Potato Kielbasa Skillet Recipe
- 1 pound red potatoes (3-4 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons water
- 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
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach
- 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave, covered, on high until potatoes are tender, 3-4 minutes; drain.
- 2. 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.
- 3. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
1-1/2 cups: 472 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 873mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.
Reviews for Potato Kielbasa Skillet
"I added nothing to this. I just cooked it exactly like it was written. It is so good. One of my favorite meals, and so easy to make."
"I really like the unique flavor combination of this recipe with the vinegar, mustard and sugar. However, the recipe is wrong on the potatoes. I've made this recipe in three different locations (read: three different microwaves), and the potatoes are still completely raw and hard after 3-4 minutes. I've never had it take less than three four minute bouts in the microwave, stirring after each."
"Superb meal. Adding it to our recipe repertoire!"
"Loved it. I did not have Dijon mustard, so I used 1 tsp ground mustard."
"My 13 year old make this for dinner last night! We loved it"
"I cooked the diced potato in the skillet until almost soft instead of microwaving. Added some salt and pepper.I also added 3 garlic cloves, and 2tbs of butter with the onions. Amazing! Will definitely make again"
"Our family thought it was OK. I won't make it again."
"I was looking for something different to do with kielbasa. I doubled the ingredients and the only change I made was to add a chopped red pepper and omitted the thyme. It was really good. The sauce pulled it all together. I'm definitely going to make this again."
"This is one of our favorites. We normally omit the bacon and thyme. Skip microwaving the potatoes and just cook them in the skillet first with a little oil or butter (just enough to keep them from sticking) When they are almost done, add kielbasa and onion and proceed per recipe. Also you do need to season the potatoes with a little salt and pepper. I use either spinach, swiss chard, or mustard greens - depending on what I have ready from the garden!We never have leftovers!"
"We liked this. I wasn't sure about this one, but the picture looked good."
"This was so good! It reminded me of German potato salad. I will definitely make this again. My hubby loved it too!"
"Roast the potatoes, after microwaving and draining, in a 425 oven using the bacon fat to crisp and brown, Cook the kielbasa and onions without oil. The fat that renders from the kielbasa is more than sufficient. I also added a little garlic and red pepper flake. Very tasty!"
"Even my 3 year old loved it."
"Didn't turn out quite like I thought it would, but it has a real good flavor! My kids were very stand off-ish, but even they gobbled it up once they got past the strange look."
"We thought this dish was pretty interesting, but too sweet for our tastes. To cut back some of the grease other reviewers talked about, I baked the cubed potatoes in the oven with a little bacon grease to get them brown and crisp. I also cooked the kielbasa with the onions and then drained off the grease before adding the potatoes. It was still pretty greasy. I thought the leftovers would be better the next day, but to us they were not as good as the first day, so I will not be making this dish again."
"The combination of mustard, vinegar and brown sugar made it very good."
"I thought this dish was okay but not great. I followed the instructions exactly but ended up with a bit of a soggy, greasy mess. I'd cooked the bacon separately, and really think this recipe would work better if the kielbasa and onions were cooked and browned then put aside. Once the potatoes were added to the pan it was the end of anything browning. I might try it again if I don't find a different recipe that seems to be a bit more reliable. Also... If your not a fan of sweet over salty, cut the sugar in half."
"I thought it was great. I knew I already didn't like thyme so I hated to omit it. So I used half as much. Instead of using oil I used the bacon grease I got from my bacon. I will definitely make again. YUM!"
"Wasn't terrible but I don't plan on making it again"
"This is a very tasty dish..I loved it..I didn't add the thyme or the cider vinegar but added some crushed red hot peppers to add a little spice and it taste great!"
"The dried thyme overpowered the entire dish, I would skip it altogether when I make it again."
"I would give this recipe a 3 and my husband would give it a 5, so average is a 4. My husband really liked it obviously, but the "sauce" wasn't what I was expecting. I guess it was just too vinegar-y for me. It's hard to put my finger on. I also thought that it made a lot, more than 4 servings. Also, I couldn't get 4 cups of fresh spinach to even fit in the pan with everything else, so I only used about 2.5 - 3. Still looked like the picture above. I think next time I'll add in the green pepper and garlic that someone mentioned and see if I like it better."
"Not our favorite!"
"easy and delicious"
"This recipe was super easy to make and it tasted delicious!! I was concerned about using apple cider vinegar, but you couldn't taste it. I used regular yellow mustard because that's all I had on hand. You couldn't taste the mustard either. I had a little piece of green pepper that I sauteed with the red onion. Oh, I also used the vegan Kielbasa that comes four in a package and a packet of crushed red peppers and a few dashes of granulated garlic powder. I have already e-mailed this recipe to my Mom. I will make this again. The taste was great!"
"This recipe was easy and tasted great."
"I really liked this recipe but it was different from most anything I have fixed before. I substituted frozen green beans because my husband can't stand spinach and it still tasted good. I will make it again I'm just not used to the vinegar brown sugar mixture."
"Wasn't sure my family would like this, but wanted to try something new. The only problem was I didn't make enough. Everyone devoured it and wanted more. Did not add spinich, but I could see this as a cold summer salad as well."
"I made this the other day and it was very good! I, too, added a bit more spinach. I will be making this again in the future!"
"A family favorite! We use twice the spinach though and don't add the bacon (it's so good without it that we'll just save the bacon for another day)."
