Kielbasas and Potato Skillet - Cheap and Delicious Meal!


I recently found myself wandering the isles of the grocery store in a zombie-like state searching for something to make for dinner while my precious child whined incessantly, “are we done yet?!” While picking out a package of hot dogs, I noticed a coupon for $1.00 off 2 packages of kielbasas. Intrigued, I picked up the coupon and pushed my cart a few feet over to the kielbasa. I was thrilled to find that it was on sale! I purchased two packages of kielbasa for $3.00 and decided I needed to create some kind of delicious dinner with it. 

Usually I just fry up some kielbasa to serve with pierogies… nothing wrong with that meal at all! But I wanted something a little different. What I concocted has turned out to be one of our favorite family dinners. This Kielbasas and Potato Skillet is a really cheap and delicious Meal!

Kielbasas and Potato Skillet - Cheap and Delicious Meal!

The potatoes in this skillet meal are crispy on the outside and soft inside, the onions and peppers add so much flavor, and the pan-fried kielbasa is perfect. We love to eat this with a big dollop of sour cream.

Kielbasas and Potato Skillet - Cheap and Delicious Meal!

Sometimes I buy bananas knowing no one will eat them and then I’ll “have” to make banana bread. Ha! Really, banana bread is so easy to make, fills the air with a delicious smell, and is an easy dessert or side to a cheap dinner. Plus, it make a yummy breakfast the next morning!

Click here to see the banana bread recipe I use.

Kielbasas and Potato Skillet - Cheap and Delicious Meal!

I knew my kielbasa skillet dinner and banana bread would turn out to be a pretty cheap meal, but when I added up the price of the ingredients I was surprised! Here’s the breakdown:

Kielbasa and Potato Skillet:
Kielbasa – $1.50
Potatoes – $0.67
Bell pepper – $0.69
Onion – $0.40
Butter – $0.06
Vegetable oil – $0.02
=$3.34 or $0.84 per serving

Banana Bread:
Bananas – $0.25
Flour – $0.18
Butter – $0.50
Sugar – $0.18
Eggs – $0.12
Vanilla – $0.21
Baking Soda – $0.01
=$1.45 or $0.29 per 2-slice serving

Kielbasa and Potato Skillet dinner with sour cream + banana bread with butter = $5.43 for the whole meal!

I shop at Kroger and Aldi. I realize prices will vary based on where you live, sales, and coupons, but I’m still sure you can make this meal for a very low cost.

Kielbasa and Potato Skillet
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
802 calories
70 g
112 g
49 g
23 g
19 g
575 g
1091 g
7 g
1 g
26 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 802
Calories from Fat 437
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g
Saturated Fat 19g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 112mg
Sodium 1091mg
Total Carbohydrates 70g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 pounds Kielbasa
  2. 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  3. 1 tablespoon butter
  4. 1 medium onion
  5. 1 green bell pepper
  6. 3 pounds potatoes
  7. Sour cream (optional)
  1. 1. Heat oil and butter heat in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2. Wash, peel, and chop potatoes into 3/4-inch cubes.
  3. 3. Peel the onion then cut it in half and slice into thin strips.
  4. 4. Remove the stem and seeds from the bell pepper then cut the pepper into thin strips.
  5. 5. Add the potatoes, onions, and bell peppers to the skillet, cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  6. 6. Remove the lid from the skillet and continue to cook until the potatoes begin to reach golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  7. Note: I like my potatoes extra crispy, so I cooked them an additional 20 minutes.
  8. 7. Remove the potatoes, onions, and bell peppers from the skillet and set aside. Slice the kielbasa into 1/2-3/4 inch thick rounds. Place the kielbasa slices into the skillet in an even layer and cook uncovered over medium heat, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown.
  9. 8. Add the potato mixture back to the skillet and gently stir. Cook uncovered for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately with sour cream.
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  1. Genny
    March 2, 2017 at 11:08 am (2 months ago)

    Hi Carissa — I found your blog recently and read your story on Miscarriage. Let me first say that I am so sorry for your loss and that your story touched my heart. While I am 63 years old, I also had a miscarriage 29 years ago, and you are right, it changes you. I still mourn for that loss. I know others don’t understand It brings tears to my eyes just writing this. It’s a loss that only those who have suffered can understand. The only positive to take away from a miscarriage is that we have a little one in Heaven waiting for us!


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