Potato Kielbasa Skillet
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 pound red potatoes (3-4 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons water
- 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach
- 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave, covered, on high until potatoes are tender, 3-4 minutes; drain.
- Meanwhile, mix brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, thyme and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion and kielbasa until onion is tender.
- Add potatoes; cook and stir until lightly browned, 3-5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach until wilted. Stir in bacon.
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Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 472 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 873mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.
Jan 30, 2020
Like Meredith, I left out bacon and added beef broth, I also used 2 large links of smoked sausage, I beef keilbasa and 1 link of jalapeno cheese sausage. I did chop up the potatoes into 1 inch cubes, but 3 to 4 minutes in the microwave wasnt nearly enough. I cooked this much longer than the recipe states, as the potatoes took so long to cook through, that was my only hiccup. I made this w/the red potatoes and spinach, and I didnt know how my family would recieve it....I came home from work later that night and 95% of the skillet was gone. A small bowl of it was put aside, that I got to taste and it was delicious. What was more surprising was the fact that my kids ate this, spinach and all. An easy skillet meal we all enjoyed! Doesnt need the bacon.
Jan 15, 2020
This is it. This is the one. I did two things different, I added about half a can of beef broth because I found that the brown sugar/vinegar mixture did not quite juice it up enough, and I omitted the bacon. It probably would have been even better with bacon, but it was phenomenal without. I can't wait for my leftovers today.
Dec 22, 2019
This recipe exceeded my expectations! The flavors came together very nicely. I had expected I would have to add some cabbage, tomato sauce... something else... it was really good on it's own!
Dec 6, 2019
This has become a family favorite! The only adjustments that were made was to use some of the bacon drippings in place of the olive oil and to double the sauce.
Nov 16, 2019
I genuinely can't recommend this recipe enough. It's something my mom used to make as I was growing up, and now as an adult it is one that I make at least a couple times a month. If I don't know what to make, it's my go-to recipe. It's quick and easy to make, extremely flavorful, fairly healthy and balanced, and filling without any side dishes. I have a hard time believing someone WOULDN'T like it.
Nov 14, 2019
I have made this many, many times. Sometimes I substitute chopped cabbage for the spinach if I don't have fresh spinach on hand.
Sep 6, 2019
I have made this numerous times. it is a family favorite now. I also add some shredded parm cheese at the end. Love this
Sep 4, 2019
My husband said it was okay, but didn’t ask that I make it again. I liked the potatoes, but other than that I didn’t care for the dish.
Aug 24, 2019
This has become a family favorite. I use a whole onion and no bacon, hubby and Dad love it.
Aug 17, 2019
My husband said, "Wow! You can make this anytime!" Loved the flavor and it was easy to put together. The sauce is a perfect combination!