"I seldom write reviews but this dish was great!. The whole family liked it. I have only one change I would make and that is to increase the amount of spinach because we love spinach. The amount the recipe calls for is more like a garnish. We used a venisen pork sausage but any sausage would be good. I would like to try it with the chicken Apple Sausage too. Yum! This will definately stay in our rotation."
"This was great! Since my husband does not like spinach, I used broccoli instead. It has now moved up to the top of hubby’s favorites list! Will definitely make many times!"
"Very good. Used turkey sausage and omitted bacon (gone before I made meal). Husband is not a big fan of sausage but I noticed he went back for a third helping. :)"
"I seriously never give feedback from recipes I find online but this was great! I did omit the bacon only because I didn't have any but I'm sure it would be great in this. I added bell pepper be ause my hubby likes it and saut?d it with the onions. Great recipe though!"
"Not sure why this has so many bad reviews; we make this often as a quick or short notice meal since we usually have everything on hand. I use sausages from our farmers market and I slice the potatoes rather than cubing them. I also omit the bacon. We like to add Hickory Farms sweet mustard in addition to Dijon mustard and I will double or triple the sauce ingredients.I use frozen pepper and onion strips to save a bit of time. I saute the potatoes in the skillet until soft-ish and slightly browned rather than microwaving them."
"My daughter's love kielbasa my husband...not a huge fan but with this dish. Everyone wins!!! The only thing I do differently is I roast the potatoes and onions in the oven with some seasoning and olive oil. It gives the dish a nice crunch and I much prefer it over the soggy potatoes! Fantastic recipe!"
"I will definitely make this again. The sauce is a nice twist. I think you can get by without the bacon and it will still be very nice!"
"Used Eckrich Bacon and cheddar skinless smoked sausage it was really good family liked it. Didn't have spinach so used broccoli.Will make again."
"I didn't add the bacon; I think it would have been too much. It turned out wonderfully!"
"Delicious as is or tweaked to your own tastes. I didn't have spinach but did have 1/2 head of Napa cabbage so I diced it up and used that instead. Also added 2 cloves of minced garlic. All I had in the way of potatoes was a good pound of multi colored fingerling potatoes so I cut them in chunks and used those. I buy smoked sausage in bulk and used a full pound which I browned for a few mins before adding the onion and garlic. The combination of the brown sugar and vinegar brought all of the flavors together so well. This doesn't make 4 servings though, we got 2 nice hearty size servings out the recipe and it is something that we're going to have on a regular basis."
"Absolutely delicious!!! It was a hit with the whole family."
"This was awesome!! I did brown the smoked sausage, onions and potatoes in the bacon grease for at least 45 minutes; otherwise didn't change a thing. Sauce was like German potato salad. Added to my favorite recipes book!"
"The flavors were good and it was easy to prepare, but when my husband doesn't like it the rating goes down."
"My husband thought this was horribble"
"This is a great recipe as written! It is also a great recipe to start with and adapt to you families tastes and what you have on hand. I usually add green and red bell peppers for taste and color."
"Tasty but it really doesn't need bacon as the sausage overshadows it."
"Tasty recipe. Next time I will use half the mustard. All other ingredients are fine. The final result was a tasty meal. For a dinner, this recipe will feed three adults. I had it for lunch; four servings were accurate."
"Have made this for years. Super quick and tasty. Have never used any seasonings or spinach and bacon. I add steamed cabbage. The whole family likes!"
"This was so good. I didn't have any spinach, so left that out and the bacon. I just served mixed vegetables on the side and it was still yummy!! Will definitely make again and again. Thank you for sharing."
"I remember my mom making this many, many years ago and I loved it alot. I don't eat kielbasa anymore because I have switched my food habits. I am married though to a meat lover. I try to come up with different meals for him that he can heat up at nighttime when he returns home from work. I LOVE making this dish for him. I suppose with the way he eats it I should double the recipe. Awesome recipe and according to him.."Never change a thing". :)"
"Love this recipe however, I use a green pepper and red pepper instead of the spinach. Just add the peppers and bacon after the potatoes have browned, cook until slightly tender then continue with the recipe."
"I used turkey smoked sausage and cut back on the fat and calories significantly."
"I make a variation of this often because we love kielbasa. This is almost a German potato salad which I love too. I use agave or sugar sub and it is essential for balance when one uses vinegar in the dressing. Thanks for this variation. : )"
"I also thought bacon was overkill so I did not use it. I love thyme but even that didn't make this a winner. Husband hated it."
"When Insaw this photo comfort food came to mind! I just made it and it was better than I expected! Perfect meal on a cold winter night."
"This was amazingly good. I just boiled my potatoes, old school, and they were a little overcooked, but ok. The taste reminds me of german potato salad."
"Made according to directions with two exceptions, I used uncured turkey Kielbasa, and did not add any bacon. The bacon seemed like overkill. This was flavorful enough without bacon. Oh yeah, I did not measure the spinach and probably used more than 4 cups. Four cups is not much when it is cooked."
"I tweeked it....I cooked the bacon first....par cooked potatoes first then added in the bacon fat....end of recipe also added chopped apples...."
"It was pretty good. I would make again."
"Found this recipe a year ago and loved it . Bet I've made it a dozen timesEspecially since then"
"Made just as written, would use bacon grease next time, also more spinach. Was wonderful,definitely a keeper"
"Haven't tasted this yet but man it looks good"
"This dish is delicious. BUT, do not add any sugar at all. It is wonderful without the sugar and it is not needed to offset the vinegar & mustard. Plus, no one needs the additional sugar in their diet. I didn't use any oil either. It's not needed, unless your sausage is extremely lean or you don't use a non-stick skillet. I had no problem with the spinach turning out slimy. (possibly because I left out the oil & sugar?) My family doesn't care for kielbasa. So, I use a different type of link sausage my family enjoys."
