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Sliced kielbasa, apples, and onions in a cast iron skillet with a rosemary spring on top.

Kielbasa Skillet with Apples and Onions

The aromas of apple, kielbasa, and rosemary perfectly compliment each other and will guarantee that your family will follow their noses to the kitchen.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 471kcal
Cost $10


  • large skillet


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium Vidalia onions sliced into ½ inch half moons
  • 2 medium apples sliced into ½ inch slices
  • 24 ounces Kielbasa or smoked sausage sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, sprinkle with salt and pepper, stir occasionally until starting to turn translucent (about 3 minutes)
  • Add the apples and stir into the onions, let that sit for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the kielbasa, stir, and cover for 6-9 minutes until heated through.
  • Remove the cover and add the fresh chopped rosemary, stir for 30 seconds.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Use your favorite brand of kielbasa. I like to use something natural and uncured with no preservatives. I used Teton for this recipe.
  • You can substitute a yellow, white, or red onion in place of the Vidalia onions. It will change the flavor slightly depending on what you use.
  • Use an apple that will soften slightly during cooking but not break down. I used honey crisp in this recipe because it’s my favorite.
  • For charred onions, don't disturb for 1-2 minutes after putting in the pan and before stirring. 


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg