Quick and Easy Kielbasa Skillet

This Quick and Easy Kielbasa Skillet recipe is a quick, delicious, and easy-to-make dinner. With a combination of savory smoked sausage, potatoes, zucchini, and corn, this is a hearty and satisfying meal (but you can customize the combination of vegetables to your liking). It’s a favorite in our house, and I love that it takes only about 45 minutes to get to the table. This is a meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights or leisurely weekends. And if you like an easy one-pan meal, check out my recipe for Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

Easy Kielbasa Skillet with Potatoes

Now even though this recipe is simple and rustic, there is one step I like to take that some may consider a little fussy. Because I like my potatoes to be crispy and golden brown on the outside, while staying soft and fluffy on the inside, I like to spend a few extra minutes and par-cook the potatoes.

To do this, simply boil the sliced potatoes in a pot of salted, boiling water for about 5 minutes, or until they are just shy of being tender. Then you drain them and give a good toss in the colander to get the potato slices a little roughed up. Definitely don’t skip the tossing part – this not only gets the water off, but it also creates a surface that’s perfect for forming that golden crust when you fry them.

Everything after this is just a matter of tossing in the pan, and frying in a little oil and butter. I don’t even bother cooking the ears of corn first before removing the kernels because the slight crunchiness of the corn goes well in this dish. If you want to serve this as an easy weeknight meal, I would simply par-cook the potatoes the evening before, and store them in the fridge. Make it extra easy by chopping the vegetables and sausage the night before, too.

So if you enjoy quick and easy kielbasa recipes, I hope you give this recipe a try. And if you do, I hope you love it. Follow me on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram so you don’t miss a post. 

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Sausage Potato Skillet with Zucchini, Corn and Basil

Quick and Easy Kielbasa Skillet

  • Author: Melissa | My Homemade Roots
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


This Kielbasa Skillet with Potatoes and Veggies is a one-pan meal that makes it quick and easy to get a delicious dinner on the table.


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 12 ounces of fully-cooked smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 medium yellow potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick and par-cooked (about 2 cups sliced potatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • Kernels cut from 2 ears of corn (about 1 cup corn kernels)
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Handful of chopped fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, brown the sausage slices on each side, then remove to a plate. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the leftover oil in the same skillet. Add the potato slices, seasoned salt, and smoked paprika, and pan-fry until the potatoes are golden brown. Remove to the plate with the sausages, and set aside,
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet, along with the onion, bell pepper, corn kernels, and zucchini. Season with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Cook vegetables until tender, using a spatula or tongs to toss the vegetables while cooking (about 8-10 minutes.)
  4. Add sausage and potatoes back to the skillet, combining with the cooked vegetables. Stir in 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and the chopped fresh basil.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Jenna
    August 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    This sounds so good and so easy, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Melissa
      August 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      I hope you enjoy!

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