Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe Easy

Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe Easy

Recipe for Strawberry Daiquiris

This recipe for strawberry daiquiris is incredible. You can make it either as a fresh strawberry daiquiri or as a frozen strawberry daiquiri. And, if you want it stronger, just use 1/2 less cup of water and 1/2 less cup of ice.

Fresh Strawberry Daiquiri
Fresh Strawberry Daiquiri

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Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe Easy

This is among the freshest drinks ever concocted. It's experience is smooth and such a simple pleasure to enjoy. It uses fresh or frozen strawberries and is created quickly.
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Prep 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 drinks
Calories 195kcal



  • 1 lb fresh strawberries (or frozen)
  • ½ cup simple syrup or 50% sugar mixed with 50% water
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup white or light rum (we prefer Bacardi Superior Rum)
  • cups ice
  • cups water


  • After you have washed and sliced strawberries (or just use frozen), put them in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth. Some blenders have a frozen, smoothie, or extract setting which works fine. Garnish with fresh strawberries, if so desired. Enjoy!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg


Ingredients for Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiris ingredients consist of some key classic items. Here they are:

  • Strawberries
  • Light Rum
  • Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • Water
  • Salt

Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe Frozen

Strawberry Daiquiris with Frozen Strawberries

If you want a quicker version, go ahead and use the frozen 1 pound bag of whole strawberries in place of fresh strawberries. At times, those are actually cheaper than fresh strawberries and the flavor is still great. It saves time as you don’t have to cut the ends off each strawberry. It’s also safer in case you’re making a 2nd batch, as you won’t need to handle a knife after having consumed the first batch.

Also, we’ve tested Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand of frozen whole strawberries and they were excellent.

Strawberry Daiquiri for 1 Drink

You can make a single drink of a strawberry daiquiri with fresh or frozen strawberries. You will need:
-1 1/2 ounces white rum
-1 1/2 ounces lime juice
-3 Tbsp simple syrup
-1/3 pound strawberries, crushed
-1/2 cup crushed ice and 1/2 cup water
Simply mix all of the ingredients in a shaker, and strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice. Top with club soda, and enjoy!

Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe Blender

The usage of the blender for a frozen strawberry daiquiri or one with fresh strawberries makes it super easy and fast. If you have an extraction option on your blender, you can choose that. Ours takes about a minute to run through its cycle with various automatic pauses. If yours doesn’t have such a cycle, you can consider simply running the blending process with a few start and stop actions until you get your desired consistency.

Strawberry Daiquiris with Fresh Strawberries

A very special drink is when you make Strawberry Daiquiris with fresh strawberries. It takes a little extra time but sometimes it just seems much better. You do have to trim off the strawberry cap. And, it’s often easier to get fresh strawberries from the grocer than frozen strawberries at times. Also, some frozen strawberries add sweeteners which is not desired in this recipe.

FAQ for how do you make strawberry daiquiri

This is an extremely easy but special drink to make. It’s really just a matter of getting the right ingredients and put into a blender. And, since there are other questions about the details of this beverage, here are some other popular questions that get asked.

Do strawberry daiquiris have alcohol?

Yes. The classic strawberry daiquiri uses rum.

What type of alcohol is in a strawberry daiquiri?

While the classic drink uses a light rum, there are other recipes that call for dark rum or vodka. Also, some recipes called for 3 parts light rum and 1 part triple sec.

For a strawberry daiquiri how much alcohol is required?

For a single drink of about 10-12 ounces, it takes about 1-1/2 ounces of rum.

Other Beverages to Consider

Try adult beverages like these:

Or try non-alcoholic fruity beverages like these:

To read about the history of Valentine’s Day, click here.

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Fresh Strawberry Daiquiris Preparation
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Special Day Fresh Strawberry Daiquiris


In conclusion, making a strawberry daiquiri is easy and can be done with fresh or frozen strawberries. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or enjoying a summer party, this drink is sure to please. So go ahead and give it a try!

