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Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Potatoes

Kielbasa and potatoes are one of our go-to throw-together sheet pan meals, and it tastes delicious! Thick, juicy slices of kielbasa and crispy potatoes come together on a single pan, creating a hearty, homestyle dinner that’s ready in just 35 minutes!

Kielbasa and potatoes on a plate with a serving spoon.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sheet pan kielbasa and potatoes are simple to make; the fat from the kielbasa soaks into the potatoes – so the meal is bursting with flavor! It’s a perfect dinner for busy nights and budget-friendly! Meal prep this crowd-pleasing meal, or dump the ingredients into a bag and bring it with you camping.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Potato: Use your choice of petite potatoes for this recipe. I alternate between red, Yukon gold, purple, and new potatoes, depending on what’s on sale. You can easily substitute russet if that’s what you have available but cut the potatoes into one-inch pieces to ensure they roast at the same rate as the other ingredients.
  • Kielbasa: Kielbasa is delicious, and you can find them in the same aisle as hot dogs and bratwurst in the grocery store. You can also use Italian sausage, andouille, chicken or turkey sausage, and chorizo.
  • Spices: Season the kielbasa and potatoes with kosher salt, coarsely ground black pepper, and dried parsley.

Additions and Substitutions

I love how easy kielbasa and potatoes are to make and how easily customizable it is. You can prepare the recipe as is or use the ingredients you have on hand. Here are some ways to change up our recipe based on what you have.

How to Make Kielbasa and Potatoes

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and prepare a rimmed baking sheet. Spread the kielbasa and potatoes onto the baking sheet; season with salt, parsley, and pepper.

Kielbasa and potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 2: Bake for 15 minutes, then combine everything on the pan. Bake for another 10-15 minutes; allow the dish to cool some before serving.

Kielbasa and potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet in the oven.

Expert Tips

  • The kielbasa releases oil as it bakes, so you don’t need to add extra oil.
  • Cut the ingredients the same size to ensure they cook at the same rate.

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What to Serve with Kielbasa and Potatoes?

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to cook kielbasa and potatoes?

Sheet Pan: I am forever a fan of sheet-pan meals purely out of convenience – they take less time to make and leave fewer dishes to wash. That’s a win-win for me!

Skillet: Warm a skillet over medium-high heat, then add the kielbasa. Stir regularly to prevent burning. When kielbasa finishes, set it aside. Next, add the potatoes and season with salt, pepper, and parsley. Cook the potatoes over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Reduce the heat and return the kielbasa to the pan; cook for 10 minutes to finish.

Air Fryer: You can easily make this dish in the air fryer, but work in batches. Begin with potatoes as they take longer to cook. Set the air fryer to 400°F (204°C) and cook for 10 minutes. Shake the basket to move them around, and bake for another 10 minutes. Add the potatoes to a mixing bowl. Adjust the heat for the air fryer to 380°F (193°C), and bake the kielbasa for 4 minutes. Shake the basket and cook for another 4 minutes. Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir to mix. 

Does kielbasa need to be cooked?

Outside of Poland, kielbasa found in grocery stores are cured or smoked, so eat them as is, but they taste better warmed up.

Do you take the skin off the kielbasa?

You can remove the skin if you want, but it’s not necessary.

How do you know when kielbasa is done?

Since kielbasa is precooked, all you’re looking for in this recipe is to warm up and brown the kielbasa and potatoes.

Is kielbasa and sausage the same thing?

Kielbasa is a type of sausage from Poland. Typically made with ground pork, beef, or a blend of the two, it is often smoked and has a distinct flavor.

In contrast, sausage is a broad term that describes any seasoned ground meat stuffed into a casing. Sausages are made from a variety of meat, including pork, beef, chicken, and turkey. It’s worth noting that while kielbasa is a type of sausage, not all sausages are considered kielbasa.

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Kielbasa and potatoes on a plate with a serving spoon.

Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Potatoes

Tressa Jamil
Juicy kielbasa and crispy potatoes make our sheet pan kielbasa and potatoes come to life; it's ready in 30 minutes and adjusts to feed a crowd!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 275 kcal
Ingredients
  
  • 5-8 small petite potatoes, quartered or halved
  • 1 pound kielbasa, cut into ¼ – inch rounds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
Instructions
 
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and prepare a rimmed baking sheet. Spread the kielbasa and potatoes onto the baking sheet; season with salt, parsley, and pepper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then mix everything on the pan together, spreading around the oil from the kielbasa.
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes; allow the dish to cool some before serving.
Notes
Expert Tips:
  • The kielbasa releases oil as it bakes, so you don’t need to add extra oil.
  • Cut the ingredients the same size to ensure they cook at the same rate.
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 275 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 47 mg | Sodium: 973 mg | Potassium: 196 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin C: 14 mg | Calcium: 3 mg | Iron: 5 mg
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Recipe Rating




FJ

Sunday 25th of September 2022

So simple and so easy. I was looking for a way to use kielbasa.