We scoured the inter-webs looking for a funny video of kielbasa to start this post off, but alas, we only found videos of Polish polkas and (as you might have guessed) inappropriate videos that are not suitable for our family oriented blog. So we are going to dive right into this one.
Before moving on, however, we want to call out that this recipe does call for a quite a bit of butter. Now please don’t go posting on the inter-webs saying that D&E are hypocrites because we said we want everyone to start eating healthier. Yes, this recipe isn’t the most healthy but it is certainly a better option than fast food. Just remember, if you fall in love with it (like we did), don’t make it every night for dinner (we don’t).
Kielbasa and Potatoes
Insanely easy and delicious, although not quite as healthy as our normal meals. We like the butter, but you can definitely use less or substitute something else in its place. Make sure to serve a side of veggies (no we don’t consider potatoes as healthy vegetables) to up the nutrition value of the whole meal.
- Servings – 4 to 5
- Prep time – 15 minutes
- Cook time – 30 minutes
- 1 lb kielbasa (preferably low-fat or low-sodium; also even better if you can get it fresh from a meat market or deli!)
- 1.5 lb red potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of butter (1/4 stick)
- Seasoned salt (no, regular salt won’t do the trick!)
- Dried parsley
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Wash and dry potatoes. Cut into eighths (cut in half, halve those, and halve those).
3. Put cut potatoes onto large microwave-safe plate and cover in saran wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
4. Stir potatoes (be careful when removing the plastic wrap – the steam is hot!). Replace saran wrap. Microwave on high for another 5 minutes.
5. While potatoes are in the microwave, cut kielbasa into about 1/2 inch coins. Cut diagonally to create maximum surface area.
6. Into a large baking dish (we use a glass 9×13), add the kielbasa, potatoes, and butter. Add about half a tablespoon of the seasoned salt and 1/2 tablespoon of the dried parsley. Stir to make sure everything is evenly coated (the butter should be melty from the potatoes).
7. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Stir. Bake for an additional 5-15 minutes, until the potatoes are done. Make sure you check every couple minutes so nothing gets overdone or burned.
8. Serve with your side of veggies that you prepared while it was baking, and enjoy! Note: you can add more salt or parsley if you want; we usually just eyeball it in the beginning.
Tell us how the recipe went for you in the comments below!