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Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions

Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions is the easy recipe you need for your busy weeknight! Serve as is for a low-carb meal or pile on crusty bread for a sandwich!

We all need one of those recipes in our arsenal that we can whip up in no time. One that can be made in 20 minutes. And I have got you covered today because this Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions is just that.

This is really one of those non-recipe recipes. You only need a handful of ingredients and two steps and voila! Dinner will be on the table.

What ingredients you’ll need:

  • KIELBASA: When you buy kielbasa, you can buy beef, pork or turkey. For this recipe, I prefer to buy turkey. It keeps things a bit lighter.
  • GREEN BELL PEPPER: If you want to make it a bit more colorful you could use red, orange or yellow as well.
  • YELLOW ONION: White would work as well.
  • BUTTER/OLIVE OIL: I like do to do a combo of both. The butter will help brown the veggies while the olive oil helps prevent the butter from burning.

How do I cook kielbasa, peppers and onions?

Guys, it really could not be easier.

Step #1: Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally until they have softened and started to brown. This will take about 10 minutes.

Step #2: Place the kielbasa, cut side down into the pan. Cook until browned and warmed through. About 5 more minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and then serve.

If you’re watching your carb intake, this is great on it’s own served with a side salad. If you’re wanting to make this into a really hearty meal, slather some easy garlic aioli on a toasted hoagie roll and pile the kielbasa, peppers and onions in between the two pieces. Chef’s. Kiss.

Love this kielbasa with peppers onions recipe? You’ll love these other kielbasa recipes:

Note this post was originally published in 2009. It was updated in 2021 with new tips, photos and nutritional information.

Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions

Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions is the easy recipe you need for your busy weeknight! Serve as is for a low-carb meal or pile on crusty bread for a sandwich!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 14 ounce package turkey kielbasa, cut at the curve and then halved lengthwise
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large, heavy bottom skillet ( I prefer cast iron), heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add onions and peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened and start to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Place the kielbasa in the pan, cut side down. Cook until browned, about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer sausage to to a serving platter, spoon peppers and onions over the top. Serve.

Notes

Nutrition information for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 6.6gProtein: 16.6gFat: 11.8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 518mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4.5g
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  • Reply
    Rosemarie Rogers
    February 19, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe! I had it as a sandwich! Yummm!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      February 19, 2021 at 11:39 pm

      Ohh! I love that idea!!

  • Reply
    Katie Nye
    January 7, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    5 stars
    Can you prepare this in advance?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      January 8, 2021 at 10:08 am

      Katie, I’m sure you could! I eat it as leftovers from time to time :)

  • Reply
    Tiana
    March 24, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was delicious!

  • Reply
    Melanie
    September 23, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I tried this a couple of weeks ago. Tried it as a meal and the leftovers as a sandwich. It was great! I’m having it again tonight. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Jamie
    November 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I made your recipe tonight. I’ve made a few of yours. So great! I love all your recipes and pictures. http://crazyjamie.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/kielbasa-with-peppers-and-onions/

    • Reply
      Deseree
      November 25, 2009 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Jamie! I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

  • Reply
    Jessie
    September 21, 2009 at 4:59 am

    delicious! I agree with making healthy meals at home, it is definitely a lot better than eating that bad stuff that comes along with fast food.

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    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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