Welcome to Sarah's Adventures in Culinary Experimentation

This blog is for posting recipes I've experimented with while teaching myself to cook. Some I have taken from my favorite recipe books, others are purely my own experimentations. My audience is usually just my husband, my toddler daughter, and I and we are living on a tight budget. Sometimes you might find a splurge.

Hopefully you'll find something here that you like!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Potato Kielbasa Skillet

Based on the Recipe from Taste of Homes.

4 servings
According to MyFitnessPal, each serving is 307 calories.


  • 1 pound red potatoes, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 Hillshire Farms Lite Polska Kielbasa (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach


  1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high until tender; drain. It took my microwave somewhere between 5-8 minutes for these little guys to get tender.
  2. In a large skillet, saute kielbasa, garlic, and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add potatoes; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until kielbasa and potatoes are lightly browned.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and pepper; stir into skillet. 
  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. 
  5. Add spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted.