How To Cook Fresh Polish Sausage in 5 Quick and Easy Ways

Kielbasa - or more commonly known as the Polish sausage - is a wonderful cuisine originating in Poland.

Unlike any other ready-made sausages, fresh kielbasa has a distinctive taste, a mouth-watering smell, and is open for different cooking methods.

If you happen to buy some kielbasa and do not know how to prepare them for a meal, then let us offer you the best 5 ways in which you will know How To Cook Fresh Polish Sausage well.


How To Cook Fresh Polish Sausage

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Last time, I have already introduced the way to cook Italian sausage, but Polish sausage is different. Depend on your favorite dishes, we would like to introduce some ways that make the Kielbasa to the best quality: Boiled Kielbasa, Baked Kielbasa, Fried Kielbasa, Grilled Kielbasa, Slow-cooked Kielbasa. Let's start. 

1. Boiled Kielbasa


- A cooking pot.

- Minced garlic.

- Minced peppercorns.

- Salt.

How To Cook:

Step 1: Fill the cooking pot with water. Make sure the water reaches ⅔ of the pot.

Step 2: Turn on the cooker and wait until the water boils. After a few minutes, lower the temperature and let the water simmer.

Step 3: Put the garlic, peppercorns, and salt into the pot. Stir it around. Taste a drop and see whether it suits your appetite.

Step 4: Slowly put the Polish sausage inside the boiling water. Keep it around 130 - 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5: Wait for the sausage to be boiled thoroughly, which would take around 10-15 minutes.

Step 6: Take the sausage out and serve it while the dish is still hot. Some people would cut the boiled sausage into smaller pieces, then mix them with boiled veggie for a healthy meal.

But you can still keep the sausage intact and eat it with soya sauce, chili sauce, or tomato sauce if you wish.

2. Baked Kielbasa


- An oven.

- Thinly sliced Polish sausage.

- Salt.

- Minced mint.

How To Cook:

Step 1: Season the sausage with salt and mint. If you want the sausage to be well marinated, let the bowl of sausage rest for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2: Poke tiny holes on each sausage slice to make sure the heat will be well circulated.

Step 3: Put the slices of sausage on a tray and leave them inside the oven.

Step 4: Turn on the oven at around 700 degrees Fahrenheit.  Keep it that way for at least 20 minutes.

Step 5: Once the sausage is well baked, carefully put them on a plate and serve right away. Baked sausage can mix with rye bread and chili sauce for a quick and hearty breakfast!

3. Fried Kielbasa


- A cooking pot.

- A frying pan.

- Oil.

- Thinly sliced Polish sausage.

Cook Instructions:

Step 1: Fill the cooking pot with water and let it boil for a few minutes.

Step 2: Put the sausage slices inside and wait until they are well cooked.

Step 3: Take out the boiled sausage. Leave them dry to avoid any incidents while frying.

Step 4: Carefully fry the sausage slices with oil. Flip them frequently so that both sides are browned.

Step 5: After 5-7 minutes, take out the freshly fried sausage and serve them with ketchup, mayonnaise, or chili sauce. You can mix these fried sausage slices with noodles, pasta, salad, or sandwichs.

This way is my favorite way to cook fresh Polish sausage.

4. Grilled Kielbasa


- A grill or smoker.

- A cooking pot.

- Cooking oil.

- Minced garlic.

- Minced peppercorns.

- Salt.

- Cheese or bacon (optional).

How To Cook:

Step 1: Similar to other dishes, the sausage needs to be boiled due to its thick texture. Fill the cooking pot with water, let it boil, and then put the sausage inside.

Step 2: Once the sausage is well cooked, take it out and season it carefully with the prepared herbs and spices. If you want something a bit fancier, try rolling bacon around the sausage.

Or you can put a piece of cheese on top of the sausage. Once the heat goes up, the cheese will melt and create a unique taste for your fresh Kielbasa.

Step 3: Place the sausage on the grilling plate. It is recommended that you use a brush to season both the plate and the sausage with oil beforehand.

This way, not only is the sausage better cooked, but it will also prevent the meat from getting stuck while cooking.

Step 4: Wait around 5 minutes for each side to be browned, and remember to flip the food! Once it is done, serve the hot grilled sausage with some mint leaves.

Enjoy the juiciness of the freshly grilled Kielbasa, everyone!

5. Slow-cooked Kielbasa


- A slow cooker.

- Sliced Polish sausage.

- Curry powder.

- Beer.

- Minced garlic.

- Minced mint.

- Minced onions.

- Minced peppercorns.

- Brown sugar.

- Honey mustard.

Someone get hard to find a substitution for curry powder, so if you are same, let try our articles here: 5 Curry Leaf Substitute That No Change Dish Taste!

How To Cook:

Step 1: Turn on the slow cooker and leave it at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Put all the prepared ingredients - except for the sausage - in the cooker. You can make certain adjustments to make sure the broth fits your appetite.

Step 3: Wait until the broth starts to boil. Then, simmer it down and slowly pour the sliced sausage inside. Use a lid to cover the top and wait for 5-6 hours. Do not let the water boils! Ideally, it is best to keep the cooker at 140 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4: After 5-6 hours, turn off the cooker and ta da, the stew is ready to serve. You can eat this hearty, savory soup with rye bread or brown rice to enjoy it to the fullest.

Last Words

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Fresh Kielbasa might seem bland and simple at first. But if you know How To Cook Fresh Polish Sausage, there are plenty of amazing dishes that can be made from it. How wonderful, right?

If you think our article has given you some ideas for this weekend’s meals, do not hesitate to share it around with your friends and families. After all, everyone is excited when it comes to good food!

Kevin Richard

Hi all! I’m Kevin. I spend plenty of time in the kitchen every day because I love cooking healthy and delicious foods for my family and friends. Cooking gives me a chance to be creative and fun. It’s also one of the most meaningful ways to express my love and take care of my little family.

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