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Kielbasa Sausage Stir Fry

Looking for a quick and flavorful dinner option? Try my Kielbasa Sausage Stir Fry! With just mere minutes of cooking time, this dish packs in protein from the kielbasa sausage and a medley of colorful veggies for a nutritious meal! It’s easy, healthy, and delicious – perfect for busy weeknights or anytime you need a satisfying meal in a flash!

Kielbasa sausage stir fry mixed with vegetables served on a white plate, side view.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re a fan of quick and healthy meals, you’ll love my Kielbasa Sausage Stir Fry! I crafted this dish to feature simple ingredients like juicy, tender kielbasa sausage stir-fried with onions and red bell peppers, creating a flavorful and satisfying main dish or hearty side. Inspired by a cherished family recipe, it’s a delightful twist on classic stir fry flavors, combining my proven cooking technique from my Garlic Chicken Stir Fry and Chicken Sesame Oil Stir Fry!

Perfect for anyone seeking an easy and nutritious meal option, this stir fry is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. So why wait? Let’s fire up those skillets and get cooking!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Kielbasa Sausage – can also use other firm texture sausages like arabiki, bratwurst, chicken sausage and hot links.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Bell Pepper – fresh sliced bell peppers.
  • Onion – yellow or brown onion.
  • Garlic – fresh and sliced.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Cayenne Pepper ground Cayenne Pepper.

Ingredient Substitutions

For a delightful variation, you can substitute kielbasa with Japanese Arabiki Sausage, Bratwurst, Chicken Sausages, or Hot Links. Each option offers its own unique flavor profile and texture, perfect for achieving a delicious seared texture in your stir fry. Experiment with different sausages to find your favorite combination of flavors and textures.

Ingredients to make a kielbasa sausage stir fry prepared on a cutting board.

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

Prep Your Ingredients in advance for efficiency and use a roomy Wok or Deep Skillet. Opt for High-Temperature Cooking Oil to achieve that signature stir fry result.

Step 1 In a large skillet or wok, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped sausage and cook until tender-crisp and seared, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer the cooked sausage to a holding plate.

Kielbasa sausage being cooked in a wok.

Step 2 In the same frying pan, add a little more oil and bring it to temperature. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, then add sliced bell peppers and onion. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook on high heat until the veggies are softened, about 2-4 minutes.

Garlic, onions, bell pepper being cooked in a wok.

🍳Stir Frying Pro Tip

When stir-frying, it’s important to Stir and Mix the ingredients Frequently to achieve an even cook throughout. This technique ensures that all the components are cooked uniformly and prevents any unevenly cooked or burnt spots.

Step 3 Add back in the seared sausage, toss and season with optional cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.

Kielbasa sausage stir fry in a wok.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

For the best dining experience, Serve your stir fry Piping Hot and freshly cooked. Stir fry dishes are most flavorful and enjoyable when served immediately after cooking, ensuring that the textures are just right and the flavors are at their peak.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

Garnish your stir fry with fresh herbs like Cilantro or Green Onions for an extra pop of flavor and freshness.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this kielbasa sausage stir fry with Stir Fry Green Beans or Old Bay Pan Fried Shrimp for protein, and serve alongside spicy Cajun Cauliflower Rice or Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice for a flavorful meal combination.

Kielbasa sausage stir fry mixed with vegetables in a wok.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of seasoning works best with this recipe?

For this recipe, a simple and light seasoning works best to complement the flavors of the kielbasa sausage and vegetables. Consider using seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, or even adding in Cajun powder. These seasonings add depth of flavor without overpowering the dish, allowing the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine through.

Can I make this recipe with frozen vegetables?

While it's technically possible to make this recipe with frozen vegetables, it's best to use fresh vegetables for the crispiest texture. Frozen vegetables tend to release more moisture during cooking, which can affect the overall texture of the stir fry. Opting for fresh vegetables will ensure that your stir fry has the perfect crispness and flavor.

How do I prevent the vegetables from becoming soggy?

To prevent the vegetables from becoming soggy, it's essential not to overcook them. Keep a close eye on the cooking time and remove the vegetables from the heat once they are tender-crisp. Overcooking can cause the vegetables to release too much moisture, resulting in a soggy texture.

 

Kielbasa sausage stir fry mixed with vegetables served on a white plate, top down view.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers of this kielbasa sausage stir fry, simply place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. Leftovers can be kept for 3-5 days.

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Kielbasa sausage stir fry mixed with vegetables being picked up with a fork.

Kielbasa Sausage Stir Fry

Enjoy a flavorful twist on classic stir fry with my Kielbasa Stir Fry recipe. Packed with juicy sausage and vibrant vegetables, this sausage stir fry is a delicious and satisfying meal option. Try my Kielbasa Stir Fry for a hearty and easy-to-make dish!
4.84 from 6 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: kielbasa stir fry, sausage stir fry
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 346kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Kielbasa Sausage can substitute with hot links
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil neutral, no flavor or taste
  • 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Onion sliced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/6 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Kielbasa sausage, garlic, onions, and bell peppers prepared for stir fry.
  • Cut kielbasa sausage into bite-size pieces, and slice bell peppers, onions and garlic.
    Ingredients to make a kielbasa sausage stir fry prepared on the counter top.
  • In a large skillet or wok, add 1/2 tbsp cooking oil and bring up to temp under medium-high heat. Add in chopped sausage and cook until outside is seared, 2-3 minutes and transfer to a holding bowl.
    Kielbasa sausage being cooked in a wok.
  • In the same frying pan or wok, add 1/2 tbsp cooking oil and bring up to temp under high heat. Add in sliced garlic until fragment, around 30 seconds then add in sliced bell peppers and onions. Lightly sprinkle with salt and a little heavier on the black pepper. Cook until soft and desired tenderness is reached, around 2-4 minutes.
    Garlic, onions, bell pepper being cooked in a wok.
  • Add back cooked sausage, sprinkle optional red cayenne pepper and stir fry until all mixed combined. Transfer to a serving plate.
    Kielbasa sausage stir fry in a wok.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1284IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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