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Cook Kielbasa Stovetop 20 Minutes

Cook Kielbasa Stovetop

Cook Kielbasa Stovetop

Jeff Baygents
This is how to cook Kielbasa stovetop method. You cook kielbasa in skillet or a frying pan. It's unique with its onions, brown sugar, and mustard and is a household favorite for all ages.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 348kcal


  • 13 oz kielbasa or smoked sausage; 1 pkg of 12-16 oz is fine
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • tbsp yellow mustard
  • tbsp dark brown sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice optional
  • ½ tbsp honey optional
  • ½ tsp molasses optional


  • Partially sauté the onions in the oil on medium to medium-high for about 5 minutes. Then, add in the kielbasa chunks and cook at medium high.
    13 oz kielbasa, ½ tbsp oil, ½ medium onion, diced
    cooking onions with oil - 200x200
  • When the meat begins to show browned edges (usually within 5-10 minutes), reduce heat to medium-low. Add in remaining ingredients and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    ⅔ tbsp yellow mustard, 1¼ tbsp dark brown sugar, ½ tsp lemon juice, ½ tbsp honey, ½ tsp molasses
    final ingredients added to kielbasa view 1 - 200x175


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg



About The Best Way to Cook Kielbasa Stovetop in a Frying Pan or Skillet

If you’ve every asked what is the best way to cook kielbasa, it’s fastest way is to cook kielbasa stovetop method. And, if you want to perform a popular sheet pan method, here’s that recipe, which is also very flavorful. Both are fast but this way to cook kielbasa in skillet is the absolute quickest.

Types of Meat for Kielbasa Stove Top

Also, these ingredients are extremely unique for kielbasa, whether you use the sausage, beef, or turkey kind of kielbasa. You can use this recipe for any of those types but the two that are favored are the kielbasa sausage (pork) or the turkey kielbasa. These ingredients make this main course recipe the favorite for all family members, including the kids.

What sides are good when you cook Kielbasa sausage in a frying pan?

Here are some ideas that might help. Mashed or Baked Potatoes, Squash, green beans, corn on the cob, simple salad, and fruit in a cup.

To learn more about kielbasa and its Polish origins, here’s an article via Wikipedia.

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