Easy Recipe for Black Beans Soup

Easy Recipe for Black Beans Soup

Recipe for Black Beans Soup Overview

This recipe for black beans soup is unique in that it has minimal ingredients and still contributes a great, unique flavor. This particular recipe uses a lot of black beans. It uses Pico-de-Gallo and is a great usage of leftover Pico-de-Gallo if, for example, you’ve recently had Fajitas.

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Serving bowl of black beans soup

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Easy Recipe for Black Beans Soup

This is an extremely fast and easy black bean soup that can be made with fresh or leftover Pico de Gallo. It's unique because you blend the ingredients first and then cook it and serve. It eliminates an extra long step compared to others.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4
Calories 321kcal



  • 3 cans canned black beans 14-16 oz cans; Bush's is our preferred brand
  • 1 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cups Pico de Gallo leftover or fresh
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • cup water optional depending how thick you prefer youe soup


  • Open and drain beans. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer blender ingredients into medium saucepan. Cook on medium until reaching a soft boil.
  • Dish out, add an optional dollop of sour cream or garnish. Enjoy!


For a 4 servings soup recipe, here’s the ingredients for 1 cup of Pico de Gallo to add to the blender:
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes Alternately, use canned drained diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup diced sweet onion
  • ½ pepper jalapeno Slice down the middle, remove the seeds, and chop small.
  • ¼ cup cilantro, freeze dried Alternatively, use fresh chopped leaves, about ½ quantity more.
  • ½ Tbsp. lime juice Can use more to taste.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1859mg | Potassium: 991mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 6mg


Black Bean Soup Quick

By design, this particular recipe of black bean soup creates the shortest, possible steps to make. It is much faster than others. One aspect for speed is a recipe of black bean soup made with canned beans.

Another is the idea that you can use leftover Pico de Gallo, if you have that.

And, finally, the focus is to blend all the soup ingredients together so, there’s no individual separations of layers or special cooking of part of the items.

Blending Ingredients Black Beans Soup
Blending Ingredients Black Beans Soup

Black Bean Soup Easy Healthy

The good thing about this easy and quick black beans soup recipe is that it can be your main course for a meal. With that being the case, overall calories for a typical dinner will be less.

Black Beans in Soup

Black beans contain many essential nutrients, such as fiber, protein, iron and calcium, and are a great alternative to meat. Being a soup that includes a lot of black beans, the health benefits of black beans soup can be heart healthy. Here is good information about the extreme health benefits of black beans themselves.

Pico de Gallo Black Bean Soup

The inclusion of Pico de Gallo in this black beans soup adds even more nutritional values. It has antioxidants and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. And, it adds to the Cuban flavors as well! Suzanne Allen talks about its benefits in her outstanding article “What are the Health Benefits of Pico de Gallo?“.

If you don’t have any leftover Pico de Gallo, you can dice the needed ingredients for it, and toss them into the bulk mixture for blending. If you don’t purchase Pico de Gallo from the grocer, here’s our authentic recipe for Pico de Gallo we use.

How much protein in black bean soup?

This homemade black bean soup recipe shows about 19g of protein per serving, using the ingredients shown.

Black Bean Soup for One or Two

Yes, we make this recipe at times just for one or two. That’s the advantage of using the built-in “Recipe Resizer” feature in the recipe. You can use it to reduce it in half, for example. That leaves it at 2 servings. However, it calls for 1-1/2 cans of black beans so, you can further reduce it by using just one can of black beans and cut back a little bit on the remaining ingredients. It will be perfect for one person.

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Cooking Blended Black Beans Soup
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Serving bowl of black bean soup with leftover Pico de Gallo


Black beans are one of the most popular types of bean in Latin America and other parts of the world. This recipe for black beans soup is a perfect way to get your day’s dose of protein, fiber, iron, calcium and B vitamins. And, you simply cannot beat the flavors experienced with this speedy recipe. Plan to make it soon!

And, if you’d like a change of pace for another great tasting soup, here’s a homemade tomato soup recipe to try.

