Easy turkey kielbasa and potato sheet pan dinner is a healthy, simple one pan meal that is ready in under 30 minutes! This easy veggie packed recipe is gluten free, grain free, paleo, Whole30 and kid approved! Did I mention you only have to clean one pan! It’s going to become a go to weeknight dish!
Turkey kielbasa has become one of my go to staples for the nights when I don’t know what to make for dinner or I’m just not up to cooking something super fancy. It’s simple to make and Dave loves it.
When I’m on top of my game, I make this easy turkey kielbasa and potato sheet pan dinner because it makes enough that Dave can take leftovers (that he’s actually excited to eat) to work the next day! I call that a win in my books!
This sheet pan meal is pretty simple to assemble, and really doesn’t require much cooking skills, so it’s perfect for beginner cooks as well!
What is Turkey Kielbasa
Kielbasa is Polish sausage. I grew up eating kielbasa and Dave loves it! Kielbasa usually has a mixture of spices, paprika and garlic and has a very distinct smell and flavor when cooked. Kielbasa is traditionally made from exclusively pork or sometimes pork and beef combined. However, you can also find it in the grocery store made with turkey, which is what is used in this recipe.
Kielbasa is already cooked and just needs to be heated up prior to being served. You can find it in the refrigerated section of the grocery store around where other sausage and bacon is sold.
After some trial and error, we found that Dave’s stomach tolerates the turkey kielbasa much better than the traditional kielbasa (I think it has to do with the fat content), so that is what we use in our house! But if you love traditional kielbasa, that will also work well in this dish!
How do you cook kielbasa and potatoes in the oven?
Since the kielbasa is already cooked, it doesn’t need much time in the oven. If you want the potatoes to get done and a little crispy on the outside, it’s best to cook the potatoes separately first and then add the kielbasa to the pan in the last 10 minutes or so of cooking.
To make kielbasa and potatoes in the oven in under 30 minutes:
- Use small baby potatoes that have been cut in half. Add whatever spices you would like to these potatoes and make sure to use some oil to help them roast.
- Roast the potatoes at 450F for about 15 minutes before adding the kielbasa.
- Slice the kielbasa into coins and add the kielbasa and any other vegetables to the sheet pan with the potatoes. Roast at 450F for an additional 10 minutes
- If you are doubling the recipe, be sure to use a large sheet pan. I have this 2/3 size sheet pan (affiliate) and it makes getting meal prep so much faster!
To get additional color on the kielbasa and added veggies, you can broil the dish at the end for 3 minutes, but this isn’t necessary.
Do you peel kielbasa?
Unlike other sausage products, you do not need to peel the kielbasa from the casing. You can cook it up in the casing just like you would a hot dog! That is part of the reason why I love using turkey kielbasa in this dish!
What vegetable goes good with kielbasa?
The vegetables that go good with kielbasa include:
- Bell peppers
- Green Beans
Dave doesn’t tolerate onions very well so we usually don’t add them to our turkey kielbasa and potato sheet pan meals. But we have made this dish with bell peppers, green beans and I’ve served this along the side of kale and spinach before.
If you wanted to make this easy turkey kielbasa and potatoes sheet pan dinner lower in carbs, you could substitute the potatoes for cauliflower florets or even rutabaga instead of the potatoes.
If you cannot tolerate white potatoes, you could use sweet potatoes, Japanese sweet potatoes, parsnips or rutabaga in this recipe. Just be sure to cut these veggies up into small, bite size pieces so they will cook up quickly!
If you don’t have kielbasa, you could use whatever your favorite sausage is in this dish!
How long does turkey kielbasa last?
Turkey kielbasa usually comes with an expiration date on the package. It usually has a month or longer expiration date, so I make sure to stock up on it at the store so I have a simple, healthy option for nights I don’t want to cook!
Once opened, the sausage will last about 3-5 days in the fridge, but it’s never gone more than a day or two in our fridge before disappearing.
It’s important that you take a minute at the store to look at the ingredients in your kielbasa. The turkey kielbasa that we use has simple ingredients (turkey, water, spices, paprika, garlic powder and collagen casing). Be sure to read the ingredient list and make sure there are no added fillers, sugar or junk. I usually pick up 2 or 3 at Whole Foods, which is where I have found it at the best price.
Since you are not peeling your potatoes, opt for organic if possible when you are making this easy turkey kielbasa and potatoes sheet pan meal! I like to use the little baby potatoes since that reduces the amount of chopping I have to do!
Use a silicone liner (affiliate) or parchment paper to make for an easy clean-up of this dish!
Dave loves to dip turkey kielbasa in 2 minute homemade ketchup and you should totally try that too!
If you are looking for other one pan meals you have to try:
Easy Turkey Kielbasa and Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner
- Preheat the oven to 450.
- Rinse the baby potatoes and cut the potatoes in half so they are bite sized.
- Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Add the avocado oil, smoked paprika, dried thyme and salt. Stir well to combine
- Place a silicone liner or parchment paper liner on the baking sheet. Add the potatoes and roast at 450 for 15 minutes.
- While the potatoes are roasting, slice the kielbasa into coins and chop the bell peppers
- After 15 minutes, remove the potatoes from the oven. Add the sliced turkey kielbasa and chopped bell pepper.
- Return the pan to the oven for 10 minutes.
- TIP: If you want to brown the kielbasa, turn the oven onto broil for 3 minutes. This is optional and not necessary!