Silver Lining: Easy Weeknight Dinners: Kielbasa Potato Bake

December 2, 2016

Easy Weeknight Dinners: Kielbasa Potato Bake

Do you have meals you only make when your significant other is out of town? The two foods Sam doesn't like are onions and peppers (I know, I know, he's missing out). Guess which two ingredients are prominently featured in this recipe? Yep. Onions and peppers.

So I like to make this dinner when he's out of town (or just working late on campus). First of all, this is major comfort food for me, so it's nice sitting down to a hot crispy meal when I'm sans husband and feeling lonely. Second, it's a great time to get my fill of peppers and onions. And by get my fill I mean eat two or three servings of this stuff, because it's just so good I can't stop myself. And then I get excited just thinking about the leftovers in the fridge.

Making this recipe only takes a few minutes, and it's pretty mindless work too (read: can be done while singing Frozen with my toddler or listening to a podcast). And then, 30 minutes later, you get the most delicious, hot, crispy goodness in your belly. That's my kind of night. Minus the Frozen songs, which I am heartily sick of.

Another great thing about this dinner is that you don't need exact amounts of anything. So if you want to add more potatoes or if you're missing half an onion, it's not a problem. Follow your dreams, friend.

5 small red potatoes
1 polska kielbasa or sausage (we like Hillshire Farm)
1/2 yellow onion
1 red or yellow bell pepper
1  Tbsp vegetable oil
1 packet onion soup mix

1. Preheat the oven to 400.
2. Cube the potatoes, kielbasa, onion, and pepper. The key is to make them all about the same size so they'll cook at the same rate.
3. Put all the cubed food into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the vegetable oil on top, and then sprinkle the onion soup mix packet in. Use a large spoon to mix all together.
4. Spread on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and vegetables are starting to brown on top.
5. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies and fresh fruit. Enjoy!

P.S. More in the Easy Weeknight Dinner series:
Spicy Jambalaya
Open-Faced Stuffed Quesadillas

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