Super Easy Potato Kielbasa

Do you have an easy favorite recipe using leftover potatoes? This is one of my standby recipes I make with extra baked potatoes. I use leftovers from the oven, crock pot or microwave. That’s why I always make extra potatoes for recipes like this one. It’s basically homemade home fries with turkey kielbasa. We love the flavors and colors of the peppers and onions. Of course garlic makes everything taste better.

If you don’t have any potatoes made ahead, you can always quickly microwave them. The cold potato is easier to fry without falling a part. You could substitute leftover ham instead. Either way it’s a tasty way to utilize your leftovers.

It’s perfect with scrambled eggs or a salad for a complete meal. Enjoy it hot from a cast iron skillet if you have one! A large skillet will work too.

Super Easy Potato Kielbasa


  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, miced or pressed
  • 3 large potatoes, cooked and cooled cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 red, yellow or green pepper, sliced
  • 1 package turkey kielbasa sliced on a diagonal
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet on medium heat and add garlic cloves.
  2. Fry potatoes on all sides until brown. Add peppers and onions and saute until done.
  3. Remove from heat and keep warm with foil.
  4. Saute turkey in the same skillet and brown on both sides.
  5. Add vegetables and toss. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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What’s your favorite way to serve leftover baked potatoes?

4 thoughts on “Super Easy Potato Kielbasa

  1. Kim

    Hi Jackie – I just tried this recipe last night for dinner and it was a huge hit with my family. I even used up some of the 10 lbs of potatoes that I bought when they were on sale for $2.50! Thank you so, so much for all that you do and sharing all of your recipes, freezer cooking tips and weekly meal plans with us. They really have inspired me to feed not only my family, but to bless other families as well. I only wish I lived closer so that I could attend one of your workshops as well as help out in your food ministry!!

    1. admin

      Awesome, Kim. You can still bless others with by doubling your own families and always having one on hand. And gathering a group of ladies and freezer cooking for a mission meal at a local shelter is a great cause. Keep up the good work.

  2. Erin

    Hi Jackie, I enjoyed hearing you speak at Becoming! Curious…do you think this would taste weird with sweet potatoes? I have so much kielbasa my husband keeps buying for a stir-fry we make twice a month & don’t know what to do with it! We have like 3 in the freezer. We really avoid white potatoes…any modification ideas would be awesome. xo

    1. admin

      Erin, thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed meeting new women and sharing my passion. I think this would rock with sweet potatoes. Try microwaving the potatoes until almost done before your pan fry. Have you tried crock pot potatoes, sweet potatoes would work too, just a shorter cook time. Blessings.

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