"Very easy recipe. I liked this very much. Will make this again."
"This recipe is really simple to make and not expensive. My husband really enjoyed it."
"Love this recipe! Sauce is fantastic!! Didn't use spinach-saute cabbage with onions-thanks for sharing,this is a keeper"
"My family really liked this dish. I double the recipe because I had so much Kielbasa. I didn't have apple cider vinegar, so I used one Tbs balsamic and 3 Tbs of Robusto Italian Dressing. It really was amazing."
"This reminded me of a dish my grandma used to make. Instead of the spinach I added caraway flavored sauerkraut."
"I used broccoli because I had it and not spinach. Very good."
"The family loved it"
"This recipe is so easy and delicious. Today I tried it with kale instead of spinach, equally good. I did double the sauce though."
"This was very tasty. The combination of all the flavors was really good. It was also very hearty."
"Great flavor! The sauce made all the difference from the kielbasa recipes I've cooked before. Pretty much followed recipe except sauteed onion with some green pepper in the bacon grease and used a Bavarian seasoning mix rather than thyme. Family loved it!"
"I have never taken the time to submit a review, but this is too good to ignore. Excellent dish and so easy to make. I don't add the spinach or bacon and this is one dish that everyone looks forward to. Love when my daughter walks in after school and says, "Please tell me that is sausage skillet I smell!""
"Just made this tonight.. We LOVED it!! Doubled it for our family and we have no left overs. Even my picky grand-daughter ate it up. Not a fan of thyme, so I added parsley. The tangy sweetness of the sauce works so well. If your like me and "don't like mustard", I must say DO NOT skip the dijon in the sauce. I would have liked more sauce, as it was a little dry but the flavors definitely have us hooked!!"
"Simple and delicious! We had no leftovers, made two servings for two hungry adults. I only made very minor adjustments. Three slices of bacon was plenty, fried the ingredients in the bacon drippings instead of using olive oil, didn't use any thyme, added salt. I overcooked my potatoes accidentally so they came out a bit mushy but it was still very good."
"Absolutely a wonderful dish. I use Andouille sausage just for extra flavor."
"My family loved it! They said this was a keeper. I made it just as the recipe said, no changes."
"Excellent!! The hubby loved it and has requested I make it again. Defiantly a keeper!"
"My family thought this was great!"
"easy to make and great flavors. Will definitely make again."
"I made this last night and I thought it was great! Only had one package kielbasa (14 ounces) so I used a little more russet potatoes (1.5 lb). the potatoes took quite a while to soften in the microwave and did begin to lose their shape towards the end of assembly. I think gold potatoes would work better here, since they don't fall apart. I did NOT like the slimy texture of the wilted spinach; I think next time, I'll try cabbage or kale instead. Used a little less sugar than the sauce called for and made 1.5X the original sauce amount, despite halving the other ingredients. I also added sweet basil and red pepper flakes to round the sauce out. I thought this meal was fantastic and can't wait to make it again! I agree with other reviewers that many veggies would make a nice addition (corn, green beans, bell peppers, carrots, etc). Thanks for the great recipe!"
"While this meal takes a little more prep than then average, family-on-the-go meal may require, it is worth every second you put into it and more. The tastes delivered are out-of-this-world good. I'm planning to try it next time with some apple cut up in it."
"I use turkey sausage to lighten it and it's always delicious. If you cut your potatoes small, you don't have to cook them separate, just throw them in the pan at the beginning."
"Try subbing in white cooking wine for the vinegar, basil for the thyme, and onion powder for the onions or if you don't have any on hand, grey poupon for the dijon mustard, and vegetables you like (I added peas); I didn't have any bacon. Turned out on the sweet side and was delicious."
"I love this but nobody does. So when I make this I have to make something they love. I think this is good. Try it."
"Delicious! I toned down the thyme a bit, but otherwise it was perfect."
"We loved this! Great flavor. I wouldn't change a thing."
"I love kielbasa & kale but this recipe is a ZERO in taste. No flavor, it was absolutely dry, saltless..... JUST A WASTE OF TIME & MONEY !!!"
"This was okay..."
"This was great!! I subbed cabbage for the spinach because that's what I had on hand. Love the sweet/tart flavor from the vinegar & brown sugar!"
"We love this. No changes to it. it is perfect."
"This recipe has been floating around for a long time because I've been making it for a long time and I'm old. My kids are in their 30s and they ate this growing up. I usually use 1 1/2 lbs of potatoes cubed and only par cooked in the micro for about 2 mins. I finish them off in a hot frying pan with about 2 tbs of bacon fat, turning them so all sides are golden brown. After the potatoes are done I remove them and give the pan a good scraping leaving the scrapings in the pan and then add a good full pound plus of smoked sausage. We like larger portions of meat. I add the onions and 1 clove of garlic minced when the sausage is half way done. I also use whole grain mustard instead of Dijon. After everything is in the pan I pour in 1/4 cup or so of white wine. For a variation I've been known to add a couple tbs or so of bbq sauce You can use whatever veggies or combo of veggies you like, Napa cabbage is my favorite You can also serve it with or without the bacon. Now that the kids are grown I still make the same amount and know what we're having for dinner tomorrow night."
