This is an absolutely delicious dish, and it’s so easy to make. This is a hearty meal in the air fryer that you can have ready in 30 minutes. Serve these Air Fryer Kielbasa and Potatoes up with some crusty bread and butter, a side salad, or vegetable, and you’ve got a great balanced meal that will have them coming back for seconds.
We have been eating Kielbasa and potatoes for years and years. It’s one of the easiest and most delicious meals we make. We secretly love to serve a big platter of Pierogies as well.
But now we make it in our air fryer instead of in a skillet. Preparation is a breeze, and so is clean-up. It’s a well-rounded meal that is fantastic for all occasions too. Affordable, quick, and family approved.
📌 Why This Recipe Works
Quick Prep | If you want a dinner that is quick prep, this is your go-to! It is so simple to whip up.
Won’t Heat The House | Make this dish in summer or winter! Using your air fryer won’t heat your whole house when you go to cooking.
Simple Ingredients | Simple ingredients are used for this dish. Change up spices to fit your needs.
Mix and Match | Swap out vegetables to fit what you have on hand. To create a similar dish with nutrient rich vegetables.
Affordable | Budget-friendly and tasty as can be! What more could you want?
30 Minute Meal | Short on time? Use this recipe as one of your go-to 30 minute meals you can whip up in no time for busy weeknights.
Kielbasa – I picked up the package at the grocery store. There were several different varieties, but we prefer the generic Polska (Polish) variety.
Potatoes – Most potatoes will be fine in this recipe. I prefer to stick with a Russet or Yukon gold variety because they cook up perfectly. You could opt for a red potato, but they will be a little mushier.
Sweet potatoes are another great option to try as well. Don’t worry if you found a great deal on potatoes and want to use them up, but they aren’t russet! You can try it with all sorts of potatoes until you find what you like the best.
The flavors in this comforting dish are out of this world. This is fantastic for feeding a crowd, and even the kids will go to town and gobble it up. There is no wrong way to make it either. Take a look at these simple directions.
Step One: Begin by washing the potatoes. Then, rinse off the red pepper and peel the onion. Set aside.
Step Two: Chop up the potatoes, onions, and red pepper in bite-size pieces. Cut the Kielbasa with a serrated knife into 1/8 inch disks, and add them to the bowl. Spray everything with a little bit of spray olive oil, and toss lightly.
Step Three: Add a bit of garlic salt, seasoned salt, and pepper. Next, add the barbecue sauce and toss again gently.
Step Four: Cook in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Stop the Air Fryer every 8-10 minutes through cooking to flip the Kielbasa, potatoes, and peppers. Then continue cooking.
Step Five: Remove the meal from the Air Fryer and add a little more BBQ sauce on top. Serve on plates or in large bowls.
🍲 Meal Prep
This recipe is excellent for making ahead of time. You can completely cook it and keep it in the fridge for up to four days. This is a perfect recipe to start meal prepping lunches for the week as you can get a couple of days worth like we talk about in Meal Prep 101.
Warm it up in the air fryer, a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, or in your microwave. Don’t overcook it or it may dry out. I usually add some extra barbecue sauce right before serving leftovers.
To save yourself time, chop up the onions, peppers, and potatoes and store them in the fridge. They will last 5-7 days if they are kept airtight and can be added to all sorts of recipes.
🥘 Expert Tips
- Swap the Kielbasa with any cooked sausage style meat like andouille, chicken sausages, polish sausages, etc.
- Consider sprinkling with shredded cheese once you are finished cooking for added flavor.
- Add in some sliced thicker style cabbage towards the end to give it even more flavor.
- Ensure your potatoes are evenly cut so they will be done at the same time. They will take the longest to cook fully.
⏲️ Recipe FAQs
This kielbasa dish can be served as a meal by itself. Serve with a crisp green salad, more vegetables, dinner rolls or even cornbread.
Kielbasa is typically fully cooked when you purchase it. There are some brands that could be raw, so always read the label on the package to ensure yours can be eaten cold or heated to a certain internal temperature.
If you are unsure if the kielbasa in your fridge is bad or not, here are some quick pointers. Look at the texture, you do not want it to feel slimy. Smell to ensure it doesn’t smell sour. The color needs to be pinkish, not grey, and spoiled. Those are signs you should toss it out.
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Air Fryer Kielbasa, Potatoes, Onions and Peppers
- 1 package Kielbasa
- 1 Onion large, sweet
- 1 Red Pepper
- 4 Potatoes
- Spray Olive Oil
- 1 cup BBQ Sauce
- Garlic Salt, Seasoned Salt, and Pepper to taste
Prepare the Vegetables
- Wash the potatoes and red pepper. Peel the onion.
- Chop the potatoes, red pepper and sweet onion into bite sized pieces. Keep them to a uniform thickness. Place in a bowl.
Season the Kielbasa and Vegetables
- Slice the kielbasa into ⅛ – ¼" slices and add to the bowl
- Add garlic salt, seasoned salt and pepper. Toss gently.
- Add the BBQ sauce and toss again to cover all of the ingredients
Air Fry the Kielbasa and Vegetables
- Set the Air Fryer to 350 degrees and add the kielbasa and vegetables. Make sure to keep enough space around the ingredients to keep good air flow.
- Set the timer for 25 minutes, and turn them over every 8-10 minutes.
- The kielbasa should be cooked with browning on the edges and the potatoes should be fork tender. If they are not, add them back to the air fryer for another five minutes
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