Mimosas with Cranberry Juice

Mimosas with Cranberry Juice

Mimosas with Cranberry Juice Overview

Confidently make Mimosas with Cranberry Juice for any celebration or event. This is a recipe for Mimosas without OJ and includes vodka. It is a Mimosa with Cranberry drink is created in an extremely easy fashion. You’ll find it’s very straight forward and simple. We’ve tested several changes of ingredients, along with different sequences of the steps. And, because of its impactful ingredients, we had to run the tests over a period of several weekends. LOL! This is absolutely the best method possible.

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Completed Cranberry Mimosa

Cranberry Mimosa Recipe

Cranberry Mimosa

This is an incredibly VERY EASY cranberry mimosa to make. It has a special additive of vodka with a touch of vanilla extract, topped off with Champagne.
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Prep 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 drink
Calories 109kcal


Shaker or Blender


  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz vodka
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract or double amount vanilla flavoring
  • 2 oz champagne or any sparkling wine such as prosecco or cava
  • ¼ cup ice just for the shaker


  • Pour the cranberry juice, vodka, vanilla, and some ice into a shaker or blender. Then, shake or blend
    1 oz cranberry juice, 1 oz vodka, ¼ tsp vanilla extract, ¼ cup ice
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  • Pour 2 ounces of the mixture (no ice, if using a shaker) into a champagne flute or wine glass.
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  • Top it off with sparking wine, i.e., champagne, prosecco, or cava.
    2 oz champagne
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Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg


Mimosa Cranberry Juice

The first stage of how to make a cranberry mimosa starts with using the best cranberry juice for Mimosas. For the popular drink, you’ll want to use an unsweetened cranberry juice. “Ocean Spray” or “365 brand via Whole Foods” make such a product. And, Ocean Spray also has a diet cranberry juice shown as 5 calories per 8 ounces.

How much Mimosa per Person

The standard amount for one Mimosa per person that goes into a flute is about 4 ounces. However, for everyday celebrations or events, a bit more is an accepted volume per drink.

How many Mimosas per Person

That depends if you’re asking how much to make in a batch or if you’re asking what should be the amounts to control per person. So, this is dependent on how well you can manage your party for the intended duration, including the guests, which is also based on the type of celebration or event.

Having a cranberry mimosa
Having a cranberry mimosa

Overall, a common volume of intake will be a minimum of 1-2 per person with a max of 3-4. It will also have an impact on whether you serve appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, or a meal.

Appetizers to Serve with Mimosas

This cranberry mimosa cocktail is very good alone but it serves better with some well deserved appetizers. Some excellent choices along those lines would be like some bagel crisps served with this real crab dip or liver pate served with Club crackers. Visit the appetizers section of™ for other ideas.

Are Mimosas Made with Champagne?

The actual mimosa is made with what is termed a “Sparkling Wine”. That includes items such as champagne, prosecco, or cava. Champagne is popularly the most common.

Traditional Mimosa

You can make the traditional mimosa quite easily. It’s a flute filled with 1/2 orange juice and finished with champagne (or other sparkling wine). So, who invented this drink?

Origin of Mimosa Drink

The origin of the mimosa cocktail drink is varied but there are several notations of 1921 in England and 1925 in France. Hitchcock popularized it somewhat in the 1940s but it didn’t become commonly popular in the United States until the 1960s. The name comes from a popular yellow-flowered Mimosa plant. Regarding cranberry juice, read more about the cranberry and its nutritional values.

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Top off with Champagne


In conclusion, adding cranberry juice and vodka to your mimosa instead of orange juice makes for a delicious and festive drink. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also healthy and packed with antioxidants. So next time you’re planning a brunch or get-together, be sure to include this drink on the menu. And, it’s a classic tradition for weddings and New Year’s Eve celebrations!

How to Make Baked Cheesecake EASY

How to Make Baked Cheesecake EASY

How to Make Baked Cheesecake

After a sizable number of differences made over the decades, this is the best way of how to make baked cheesecake. It is unbeatable and full of flavor. This cheesecake easy recipe is comparable to fine servings from the Atlanta Cheesecake Factory (we lived in Atlanta for 20 years). This is a true gourmet recipe without the difficulty. It is hands down, a simple make-and-bake recipe and is significant in taste.