"I made this for me family of 4. And they loved it. I liked it so much I took left overs to work and it smelled so good my boss had me make it for everyone at work all my Co workers begged for the recipe"
"Wonderful and easy to make! I omitted the bacon, and added broccoli in addition to the spinach, which was delicious. Next time I'll add more! I also doubled the sauce. After cooking it on the stove, I put it on a cookie sheet in the oven to keep warm until dinner. I will definitely make this again soon!"
"I made it exactly as written, except I left the bacon out and added green bell peppers. It is DELICIOUS. Since I had company coming, I put it on a cookie sheet to keep warm in the oven and that kept the potatoes crispy. it was even better the next day."
"This recipe came out great...i just made a few changes from other reviews i omited the spinach and added green pepper and doubled the sauce came out exactly as picture definetely making again soon even passed it on to my mom"
"Everyone loved it!!! 6 kids and hubby inhaled in 5 mins."
"Used sweet and white potato, kielbasa and chorizo, red pepper and seeded zucchini, onion, chopped spinach and chopped kale. Used bacon fat. Dressing is delicious!"
"Really enjoyed this recipe. It did need a bit of salt for the potatoes in my opinion. red bell peppers were a nice addition."
"My husband and I really like it."
"You have to like the sweet and tart taste"
"Very good and easy. I didn't have cider vinegar so I used red wine vinegar instead. Probably didn't make a difference. I think I'll make more of the sauce next time since it seemed a little skimpy. I also used precooked bacon which saved me the hassle of having to fry some up. Will definitely make again. Good old comfort food."
"My family loves this. the little ones are crazy about the sauce so i just add the sauce last and scoop out the meat potatoes and spinach and everyone is a happy camper."
"easy weeknight recipe! Love the slightly tangy sauce - it really pulls it all together. I agree that more spinach is a good idea."
"This is so good and easy to prepare! Made it exactly as stated. My family likes extra spinach in recipes so I'll increase the amount next time. I'm also going to double the recipe because it's just that good!"
"I made this with what I had left in my pantry. It turned out GREAT! I had to change it up a bit, because I didn't have any vinegar, bacon, spinach, or thyme. To compensate, I added green and red bell peppers (which made it fantastic!), about a teaspoon of soy sauce, about a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce, a teaspoon of minced garlic, and some seasoned salt. I know it's a lot of substitutions, but I was missing so much I had to make up for it! lol. It turned out delicious, though! :)"
"Missing salt in the recipe--I don't think it needs a lot, just a dash. Otherwise, it's a good dish."
"I made this for dinner last night. It was really easy but not my favorite dish I've ever made. My husband really liked it but picked out all the spinach because it was a little over done for him. Next time I'll try broccoli like some other people suggested. I think that would be much better, personally."
"The tangy, autumny taste was unusual, but good. Will definitely make again. It was so easy!"
"Being on a low carb diet potatoes are out for me so I use, beef smoked sausage kielbasa cut into coins ,1 chopped onion, 1 sliced yellow summer squash, 1 sliced zucchini, a chopped carrot, 2 ribs of celery chopped, 1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed, 1/4 c. frozen peas, 1/4 c. frozen corn and a whole bag of baby spinach. The herbs I use are marjoram, lemon thyme, oregano, chives, and garlic.Excellent, filling meal that is good for you too, with plenty of left overs that are even better the next day.I haven't tried it with the bacon, brown sugar, mustard and vinegar. Will have to try that version next time, but I will definitely keep my summer veggies. :)"
"Fun & easy but messy looking. I changed the spinach to red pepper and carrots, sauteed with the kielbasa. Add a little cheese or hot sauce for extra flavor."
"My family loved this recipe! Even my daughter who rarely eats anything twice went back for seconds and had it again the following night! I added shredded mozzarella and it was delicious."
"easy to make & was a big hit!"
"We really enjoyed this recipe without altering it!"
"Make this about once a month...It's a family favorite!"
"We loved this recipe! I also brown the potatoes separately so they're nice and crisp. Forgot the spinach last time but will remember to add it tonight when I make it again. We're really looking forward to having this again and it's great reheated the next day."
"My family loved it!"
"I thought it was decent, but my family did not like it, they all said it was too sweet. The sausage and spinach flavor didn't stand out enough. While my family did not like it, I want to like it, maybe I will reduce the brown sugar and cider vinegar."
"Simple & the whole family enjoyed it."
"Made as is. Excellent!! Highly recommend!"
"I have made this delicious meal several times. My family all likes it. I leave out the bacon. I fix twice the potatoes and double the sauce. Yum!!"
"I really didn't think I'd like this cause I'm not a fan of sausage of any kind, but I have to say I really did like it! I used turkey sausage instead, since it was 60% less fat. I will be making it again!"
"This was delicious. I am a recipe blogger so I test and try a LOT of recipes, this one was a winner. easy, filling, and delicious. I made a few changes that I feel improved the flavor but use whatever ingredients you like. I chose a beer brat instead of Kielbasa, Kale instead of spinach, and brown mustard instead of dijon. But it's a basic technique, meat and vegetables could be swapped in and out for whatever your family enjoys. It reminds me of my mother's German Potato salad."
"I liked it, the vinegar give it quite a unique taste that not everybody was sure about all into the liking it.And yeah I used real bacon bits also, it was easier. =)"
"Delicious! Used bacon bits because it was easier."
"I love this recipe, instead of using spinach, I used broccoli. This is just a basic recipe. Use your imagination with it. I also put my potatoes after boiling them in the oven to make it crispy. Just do what you feel, it will turn out great!"
"This was excellent! My husband didn't like the spinach, but other than that he liked it (which is rare!)."
