How to Cook Kielbasa Recipe

Chef Danielle Miele , On March 17, 2023


Kielbasa is a type of Polish sausage that can be cooked in several different ways such as grilling, pan searing or boiling. Generally, Kielbasa is almost always sold pre-cooked in the United States, meaning that the sausage only needs to be heated before you enjoy it.

Kielbasa is Polish for sausage. So, there are actually many different types of kielbasa types and recipes.

Here is a simple recipe for cooking kielbasa:

Kielbasa Recipe Ingredients

Add to baking pan

Kielbasa Recipe Ingredients and Tools

  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Kielbasa Recipe Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

    Add to baking pan

    Roast the kielbasa on the baking pan.

  2. Cover with foil and add to oven.

    Add sausage to baking pan

    Allow the kielbasa to cook under the foil

  3. Use the appropriate kitchen knife to slice the kielbasa into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick rounds.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Add the sliced kielbasa to the skillet and cook until browned on both sides, about 5-7 minutes.

  6. Transfer the kielbasa to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until heated through.

Alternative kielbasa recipe cooking methods:

Alternatively, you can also grill, pan sear, or boil kielbasa.

To grill kielbasa, heat the grill to medium-high heat and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned and heated through.

To pan sear kielbasa slice the sausage into pieces. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil in the pan and turn up the heat.

Add sausage to baking pan

Cook the sausage in the skillet until brown

To boil kielbasa, place the sausage in a pot of boiling water and simmer for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.

Notes About kielbasa

Kielbasa can be purchased pre-cooked. In this case, you just have to heat and brown your kielbasa.

There you go, three easy ways to cook Kielbasa! Go ahead and incorprate the Kielbasa into dishes such as a polish sausage and green lentil sauteed stew or into a penne pasta arrabbiata recipe to elevate the flavor of the Kielbasa. Happy Cooking!

Chef Danielle Miele

Chef Miele started in the industry as a chef's assistant back in the early 1990s at a New England style seafood shack. After several stints in the industry she earned a formal chef's degree with honors from Le Cordon Bleu. When she is not cooking for her husband and teenage son, she enjoys researching techniques and ingredients from different cultures, with a focus on enhanced flavor and nutrition.