This is an easy one pan meal that Market volunteer Jinny Bastianelli’s mother used to make. It has lots of satisfying flavor for chilly mid-winter evenings, and it’s full of great veggies so it’s as healthy as it is tasty. Check out Old Major Market for all kinds of great sausages that would work in this recipe and delicious specialty bacon too. Get smoked salt and pepper from Circle City Smoke.

Kielbasa Skillet Supper


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 4 potatoes, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup chopped red or yellow sweet pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. kielbasa or other sausage, sliced
  • Ground celery and paprika to taste, optional


  1. Fry the bacon in skillet until crisp. Remove and let cool, then crumble.
  2. Reserve most of the drippings and saute the potatoes, carrots, peppers, and onions in the bacon drippings until tender.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste (preferably with smoked salt and smoked pepper). Add ground celery and/or paprika if you like.
  4. Add the sliced kielbasa; cover and heat through 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve topped with the crumbled bacon pieces.

Cook’s Note: Kielbasas and smoked sausages are often pre-cooked. If using another type of sausage, make sure it is either pre-cooked, or cook/roast before Step #4.

This also makes a tasty breakfast with a fried egg on top. 

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