"great taste , nutritous"
"The Fam loved it! I did change it up a little bit. I boiled the potatoes for @ 10 min, cut them up, put them in a 13x9 coated generously with coconut oil, tossed them to coat, placed in broiler until crispy tossing every min or two to even the crisp. Sprinkled 1/2 C Gouda cheese on top of the potatoes then spooned the spinach/kielbasa/bacon mixture on top. Serve immediately. Loved it!"
"Fantastic. Don't think twice. I added a green pepper just because."
"This recipe is one of our favorites! I add a little more bacon because my husband requested it and it's perfect! I've even used smoked sausage and white potatoes when I've not had kielbasa or red skin potatoes."
"Made this several times, 1 of our favorites."
"I am a good cook and always looking for good recipes. This is not a good recipe. Sorry. The end result has good flavor but the finished food is mushy. It is not worthwhile to redo this recipe as it would just become a brand new recipe. Bottom line: Crisp cook the potatoes then add the sauce, then reheat quickly. I would recommend finding another recipe as this one is a fail to me."
"My family loved this meal. I did not have any thyme so I replaced it with basil and I omitted the spinach altogether. Turned out perfectly, perfect balance of flavor!"
"Next time I would add a touch of olive oil to the potatoes and broil them for a few minutes to make them crispy before adding them to the mixture and possibly use a little less kielbasa. Also, I reduced the brown sugar to 1 Tablespoon. Otherwise it was a good recipe, fairly easy to put together, and enjoyed by all."
"Loved this recipe will definitely be using it again!!!!"
"this is delicious you have to try it!"
"It came out just a bit sweeter than we like. Next time I would only use one tablespoon of sugar. Other than that it was quick and delicious."
"My family loves this. My son, who does not like spinach, will have 2 helpings!!!"
"OMGosh! This recipe is FANTASTIC! I will be printing this off and putting it in my recipe book. I love one skillet meals and this one is the bomb. I plan on making this a lot more often. I definitely recommend cooking it in a cast iron skillet."
"This is delicious! I have made it twice already and am making again tonight for dinner. Even my three year old eats his whole plate!"
"I made this dish for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I did, however, take a short cut and used a 28oz Delmonte diced potatoes. It was great and made my family happy to eat it."
"What a nice recipe to pull out when dinner is in a hurry! Great flavors - just perfect. My college boys love new potatoes and spinach. I had some nitrate free bacon already cooked in the fridge, so that made it really convenient. I love the wilted spinach and the German style dressing. I will definitely make this again. Thanks TOH Test Kitchen!"
"easy, and amazingly delicious. I've made it twice already and my boyfriend and I never leave leftovers!"
"I made the recipe as directed in the recipe. The sauce was a little too sweet for my hubby but he thought the food combination was excellent. I used the bacon drippings to cook the onions. Very tasty!"
"My family really enjoyed this recipe. It was really quick to make. We did change the recipe slightly by cooking the sausage and then carmelizing the onion. We will definitely make again."
"The skillet was surprisingly tasty. It had good flavor, but the texture was slightly mushy. I would crisp the potatoes a bit more in order to give it a little bit more texture."
"I got thumbs up (literally) from full mouths with so solicitation. easy and it has great flavor. With the exception of the fresh spinach (which I can pick up on the way home), I usually have all of the other ingredients on hand. Will make this many times over. Hint: I keep a jar/bag of ?Real Bacon? in the refrigerator at all times. 1 t. = 1 slice of bacon. This cuts down on the cooking time."
"This dish is kind of a lot of money and not very tasty"
"I also dbld. the sauce, and I used HillShire- Farms HOT sausage.Perfect, not to spicy."
"Forgot to mention that I double the sauce as the recipe doesn't make nearly enough. Also, I have used apple juice with some white vinegar when I don't have the cider vinegar handy and it works well."
"<p>I found this recipe a while back and have made it quite a bit. I have done it with and without bacon and prefer it without. I add lots more spinach to add color and nutrition. easy and delicious.</p>"
"We found this recipe on this site some time ago and tried it and absolutely love it. No tweeking needed."
"I thought that this was wonderfully easy and delicious I have made it several times since i got the recipe,"
"I use honey mustard instead. This has become a family fave! Even my picky picky kids eat it! I usually leave out the bacon when I don't feel like messing with cooking it. DELISH!"
"One of my "Go to" recipes when there isn't anything else running through my brain, or when I just want something easy! My husband and I both love it. Leftovers are just as fantastic when reheated in the oven with a bit of Parmesan cheese!"
"My family loved this dish! I cannot get away with anything 'green' in a meal, so I skipped the spinach, and served a veggie on the side instead. I also used 4 Tbsp. brown sugar to make this a bit sweeter. I will be making this again!"
"I really wanted to like this recipe! I had leftover kielbasa to use up, and always have potatoes as my dad works on a potato farm, so this seemed too good to be true. Unfortunately, it was. My potatoes never browned nicely, and the sauce smelled quite vinegary, even though I made sure to use dijon (not yellow) mustard and apple cider as it is more mellow. I didn't add the spinach as my husband doesn't care for it. Instead, I added some carrots for color. I think it was the sauce that was the most disappointing, so I'm going to work with the base ingredients and go from there. Maybe I will substitute some butternut squash or sweet potato for some of the potatoes.I hope other people have better luck with this recipe that I!"
"This was so good. This time I added a little more spinach since we love it and it seems to disappear. I also cooked my bacon first and then browned my cooked potatoes in the bacon grease. It added a nice touch to the meal."
"My family loved this. I used a little over a tablespoon of vinegar and did 2lbs of potatoes which I microwaved for 10 minutes in a steamer and it was perfect."
"I didn't follow the directions for the potatoes but definitely will next time. My potatoes weren't cooked as tender as I like them. The overall dish had a very nice taste to it, I really liked the sweetness."
"I made this a couple of nights ago and my boyfriend loved this, he told me that when I make it again to triple it. I did cut the vinegar in half and used a little more mustard and spices"
"This is great. Reheats really well to"
"I don't know what rennay86 did wrong, but it had to be something, because I make this fairly often as it is so well liked here. I don't smell vinegar, and the potatoes hold up well....not mushy. And the kielbasa browns when sauted with the onion. Oh, well. The only thing I do differently is boil the potatoes on the stove.....I don't like microwaved stuff. I also triple the sauce ingredients because as written, just not enough. Leftovers are just as good."
"Made this recipe exactly as it's written. Will not make again. Neither I or my husband liked it."
"This has turned into on our family's favorite weekday dinners! Even the non-veggie-lovers love it."
"Slight modifications. I used russett potatoes because I didn't have red ones on hand, and I used probably closer to two pounds. I also used bacon bits because I didn't have fresh bacon. Other than that, I used the ingredients listed. I don't like using a microwave, so I par-boiled the diced potatoes, drained them, and put them in a separate pan with butter, salt, and pepper to brown them. This is because I forgot to look at the directions and had already added the bacon bits, vinegar, brown sugar, and other condiments/spices. So, I added the potatoes and spinach leaves, mixed it well, and let it cook a few minutes until the spinach was wilted. The meal was a hit! The kids loved it. I'll have to triple the ingredients next time so there is enough for everyone to have second helpings! So even if you mess up on a few things (like I did) this recipe still works. Two tablespoons of vinegar was not too much, but if you're worried, start with one tbsp and then taste the dish before adding the 2nd."
"quick and delicious. Just don't overcook the potatoes in the micro like I did!"
"I substituted kale for the spinach and used Tofurkey kielbasa. It was awesome!"
"DH and I loved this! It reminded us of a meal we ate at the Biergarten restaurant in Epcot! I cooked my potatoes longer b/c I don't like hard potatoes and I added additional salt. I also used less spinach b/c my kids hate green food:)"
"Tried this tonight for the first time since the only thing we had left in the fridge was kielbasa and some potatoes... I will never make this again. The whole place reeked of vinegar, the potatoes just turned to a mush and the kielbasa never browned because the potatoes made a mush gravy. The sauce tasted nothing like a sauce... the vinegar was way overpowering! I am very disappointed after reading how other's reviewed this I was looking forward to a hearty tasty meal for the family. Looks like we'll be ordering pizza tonight."
"Not impressed..too much salty sausage for the amount of potatoes, potatoes too mushy, not enough sauce for the amount of potatoes so there was nothing to 'boil'...very disappointed."
"Taste was nasty. All i could taste was the thyme and vinegar."
"Love that this is quick & easy to make. I omitted the spinach & bacon. The sauce has a nice taste to it. Just made it for the 2nd time & used both the spinach & bacon & followed the recipe exactly. My potatoes needed to cook a minute or 2 longer in the microwave to get them tender. Other than that, it was perfect! Will definitely make it with the spinach & bacon from now on."
"I think this would be great with left-over brats also. Loved the mild tang of the sauce. Family wants me to make it again..."
"I absolutely love this recipe! It has a unique but wonderful flavor and even my picky husband ate two servings!"
"This is a great base recipe - I followed exactly for the sauce, but added one can of cannellini beans and about 6oz of sliced baby bella mushrooms. The bacon doesn't add much unless you make it crispy (which I didn't, since all I had was thick-cut strips), so next time I will either use thinner bacon or omit the bacon altogether in favor of a 1/2 lb of sage breakfast sausage. More meat is a must!"
"We love this recipe, but don't care for the spinach... I add sliced carrots instead. I brown the carrots and potatoes first, then add the kielbasa."
"My 93 year old father is a very picky eater and he loved this meal. It is definately a make again recipe. I used turkey Kielbasa because I felt it is a better choice for our family."
"I omitted the spinach and onions (picky boyfriend) but this was delicious nonetheless. I have made it countless times since we first tried it, and it never gets old! As a bonus - we had some left over while camping, and it was delicious served on top of scrambled eggs for breakfast in the morning, with a bit of shredded cheddar cheese to garnish."
"Taste great.......My family loves this dish"
"I've made this several times. I use Honey Mustard - my extremly picky kids even eat this! LOVE IT!"
"Next time I will double this! My whole family loved it (once my 5 yr old got over the wilted spinach :)!"
"very good flavor, and pleasing to the eye."
"This was sweet, but not too sweet, and very delicious. I did not put the spinach in it, though, because I do not like spinach, but still turned out very good."
"i agree, too sweet."
"Husband and kids love it!!!!!Didnt use the spinach insted used 1/2 lb. cut green beens"
"This recipe was super sweet, and there was so much spinach! I do not want to make this again :("
"Only thing I changed was using good Texas Hill country sausage instead of Kielbasa and I cooked my potatoes in the bacon drippings left from the 3 strips I fried. Next time I'll salt the potatoes when I start cooking them since the finished product lacked flavor, which surprised me. Doubling the sauce ingredients (except the oil) would be a consideration. More spinach wouldn't hurt, either. Otherwise, good for a quick meal."
