This quick and easy skillet dinner is a great go-to family meal. Make it colorful with your choice of bell peppers, potatoes, onions and your favorite kind of Kielbasa sausage.
It can be hard to make a meal that pleases everyone in my family of six. I really tricked my picky eaters this time by using red and orange bell peppers instead of green ones. It seems like if they see something green in their food, they automatically decide they aren’t going to like whatever it is I’m trying to feed them.
Everyone ended up liking this simple dinner. It’s fairly basic food: potatoes and Kielbasa sausage, so what’s not to like? I used Turkey Kielbasa, but any variety will taste great, so pick the kind your family likes to eat.
The only downside is that I use two skillets to make this dinner. I wish it could be just one skillet for easier clean-up. Blame it on the potatoes. They need a longer cook time, so I start them in their own skillet. While the potatoes and onions cook, I prep the peppers and sausage, then brown the sausage for just a few short minutes. The peppers go in with the sausage at the very end. This way, they get cooked without becoming soggy.
I fry the potatoes with the onions, but you could put the onions in with the peppers if you like for them to stay crunchy, too. My kids won’t eat big crunchy onions, so I fry onions in with the potatoes so they are cooked softer and basically invisible.
What is your family’s favorite kind of Kielbasa? We usually have either the Beef Polska Kielbasa or the Turkey Kielbasa (the turkey is shown in these recipe photos.) Check out my Skillet Lasagna Recipe for another fast and easy family dinner we love.
Helpful kitchen tools for this recipe:
I love my cast iron skillet. Right now I only have one: this Lodge Cast Iron 12-inch skillet, but one day I want to another one, probably a slightly smaller size.
A mandolin makes it easy to slice a lot of vegetable and potatoes really quickly. I totally forgot I had one! I used this Wavy Knife to slice the potatoes. If you look closely, you can tell they are wavy slices. I didn’t forget to use my cutting board.
Let me know if you try this recipe, and feel free to make it your own by adding different colors of bell peppers. I love to share my favorite recipe finds on Pinterest, so I hope you will follow me @momfindsout there.