Kielbasa, Potato, Pine Nuts & Bacon Dinner (Recipe)

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This is a new-to-my-family recipe that I came up with – we are going to call it Kielbasa, Potato, Pine Nuts & Bacon (with a little spinach) by Taste of Home’s Kielbasa Potato Skillet but altered due to what was available in our house.  I was expecting all of us to like it, I mean- it’s kielbasa and potato with bacon.  That’s a lot of things to like.  I wasn’t expecting the whole family to want seconds- thirds- and fight over who got leftovers to bring for lunch!

kielbasa potato pine nuts and bacon dinner recipe

What you need:

1 pound red potatoes, cubed
3 tablespoons water
2 Kielbasa (Kielbasae? Kielbasas?)
1/2 cup chopped onion (The kids and I are not onion fans, although I love the flavor they add to dishes. I don’t chop the onion, but leave it large- then it’s easy to pick out!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
2- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 -2 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme ( I went heavier- did almost a full teaspoon)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups fresh baby spinach (I’ll call this one optional- we didn’t have it, I didn’t use it.  I bet it would be good)

1/2 to 3/4 c toasted (roasted) pine nuts

5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (Listen, I’m not going to judge you if you do 6. or 7.  It’s bacon!)

What to Do:

Place already cubed potatoes and 3 T water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until tender; drain. (I cut them pretty small- they cook faster, but it also means I don’t have to cut again for the kids)
In a large skillet (I like to use my cast iron skillet for dishes like this- it’s a super easy way to add iron to your diet), saute kielbasa and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add potatoes to skillet and cook 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.

In a separate dish, toast your pine nuts- set them aside to toss at the very end.

Add vinegar, mustard, thyme, brown sugar and pepper to skillet- stir to coat.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Add spinach and bacon; cook and stir until spinach is wilted.  Add pine nuts, stir  and serve.

 

Do you have other Kielbasa recipes? I’m always looking for new ways to cook it- it’s one of those things I always keep in the freezer for last minute meals.  I’d love to have more ways to prepare it!

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  • This sounds so good! I will have to make this for my family.

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  • What a neat recipe–thanks!

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  • Thanks for this. I’ve attempted it and it turned out pretty good. I did have to alter some but it turned out a hit.

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  • Sounds tasty and the word “kielbasa” always makes me giggle. Wasn’t there a joke about that in The Wedding Singer?

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  • looks very good

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  • This sounds great, I love kielbasa so much!

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  • Yummm. Is there possibly chicken stock missing? Sounds familiar and I remember there being chicken stock. Maybe something else I am thinking of.

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  • Mmmm, this is right up my alley! I love anything with sausage (that wasn’t meant to sound dirty). Thanks!

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  • i have to try this it sound and looks great!

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  • This sounds good. I do something similar, but it’s really a twist on something my family calls “Poor man’s dinner”. You fry thin-sliced potatoes (or use left over potatoes from dinner the night before), chopped onion, and cut up kielbasa. Season with garlic (fresh, powder, garlic salt, your preference), salt, and pepper. When the potatoes are tender, you tear up 3 or 4 slices of bread, then crack in 3 or 4 eggs. Mix it all up, cooking it until the eggs are done. You can top it with shredded cheese if you like, but it’s not part of the recipe. I just LOVE cheese. :)

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    • Cheese is fabulous.

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  • sounds yummy

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  • Well im attempting this tonight… wish me luck

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  • Everything’s better with bacon.

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  • ilike the idea of the food and then i would like to to eat them

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  • Yummy, I’m going to have to try this. I will definitely use the spinach too. I always try to add veggies whenever possible, since my daughter is so picky about what veggies she eats

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  • OMG this looks so good

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  • This looks really yummy – we love KIelbasa

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  • You had me at bacon! This looks like such an easy and delicious dinner. Thanks!

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  • Those potatoes and pine nuts look so good. Thank you for sharing. I will have to try this.

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  • Yum! I like this recipe. looks easy to prepare and delicious. I think my family will love it. Thanks for recipe

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  • Sounds yummy!

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  • Awesome recipe. Would love to try it.

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  • love this, could be what i am having for dinner tonight

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  • This sounds like my kind of meal! Yummy, I never thought of using pine nuts for this type of food before, but I bet it would be fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Where did you find this? It sounds like a meal to serve if you have a family with young children.

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  • This sounds good. I will have to try this soon.

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  • i need to try this my family would love this

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  • Looks so good! Will try.

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  • I think my son will love this, I am going to try it this weekend.

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  • Easy and simple! I can’t wait to try this one out! This’ll be grand come dinner!

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  • Wow, I love potatoes, so this dish is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing!

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  • This looks great, we eat way too much kielbasa in this house but that is okay. I am not a fan of bacon so I would take mine out before adding in bacon for the kids. They would put bacon on everything if I let them.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • My grandma would make a dish very similar to this (no pine nuts)

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  • Tried & family liked it. I used turkey sausage

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  • Looks so good! I never would have thought of using pine nuts and spinach.

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  • wow this looks so good thank you for the great recipe

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  • Our whole family would love this as a hearty dinner or a brunch dish. I might substitute ham for the bacon as I am not fond of bacon. I DO love pine nuts! Thanks much!

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  • this sounds and looks so good I gotta TRY IT…..THANKS FOR THE RECIPE…

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  • This looks great! And I’m starting back to a full time job Monday, so things that can be lunch are even better!

    I do the same thing with the onions for my son.

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  • I love sausage. I use turkey sausage and it’s really good in dishes like this .

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  • This sounds so delicious and great comfort food for this time of year! I don’t think you can go wrong with any dish that has kielbasa, potatoes, and bacon. I love the flavor of spicy brown mustard and the pine nuts are a great addition. I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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  • This looks and sounds absolutely delish! I am definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks!!!

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  • Mmmmmmm. Definitely want to try this!

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  • Delicioso!! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing =)

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  • we make fried potatoes with kielbasa all the time. its one of our favorite ‘go to’ easy suppers. i never thought of putting bacon in it too. omg….what a great idea!

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  • Mmmm…..this looks like tomorrow’s breakfast. Yes!

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  • sausage and potatoes, hubby’s favorites

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  • Oooh this sounds yummy!

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  • Sounds & looks so good. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  • Yummy! Sounds good & looks simple, thanks!

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