"delicious, comforting and simple"
"it sounded so good, but we found it rather bland. disappointing."
"Making this again tonight!! My kids and husband loved it. Great flavor and so easy!"
"Great recipe and now a family favorite. I use smoked sausage instead and double the recipe for my large family. Highly recommend it!"
"This is one of our favorite recipes. The dijon mustard adds a great kick to the dish. I leave out the bacon to save on calories & sodium and I use yukon gold potatoes instead of reds (just cook them a few minutes longer)."
"Absolutely loved this recipe. The combination of flavors is so tantilizing. Calorie count is pretty high per serving but you have all three major food groups in one dish. So. guess it's not so bad."
"My hubby loves this recipe! I put my own twist into it by using potato o'brien instead of cooking red potatoes. It came out flavorful. I only put a few tablespoons of the sauce while I was sauteeing the potato o'brien so as not too make it soggy. I set aside the remaining sauce in a small bowl to be served by the table. I also cut the amount of sugar to just one tablespoon as the other reviewer commented it's too sweet if following the original amount. I also follow the suggestion of using a spicy brown mustard. It came out great and will definitely do this again:) Thanks for sharing!"
"I rated it a bit low only because the sauce was entirely too sweet and I only used 1/3 cup of sugar. Next time I make it I am going to use 1/8 of a cup. Also I am cutting the sauce by 8 oz. It was a bit too "gloppy." Other than those criticisms, we liked the dish. Oh, I also added several turkey meatballs as one family member is not keen on kielbasa."
"This recipe is yummy! Its a great way to get kids to eat healthy and they dont even know it:)"
"I always follow the recipe the first time I make things, just to be sure. While I will definitely make this again, I will be cooking the potatoes in a pot on the stove. Other than that, it was very good. My husband, who doesn't really like kielbasa sausage, loved it and requested I make it again. I did forget the bacon, but it was delicious without it and definitely doesn't need it, but I'm sure it's great with it because bacon makes everything better!!"
"My whole family thought this was excellent:)What I like about it is that you can get things prepared ahead of time; i.e., cook the bacon, chop the potatoes, slice the kielbasa. I played w/the sauce a bit (didn't have "thyme" - hee, hee!). I also used a different mustard (spicy brown). With all the colors, it looks very nice:) Thanks!"
"This is a great dinner. My family ate the whole thing! And I doubled the recipe. I forgot about the bacon, and it still tasted great. All six of us loved it, from 1 years old to 35 years old."
"This recipe is super easy and so tasty... I've made it three times in the last three weeks and the boys are clamoring for more! I would suggest doubling it if you're going to feed more than 2 people. We also substitute spicy brown mustard instead of the dijon and it gives it a nice little oomph! Enjoy!!!"
"One of our family favorites on a regular basis. Not only is it delicious, but it's actually fun to cook."
"this recipe was great, you can vary the amounts of everything depending on how you like your meal...we put our potatoes in the oven in the broiler to make them nice and crisp!"
"I haven't tried this recipe yet but I make another kielbasa recipe for my boyfriend that we love at least once a month. I am deff trying this recipe and from what others have said it's a keeper and would love to put this in our rotation so now we have 2 diff kielbasa recipes to make. I think he will love this recipe as much as I think I will, we love kielbasa it has a great taste and I love that this recipe has meat, potatoes and veggies."
"WAY too sweet. At the very least it needs less sugar, but a completely different sauce might be better."
"I love this recipe. I did boil the potatoes on the stove instead of using the microwave."
"absolutely delicious i will double the recipe next time"
"This recipe was very easy to make and was a hit. It is a one pot meal. I would at least double the amount next time because it is just as good the next day."
"This was wonderful - my kids went back 3 times! I didn't put the spinach in cuz my kids don't like it - I also am adding this to my recipes for camping - add some eggs at the very end and you have awesome goodies for a breakfast burrito.....delicious"
"I used 1# pork sausage; & it was delicious!"
"This is wonderful! I diced the potatoes and fried them in olive oil right in the skillet along with the kielbasa and onion. I used turkey kielbasa and turkey bacon to make it healthier, but I would omit bacon next time. You don't really taste it with all the other flavors. Definitely double the sauce as others have recommended. Everyone loved this! It's a keeper."
"I really love the taste of this recipe. I did cook my potatoes first and started browning them before I added the onion and sausage. I want nice crispy browned potatoes and thought this would work better."
"This is sooooo delicious and will make it many, many times!!"
"This was a great quick meal. My fiance is a somewhat picky eater and doesn't like spinach so I substituted 1/2 bag of broccoli/cauliflower mix (partially cooked)and doubled the sauce and it was great."
"Tasted so much better than I expected! My husband & I both enjoyed it a lot."
"This was delicious. Next time I make it will reduce the amount of sausage..doesn't need 3/4 lb and maybe add more spinach."
"Very tasty recipe. Pleasantly surprised by the flavors. We will definitely be making this again. I did add some carrots to the mix. Extra veggies never hurt."
"easy and delicious! My husband doesn't care for spinach, but he loved this dish! The sauce is very tasty. A definite keeper!"
"Yum!! wouldn't change a thing."
"I added carrots with the potatoes and enjoyed the extra veggie. This dish was also good leftover, but generally there are not any leftovers!"
