Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal

Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal
My kids have been kicking my butt lately when it comes to chauffeuring them around. How is it that two teenagers have so many places to go....like, every day? I hate to break it to you mom's of toddlers and such...but it only gets busier! Be prepared and know how to make really quick meals you can throw together between the 47 rides you are going to give in one day. No joke.

And, by choice we live about 10 miles out of town. We did know there would be a lot of extra driving, but seriously not this much. There are just so many practices and practices of speech and sports and parties and get-togethers...it's like whoa.

And because of that, I need some seriously quick meals I can throw together, that are ready in 30 minutes and can often be eaten on the go...no cutting with a knife necessary.

Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal good for the whole family
Luckily, my kids like peas (they were a staple in the highchair) and Kielbasa (we're Polish). They go together well in this little ensemble and it provides enough fuel to get through a sports practice or where ever else they are headed.

Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal dinner just got easier
I love that while this is cooking in a covered skillet, I can get other things done. Not too much management is needed, which is always a plus on a busy weeknight. This meal can also be easily scooped into on-the-go containers and eaten on the road. Yes, sometimes we have to do that.

 Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry

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Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 4-6


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of celery soup
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb Polska Kielbasa, sliced into pieces
  • 3/4 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 10 oz frozen peas
  • 1 can (6.5 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup finely shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese


  • In a large 12"-nonstick skillet, bring water, soup and butter to a boil . Add Kielbasa and rice, stirring to combine. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Stir in frozen peas and mushrooms; cover and continue to cook for 15 minutes more. Remove from heat, sprinkle with cheese and cover until it's melted. Serve immediately.

Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal dinner just got easier and quicker
Give it a try next time you need something fast and delicious.
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10 Comments and 4 Replies

  1. It’s so ironic to see this post this morning. Just last evening, I was telling my husband that as I looked back at October’s calendar, which was cram-packed full of events, there were only two, a County Arts Council meeting for me and a dentist appointment for him, that did not revolve around my teenager. She’s a junior in high school but just turned 15 last month, so I still do all of the driving around. I’m run ragged. Like you, I diligently strive to put healthy, quick meals on the table, and to hold cost down by not eating out except on special occasions. It’s a real challenge. Thanks for the post.

    • Cathy 2

      Yep, I get it. It’s mostly the 15-year old running us ragged! I guess they will be driving soon enough, which is a whole other stress. Then I guess I’ll be posting chocolate.

  2. Man, talk about cozy! Delicious. I’m craving this bad!

  3. This meal looks like the perfect fix for a busy weeknight dinner! I love the flavors going on in there – delicious comfort food! My mom made kielbasa a lot growing up and it was always a hit in our house. :)

  4. Pinning and sharing! I make kielbasa for the kids sometimes weekly, but I just heat the kielbasa, cut it up and serve it. This looks so wonderful! I can’t wait to try it!

  5. I used think chasing toddlers around was busy until now, my tween-age kids run me ragged, all the driving is nuts! We live on quick meals, this is going go into the rotation for sure!

  6. Love quick skillet dinners like this for busy weeknight nights (or lazy weekends)! :) And my 17 year old just got his own car a few months ago, and it has been heaven. No more running around constantly for me, which was even more of a pain for me because I have a toddler I have to strap into a car seat every time we had to take him somewhere or pick him up. ;) He’s a pretty good driver, so I don’t worry too much.

  7. Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies 10

    This looks like a delicious quick meal idea! Now I just need to get my kids to eat peas so we can all enjoy it.

  8. Glynis Clark 11

    Extraordinary Pig Recipe on a chilly fall night! I used your recipe but substituted some ingredients as that’s what I had on hand. Here is my adult version:

    Had a bottle of red wine open so I reduced the kielbasa and fresh sliced mushrooms with 1/2 cup.
    I did not have the soup so I used OVOO about 1/4 cup. Although I would definitely use the soup next time. Poured the bag of frozen peas right from the freezer and they did not get mushy.
    Decided not to use rice and subbed with a wheat orzo pasta. Cooked the pasta and then added at the end. Saved some of the pasta liquid to keep the moisture in the dish. Also added chopped fresh sage springs to garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and the cheese.

  9. It looks yummy! My daughter is now 16-year old. I must try it for her on the next weeknight! Can’t wait!

  10. I love this dinner, we’re huge fans of kielbasa (I’m Polish.) This will be happening soon!


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