Open Faced Kielbasa Sandwich

Open Faced Kielbasa Sandwich

Make this delicious open faced kielbasa sandwich with cheese. It’s a simple sausage sandwich for your next dinner.

About This Open-Faced Kielbasa Sandwich Recipe

This is one of the fastest, easiest, and more delicious sandwich recipes to put together. The ingredients don’t require much prepping and it all pulls together rapidly. Read further for seeing how fast it can be made.

This is a perfect, extremely fast dinner sandwich to make using kielbasa and cheese(s) on a garlic toasted bread roll.
Open faced kielbasa sandwich recipe
Open faced kielbasa sandwich recipe

Open Faced Kielbasa Sandwich Recipe

Jeff Baygents
This is a perfect, extremely fast dinner sandwich to make using kielbasa and cheese(s) on a garlic toasted bread roll.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1010


  • 2 lbs kielbasa or smoked sausage or turkey sausage links (precooked)
  • 2 rolls sub rolls or French bread or Italian bread
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups tomato-based sauce such as spaghetti sauce, Ragu, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, or marinara
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings or oregano
  • 8 ozs mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes


  • Preheat oven to broil at 500°F.
    Bake Oven set to 500F view small
  • Split the kielbasa lengthwise and cut into sections about 3-4 inches long. Microwave (or other preferred method) to heat up the kielbasa sections, and set aside.
    2 lbs kielbasa
    cutup the kielbasa medium
  • Split the sub rolls (or bread loaves) lengthwise and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Add butter, salt, garlic power, and onion powder to all.
    2 rolls sub rolls, 2 tbsp butter, 1½ tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1½ tsp onion powder
    Prepare the ingredients and bread medium
  • Broil rolls halves at 500°F on middle shelf, until very lightly browned on edges, usually about 2 minutes. Then, remove from oven.
    Broil bread to lightly browned on edges medium
  • Distribute the kielbasa sections across all bread halves.
    2 lbs kielbasa
    Distribute the kielbasa on the bread medium
  • Add the tomato-based sauce across the kielbasa.
    2 cups tomato-based sauce
    Add tomato based sauce medium
  • Add the Italian seasonings, cheeses, and parsley flakes.
    1 tbsp Italian seasonings, 8 ozs mozzarella cheese, 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, 1 tsp parsley flakes
    add the seasonings and cheeses medium
  • Broil in the oven at 500°F for about 3-4 minutes until the sandwich has browned properly. Serve after sprinkling some parsley flakes across each.
    Broil for a few minutes medium
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Is Kielbasa the Same as Polish Sausage?

Actually, the word “kielbasa” means “sausage”. You can read more about this naming reasoning as well as how it’s made at “What’s the difference between bratwursts, sausage, and kielbasa?“.

Broiled Open Faced Sausage Sandwich

While this sandwich is broiled, the meat must be cooked or heated beforehand. That’s because the broiling of the meat would exceed the sandwich roll’s capability. So, the broiling is mainly to melt the cheese.

How to Cook Kielbasa for this Sandwich

You’ll want to use a knife to first split it lengthwise down the middle and also cut it into sections of about 3-4 inches long. Although kielbasa’s already cooked, you can heat it up separately in the microwave, air fryer, or oven. It will only take about 1 minute in the microwave, 5 minutes in the oven on a baking sheet, and about 5-7 minutes in an air fryer. Or, you can fry it in the skillet (no oil).

Kielbasa and Cheese

With this open-faced kielbasa sandwich and cheese recipe, you can use multiple cheeses if you want.

What cheese goes with kielbasa?

Just about any kind of cheese for a pizza will work well on this. The primary one to use will be Mozzarella cheese. The key extra one will be Parmesan cheese. Beyond that, Provolone, Asiago, and Swiss cheeses are good.

Is kielbasa fully cooked?

The ones prepackaged in the store are typically cooked already.

Can kielbasa be frozen?

Yes, just like most meats, it stores well in the freezer if it’s packaged good in a food storage bag.

What about the onions and bell peppers?

You can add this if you want, although this particular recipe doesn’t have them, as this is a very, very fast sandwich outcome. This will add about 10-12 minutes time, if you want to proceed. So, you can sauté in a skillet, some separated rings of onions and strips of bell pepper in 1-2 tbsp of olive oil and a little garlic for about 5-7 minutes. Just toss these sautéed veggies on the sandwich just before the cheese(s).

What to serve with this open-faced Kielbasa sandwich

You have a lot of sides you can choose from to serve with this open faced sausage sandwich. It will go perfect with French fries, potato chips, dill pickle spears are for some common ideas. I can attest it goes extra good with a beer. Here’s a few other ideas for sides.

Kielbasa Sandwich Nutrition per Serving

The nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option. You can tweak your ingredients to meet more healthy values if you want to use low-fat cheeses or turkey sausage.

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Now you can make this for a fast dinner meal or a tailgate get together. Planning it out is extremely easy. Did you make it? Let us know and share it!

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