"I've made this recipe many times. While this recipe is great the way it is, I'd like to share my latest changes:I used 2 bags of BirdsEye SteamFresh Spec. Seasoned Asian Medley Veg. and 2 bags of BirdsEye SteamFresh Lightly Sauced Roasted Red Potatoes w/ Garlic Butter Sauce (both cooked in the micro according to directions). I tripled the sauce because we love the flavor. I also added a bit more garlic because we are garlic lovers. These changes made the whole dish different in looks but not so much in taste that it altered the original great recipe, just something different. It was also a lot faster to put together that the original recipe which is why I did it. It was super fast and everything was cooked perfectly. Can't ask for anything more."
"Very good- will definitely make this again."
"I made this recipe for supper tonight, and my husband and I really liked it! The only addition I made was to add grated parmesan cheese on top after plated for a little added flavor. My husband said to save this recipe!"
"I left out the spinach. And ate a side spinach salad."
"I must say I was really looking forward to this meal. It sounded so good and smelled so yummy.....but frankly I was very disappointed. I honestly think it would have been better WITHOUT the sauce. Maybe just a little cayenne pepper and garlic.....I've made much better, similar dishes without a recipe and was happier with the result."
"Great meal, I have tried several variation without the sugar and vinegar and it is still great!"
"Be sure to use the best smoked kielbasa you can find. Had I made this with my usual turkey kielbasa, it would have lacked the amazing flavor that resulted. I can't tell you how amazing this was. I am so glad I made this. Like other reviewers, I didn't microwave my potatoes; I fried 'em in the bacon grease (after reserving half of the bacon grease in case I'd need it later in this recipe). This isn't healthy, but so what! It's worth the occasional indulgence. We were licking our plates when we were done (well, figuratively speaking). Thanks for this recipe!"
"I modified this recipe, using marjoram instead of thyme, since I dislike thyme. I used 3 strips of bacon instead of 5, to cut down on saturated fat with no discernable reduction in flavor."
"Bursting with flavor, this easy skillet dish is perfect for those cold winter evenings."
"This was just plain yummy! It will be a keeper in our house. I didn't really change anything other than double the sauce, which others recommended. Thank you for that!"
"Horrible....how do you boil it when there is no juice!"
"I made this using leftover ham instead of kielbasa, and omitted the thyme. It was outstanding and very easy."
"The family loved this!"
"My 70 yr. husband said this was the best meal I have ever made."
"I am willing to try this one again. The flavors were alright but my potatoes were a complete pile of mush. I thought I followed the directions but my potatoes never browned up. Pretty gross texture. I think I will try cooking the potatoes differently."
"This dish was a little sweet for me."
"Excellent. easy to make and everybody loves it. I fry the potatoes in the bacon drippings instead of microwaving the potatoes. No leftovers! Thanks for a great meal!"
"This was so very good! I made it as written except I omitted the bacon and added 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke. I love the smokey flavor and the hint of mustard! I served this with a side of scrambled eggs! My whole family LOVED this, so I will surely be making this again!"
"I've made this twice now and it is a hit at my house. It really needs more spinach and a full pound of kielbasa, along with more sauce to make it wonderful. Did the potatoes in the microwave and it took three times longer than states in recipe so be sure to do those first. Bacon is NOT needed at all."
"It was excellent. Didn't want to fool with the bacon, good anyway. Will try bacon next time. Awesome."
"My 93 years old Dad, who only likes meat and potatoes, had more then one helping the night I made this. It was easy & very good."
"My husband and I LOVE this recipe. Neither one of us was raised eating cooked greens so this was a perfect introduction. I was little skeptical about the mustard but it is perfect. I make this on a regular basis."
"Slightly sweet for my taste. Would cut down on the cider vinegar. easy and tasty. Great reheated."
"This recipe rocks! Don't have fresh spinach? Use thawed chopped frozen."
"This became an instant family favorite. When there are more than three of us, I do add extra sausage because it makes amazing leftovers, too."
"Used apple juice instead of vinegar and worked well. Agree needs more spinach and more sauce as it tended to be dry."
"Rather bland. Next time I will add more onion, perhaps some garlic. My family enjoyed it."
"My husband and I loved this!!! I was a little leery of the sauce since I don't like Dijon but mixed with all the other flavors it was great!! Our kids didn't like the potatoes but ate the rest of the dish."
"This was very good. Next time I would add more spinach, use 1 1/2 to 2 lbs fresh bratwurst instead of 3/4 lb of kielbasa or polish sausage and double the sauce. Cooked the potatoes on the stove instead of the microwave, and used COSTCO real bacon bits instead of crumbled strips of bacon; it's times saving and there is less fat."
"A little too sweet for us."
"Husband liked! Didn't use vinegar none on hand, used apple cider instead and was good."
"easy, different and tasted great. I added carrots with the potatoes and left off the bacon. Friends loved it too and we are all looking forward to having it again."
"One of my favorite recipes so far! The combination of flavors sounds odd, but was a wonderful change. My husband really liked this recipe as well. Pretty easy to make. Recommend making only enough for one meal as the leftovers are not quite as good as the first meal. Will make this one again and again."
"This was very good and my husband is looking forward to me making it again, however I would not use all the recommended brown sugar and add extra spinach"
"This was such a flavor burst!! I added a little red bell pepper for added color and nutrition. This was gone the very next day! TASTY."
"This was great! Pretty much followed the recipe, but the potatoes took twice as long to cook... By the time they were done, the sausage and onions were getting a little too brown, so I took them out of the skillet and browned the potatoes by themselves... I don't think the bacon is really necessary - it doesn't really make too much of an impact on top of the sausage.. However, I did use it - I just added 6 slices of the precooked bacon when I was browning the sausage and onions... Overall, it was a great dish!"