Cheesecake with cherry topping serving
Cheesecake with cherry topping serving

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Recipe for Cheesecake with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

This homemade cheesecake only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Then, you bake and let it set in fridge. Very easy and gourmet taste. See the site article for variations!
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Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Refrigeration Cooling 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 50 mins
Servings 8
Calories 368kcal


  • 16 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese softened (1 brick = 8 ozs.)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract or double amt vanilla flavoring
  • 2 large eggs
  • tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 each Keebler ready made graham cracker crumb crust 6-oz = 9-inch size


  • Heat oven to 325°F.
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  • Using a mixer, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lime juice until nicely blended. Then, add eggs and beat until just blended. Pour into 6-ounce (9-inch) graham pie crust.
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  • Transfer into preheated 325°F oven (middle shelf) and bake 35-40 minutes or until the center is just about set.
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  • After baked, let it sit for about 15-30 minutes. Then, refrigerate 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Topping is optional. My favorite is sliced fresh strawberries or canned cherry pie filling.
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Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg


How to Make Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust

You definitely want to save time and retain flavor by using a Keebler Ready Crust (a Graham Crust). They have changed how they’re marked so you’ll want to be careful about picking up the wrong size or type. The brands are similar among all of them so, variations of what type you’re getting can be way off. For example, some brands also make a low-fat, low-sugar, and other kinds. Regarding the size, some brands will not display the number of inches in diameter any more. So, you’ll have to go by the ounces. In this recipe, the ounces and the inches are mentioned so you’ll be able to know exactly what size to use.

Homemade Cheesecake with Cream Cheese

This recipe is how to make cheesecake with cream cheese. In following the ingredients, you’ll find it’s an excellent recipe for cheesecake with Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

You’ll absolutely need to soften the cream cheese prior to blending it with a mixer. This ensures that everything is blended and distributed evenly together. If you use a microwave to soften it up, don’t forget to remove it from its metallic wrapping first! It works easier if you put it in a small bowl with a paper towel as a covering. If you don’t use a microwave, you can set the wrapped cheese cake block in a pan of hot water for about 10 minutes. Just ensure it’s off the burner and not left in it too long.

After baking, how long does cheesecake need to set? After it’s baked, you can sit out for about 15-30 minutes before placing in the fridge for about 2-3 hours. It can be sliced in about 1-1/2 to 2 hours but it won’t yet be cool enough for some.

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Cheesecake Recipe Basic Ingredients
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Adding cherry topping to cheesecake
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Completed Cherry Cheesecake

How to Make Different Cheesecake Variations

Recipe for Cherry Cheesecake

The recipe for cherry cheesecake is actually the example given in this recipe above. You can apply the cherry topping as shown.

How to Make Lime Cheesecake

How Much Lime Juice for Lime Cheesecake

For how to make lime cheesecake, just double the amount of lime juice that’s called for. It’s very easy, as the default recipe has just a hint of lime. If you’re wanting a stronger lime flavor, it’s best not to exceed 3 times the amount of lime. Two times the original recipe quantity of lime juice is commonly plenty.

Topping for Lime Cheesecake

Skip any fruit topping. Instead, you can optionally decorate the top with an outer ring of 8 evenly spaced, thinly sliced lime circles. This coincidentally defines the slice sizes to make so that each serving will have a centered lime circle as a more personalized décor. Lime Cheesecake does do real well with a small squirt of whipped cream topping per serving. It helps soften the tartness by adding a creamy melding of flavor.

And, if you’re serving larger slices, just use 6 lime circles. It’s just a light-hearted example of applying the food management principle of where “less is more”.

Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe Easy

You have 3 various options (or a combination of them) to make your strawberry cheesecake recipe easy. Here they are:

  1. After making the above cheesecake recipe, the only topping you have can be freshly sliced strawberries (no sugar added). You can then drizzle just a slight bit of chocolate syrup over the strawberries topper.
  2. You can mash up about 8 fresh strawberries (top stem caps removed) and add them into the cheesecake recipe along with the cream cheese. Then, the only topping can be freshly slice strawberries.
  3. You can make your topping be the canned strawberry topping. Then, apply a good squirt of whipped cream atop each served slice.

There is an ultimate major variation you can make for a change to the strawberry cheesecake recipe. And that is to use an Oreo pie crust instead of graham cracker. They’re readily available. Just ensure you use the correct size of 9-inch = 6 ounces.


In conclusion, this simple bake cheesecake is a delicious dessert that can be made easily at home with just a few ingredients. There are many different variations of cheesecake, so you can actually choose your favorite toppings or have it plain. Whether you prefer fruit or chocolate, there is a cheesecake for you. Why not try making one today?

Learn more about how cheese is made.

Another comparable easy dessert that tastes gourmet, is our Pecan Pie recipe, which uses no corn syrup!

Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Veggies Real Simple

Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Veggies Real Simple

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Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Veggies

This one sheet pan kielbasa and veggies recipe is rich in flavor and real simple to make.
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Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 5
Calories 351kcal


  • 13 oz kielbasa precooked; can be 12-16 oz.
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • ¾ lb. brussels sprouts
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 tbsp parsley dried
  • tbsp paprika
  • tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Spray (or apply) large sheet pan with oil, Do not line it with foil.
  • Slice and cut zucchini (peeled), onion, and sausage into bite-sized pieces. Transfer into a large bowl.
    13 oz kielbasa, 1 medium zucchini, 1 large onion
  • Trim ends of brussels sprouts, slice in half, and add them plus the tomatoes to the same bowl.
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, ¾ lb. brussels sprouts
  • Add spices and oil to bowl ingredients and hand toss until evenly blended.
    1 tbsp parsley, ⅔ tbsp paprika, ⅔ tbsp oregano, 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Empty the bowl, spreading out its contents onto large sheet pan. Bake in preheated oven, turning once half way through, for a total time of 50 minutes or until ingredients are slightly browned.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1276IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg


About Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Veggies

This sheet pan kielbasa and veggies recipe is extremely simple and has a lot of vegetables in it. In one sense, you could even add one large potato and cut it up (unpeeled) to add it into the mix. You could add in some cutup pieces of cabbage. You could double up on the kielbasa. The options are endless. What makes it simple is it’s one a single sheet pan, kind of like a 1 Pot dish. What makes it easy, you put the prepared items into one mixing bowl and toss them altogether, followed by spreading them out onto the sheet pan and bake it. Easy!

Here’s an added tip. This particular recipe doesn’t do well with lining the sheet pan with foil. Although it doesn’t happen all the time, it sometimes tends to tear when scooping to serve so, we added a note about “no foil” in the steps. And we even always use heavy duty foil.

What side dishes go well with this recipe for sheet pan sausage and veggies?

Along with this real simple, one sheet pan sausage and veggies supper, you’ll find that many of the sides are already included in the ingredients. But, we do have some additional suggestions for sides. It already has squash and tomatoes so those won’t be used as sides. But, if you didn’t add in any potatoes, you can have oven baked potatoes, loaded baked potatoes, or mashed potatoes as a very good side dish. And, the oven times are similar to cooking baked potatoes alongside. Also, a side of fresh fruit goes well. Here are some more sides that go with this recipe for sheet pan sausage and veggies, as shown below.

And, if you want to try a faster kielbasa recipe (on the stovetop), click here to have it ready in about 20 minutes.

What is Kielbasa?

It’s the Polish word for “sausage” for starters. And, as we all know, there’s a ton of different kinds of sausage. So, what’s kielbasa made of and what’s the difference between it, bratwurst, and other sausages? Here’s a particular link to Premio Foods Sausages site that answers those questions in an expert manner and more: What’s the difference between bratwursts, sausage, and kielbasa?