (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup sliced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients until smooth. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa, potatoes, onion, red pepper and bacon; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until kielbasa is lightly browned.
  • Add water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 6-8 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Add coleslaw; cook, covered, 4-6 minutes longer or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 305 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1529mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Carol
    Mar 12, 2020

    Excellent! I followed this recipe exactly. The sauce is nicely balanced with the sweetness of the honey, the sour taste of the cider vinegar. The beef bouillon adds a nice amount of salt and death of flavor. I made sure the cabbage was a little undercooked, not mushy. This recipe is a keeper.

  • oreo95
    Mar 1, 2020

    Too many flavors, seemed to overpower each other. I did make the recipe exact, but par boiled the potatoes before adding to pan. Also used 1/2 head of cabbage I had leftover. Sauce was good

  • Nancy
    Jan 13, 2020

    We loved this recipe! The slaw ends up tasting more like kraut, with the vinegar and mustard. I left out the red pepper. Leftovers were delicious.

  • Lydia
    Oct 18, 2019

    Some changes I made: I used 6 slices of bacon, then cooked the kielbasa, potatoes, etc. in the bacon grease instead of using vegetable oil. Also added extra salt, pepper and mustard. Served with mustard on top.

  • cindeecee
    Jul 28, 2019

    To us the recipe wasn't all the great. I won't fix it again.

  • mtorchi
    Jul 17, 2019

    The ingredients list is incomplete

  • Mary
    Mar 6, 2019

    No comment left

  • island_gerl
    Nov 14, 2018

    This recipe won’t make it into our regular rotation. It wasn’t BAD, but it wasn’t good enough. Not sure if I will make it again, actually. I don’t know if the flavors just didn’t go well enough together for me or what. Doubled the recipe, which is 4 servings. No way the recipe as is would feed 4 people.

  • Tami
    Oct 1, 2018

    This was really good! I doubled the recipe except for the onion and didn't use bacon as my daughter doesn't like it. Everyone loved it including picky son. The cold leftovers were sooooo good the next day!

  • Laker235
    Sep 28, 2018

    Great recipe followed the directions exactly . My husband loved it and he is very picky. Will make again