Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash

In less than 5 minutes, you can dice and dump a minimal amount of ingredients and have breakfast simmering before you know it! This Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash is cooked in a slow-cooker to give you the freedom to get more important things done! With only 7 ingredients, and next to no prep-work, this is great for lazy weekends or when family comes to town!

A bowl of my Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash on a placemat, ready to be eaten.

Cheese? ✔️ Potatoes? ✔️ Sausage? ✔️ All the yummy and indulgent ingredients you want in one dish? ✔️ This breakfast answers the right way to all the great questions. No one complains when this item comes on the menu. If it’s just you and your immediate family enjoying this, the portion is great for leftovers! Want to spice it up? Throw on some chipotle tabasco sauce! Want a little crunch? Sprinkle the top with crushed ritz crackers for that something special! This recipe is fantastic the way it is but can always be tailored for your specific taste!

What is kielbasa?

First off, kielbasa is the polish word for ‘sausage’. Kielbasa can come in a variety of forms: beef, pork, chicken, and a blend. It comes in a ‘U’ – shaped packaging and it is typically precooked. I usually opt for the beef type because it is a little healthier when it comes to fat! It has a very mild taste and I find it always pairs well cheesy dishes.

Can I use any shape of hash browns?

You can use any type of frozen hash brown you find at you local grocer. The thickness and density of the hash brown could potentially alter the cook time. Stick with what the recipe below dictates, and modify accordingly so that they are completely heated through!

Ingredients for my Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash laid out on a table, flat.

Ingredients for our Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash:

  • Shredded Hash Browns
  • Whole Milk
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Butter
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Sweet Onion
  • Kielbasa

How to make our Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash:

First, dice the onions and kielbasa into small, bite-sized pieces. Pour the contents of the frozen hash browns into the slow-cooker and top with the diced onions and kielbasa.

A cutting board with diced kielbasa, onions, and shredded cheese, all before being put in a crockpot.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the milk and cream of chicken soup and fully combine. Slowly pour the liquid mixture over the hash browns, onions, and kielbasa. Mix completely.

Slow-cooker with diced kielbasa, onions, and shredded hash browns before a liquid mixture is poured in.

Last, stir in the shredded cheese. Place the top on the slow-cooker, and set on low for 4 hours.

All the ingredients for the Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash in a slow cooker before being cooked.

After 4 hours, give the mixture a good stir and serve!

The Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash in a white bowl after being cooked.

I’m always looking for something delicious for breakfast that can last a few days… muffins are a usual go-to, but I also want to stay away from all the sugar at times. THIS is the perfect weekly breakfast to feed yourself and the family. It reheats amazing and has both carbs and protein, while being just plain delicious! Making this for a holiday get together?? Pair it with my Warm Bourbon Cider or Pomegranate Mimosa for the perfect brunch!

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Yield: 18 Servings

Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash

Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Hash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32oz frozen shredded hash browns
  • 14oz beef kielbasa
  • 1 Small Onion, diced
  • 1/3 C butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups colby jack cheese
  • 1 Can cream of chicken
  • 1 C whole Milk

Instructions

    1. Dice onions and kielbasa into bite-sized pieces. Add to a greased crockpot along with the frozen shredded hash browns.
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine milk and cream of chicken soup. Mix thoroughly.
    3. Pour over hash browns and stir.
    4. Last, add shredded cheese and mix.
    5. Allow to simmer on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
    6. Give a good stir and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 773mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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