30 Minute Meal/ One Pan

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa Skillet Meal

Meals during the week should always be super easy, full of real ingredients and definitely super tasty!  This skillet meal only takes a minimal amount of prep work, 30 minutes (if that!) to make, and its filled with real ingredients! The result is a super tasty meal the whole family will love, and it will take hardly any effort on your part!

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Easy Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

What I love most about this meal is that I am a HUGE fan of skillet meals! They are so easy. If you don’t have a great skillet, you definitely NEED to get a good quality cast iron. They last forever, they are super easy to care for, and they are amazing. If you are looking for more information on why I choose cast iron, or how to care for them, check out my Cast Iron 101!

30 Minute Sweet and Sour Kielbasa Skillet Meal
30 minute kielbasa recipe

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: One Pan
  • Method: Skillet Meal
  • Cuisine: American


1 lb Kielbasa

1.5 cups pineapple, chunked

1 medium yellow onion

2 bell peppers – red and green (or whatever colors you want)

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup tomato puree

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp fresh ginger

2 TBSP Olive Oil


In a large sautee pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.

Add the onion slices and sear for a few minutes until they start to caramelize.

Add the pepper chunks and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add in the garlic and the sliced kielbasa and cook until the kielbasa is warm and starting to turn brown on the sides.

In a small bowl, stir together the honey, apple cider vinegar, tomato puree and minced ginger.

Add the sauce and the pineapple to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened.

Serve with rice.

Love Skillet Meals? Check to these other awesome weeknight recipes!

Chicken Fajita Skillet

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This sweet and sour kielbasa skillet meal only takes a minimal amount of prep work, 30 minutes (if that!) to make, and its filled with real ingredients!
30 Minute Meal, Skillet Meal, Kielbasa Recipe,

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    August 6, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Thanks, Jenni, this was really good! I added a jalapeno because I needed to use it up and I used crushed pineapple instead of chunk because that's all I had on hand. It reminded me a little of Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken 😉 Can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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      August 7, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 Jalapeno would be a great addition!

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    March 29, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    Delicious dish I made yesterday! Easy and I enjoyed the combination of flavors! Yummy!!

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    February 19, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    What kind of vinegar do you use?

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    April 15, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    Made this for dinner tonight. It was pretty good although I used apple cider vinegar as that was all I had, I think I probably should have used a little less. Still very good.

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    January 22, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Obviously a cut and paste recipe since ingredient list doesn’t match the ingredients in the instructions. Did you even make it before posting? Was just okay, but definitely needed some adjustments. I usually don’t comment but when things don’t match up and it doesn’t seem like a recipe was really tested it drives me crazy.

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