Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet

With only 5 ingredients, this may be the EASIEST and most DELICIOUS thing you have ever made for your family. Our Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet takes less than 15 minutes to cook and is devoured by both kids and husbands. Flavorful, simple, and filling… an absolute win!

Our Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet with a large spoon on top of a placemat.

I grew up eating kielbasa and macaroni and cheese. They always came together. Naturally, I made the same dish for my kiddos. I wanted to reinvent a way to incorporate kielbasa into a more adult-like meal. This recipe answered it all! The bite-size pieces of pepper with potato and kielbasa are so good together. The dried ranch seasoning just makes everything taste so rich and flavorful. It’s quick to throw together but does not lack on taste!

What is kielbasa?

Kielbasa is a broad term that is generally used for a group of Polish sausage. The word is actually translated to mean “sausage”. They are typically made with pork meat, salt, and various spices and herbs such as pepper, garlic, and marjoram. We specifically choose beef because we like the flavor and prefer beef to pork for this recipe.

What’s the healthiest potato?

We read a study that compared four of the most popular potatoes and which was the most nutrient-dense with vitamin and minerals. They came up with this figure based on how many of these nutrients were in each calorie.

Here is the ranking, in order:

  1. Red Potato
  2. White Potato
  3. Russet Potato
  4. Sweet Potato

So for this specific recipe, we used the red potato! It offered the most nutritional value and also has great flavor. It cooks great on the stove top and our family eats it up.

Ingredients for our Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet.

Ingredients for our Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet:

  • Beef Kielbasa
  • Red Potatoes
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Dry Ranch Dressing Packet

How to make our Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet:

Place a skillet on the stove top and turn to medium heat. Dice all ingredients into bite-sized pieces and set next to the stove.

A cutting board with chopped potatoes, bell peppers, and kielbases.

Place potatoes in the skillet and stir occasionally, heating for about 10 minutes. You will know to move onto the next step when then edges are turning a nice crispy brown.

A skillet on a stove top with diced potatoes next to a cutting board with diced bell peppers and kielbasa.

Next, add the diced kielbasa to the potatoes. Place a lid on top and stir occasionally. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring so the meat cooks evenly.

A skillet with diced kielbasa and potatoes being cooked.

Mix red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper into the saucepan, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until peppers are just tender.

Serve and enjoy!

Our finished Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet with some spooning out a serving.

This is a great meal to feed the family that offers starch, protein, and veggies all in one dish. It is also great as leftovers and heats nicely in the microwave. Use a non-stick skillet if you have it. If not, we recommend using a little bit of olive oil to coat the pan before adding the potato. Enjoy having a deliciously, easy dinner for tonight!

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Our Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet on a placemat in a skillet.
Yield: 6 Servings

Kielbasa and Pepper Skillet

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes


  • 1 (16 ounce) package smoked beef kielbasa sausage, diced
  • 6 medium red potatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Packet of Ranch Seasoning, dry


  1. Dice all ingredients into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place skillet on stove top and heat on medium.
  3. Place potatoes in skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes, until edges start to brown.
  4. Add kielbasa. Cook, while stirring, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add bell peppers and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Pour ranch seasoning over top and stir completely.
  7. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 1043mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g

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

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