This Pierogies and Kielbasa Skillet Recipe is a hearty family friendly meal that is easily prepared. The Polish sausage and pierogies is a 30 minute dinner prepared in one skillet. It’s great comfort food with easy clean up!
Pierogies and Kielbasa Skillet
Pierogies and Kielbasa are both classic Polish comfort food. It is not surprising that they pair together so well. Here they have been pan fried along with peppers and onions, then topped generously with shredded cheddar cheese.
While I suggest serving a nice big dollop of sour cream with the dish, it isn’t really necessary. If you love spicy food a splash of hot sauce would be a tasty alternative.
How to make Pierogies and Kielbasa Skillet
Just follow along with the simple steps and this recipe is a breeze. I’ve included some images of the preparation to help. Full recipe is on the printable recipe card below.
Here are most of the ingredients you will need toe make this kielbasa skillet recipe.
- Kielbasa is a fully cooked Polish sausage. It can be found in the grocery store along with the other smoked sausages. Traditionally, kielbasa is a ground pork sausage, but my late husband preferred the beef variety. I have made the turkey kielbasa for myself on occasion and the olive oil used in this recipe is sufficient to make up for the lower fat in that sausage.
- Pierogies are found in the frozen food section. Feel free to make your own homemade pierogies if you like, but that is a time consuming process.
- Peppers & onions add color and texture to the dish and make it a complete meal in a skillet.
- Cheddar cheese tops off the skillet meal and elevates it to full on comfort food. not pictured
- Olive oil and butter are used to fry the kielbasa, vegetables and pierogies. not pictured
Place a pot of water on to boil at the start. Boil the frozen pierogies while frying kielbasa, peppers and onions.
Put a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the sliced kielbasa. Scoop out the browned sausage into a bowl and set aside. Leave the fat and oil in the skillet.
Reduce heat to medium. Add the sliced peppers and onions to the skillet.
Pan fry the vegetables until onions are soft and golden brown. The peppers will be cooked, but not mushy. Remove to bowl with the kielbasa. Then pan fry the pierogies in butter until lightly browned.
Return the sausage and vegetables to the skillet with the pieroigies. Mix these together gently, then top off with shredded cheese.
Serve the dish right out of the skillet. Top with some sour cream if you like.
Looking for an alternative kielbasa recipe to this dish? Try my popular Kielbasa and Potatoes recipe. If you decide to make it check out the reader comments. Many have kindly shared their own additions and twists to the recipe over the years.
Pierogies and Kielbasa skillet dinner with peppers, onions and cheddar cheese. easy 30 minute dinner recipe.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 14 ounce kielbasa sliced into ½ inch thick medallions
- 3 small bell peppers assorted colors, seeded and cut into strips
- 1 medium onion peeled and cut into strips
- 12 cheddar pierogies (12 count box)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream optional
- Put on a pot of boiling water for the pierogies.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add the kielbasa and cook on each side until it begins to brown. Remove the browned kielbasa from the skillet and set aside. Leave the oil in the skillet.
- Add the bell pepper and onions to the skillet and cook over medium heat until softened, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Boil the frozen pierogi in water according to package directions; drain well. This should be done while cooking the sausage and peppers.
Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add the pierogies and sauté one side until they begin to brown on that side, then flip the pierogi.
Once the pierogies have been flipped in the skillet, add back the sautéed bell peppers and onions and the browned kielbasa. Use a spatula to gently toss everything all together.
Sprinkle the shredded cheddar over the pierogi and kielbasa in the skillet. Cover with a lid and allow the cheese to melt.
- Remove the skillet from the heat. Serve with sour cream and a dash of salt and pepper if desired.
Nutrition data based on pork kielbasa. No account has been made for draining off any of the fat after making the peppers. If you do that, the fat and calories will be slightly lower. Swapping turkey kielbasa will also alter the data.
As always data is just an estimate and will vary based on brands used and other factors.