Pineapple Kielbasa
A Great Holiday Appetizer Recipe
A Wonderful Kid Recipe, Too

This pineapple kielbasa recipe is not only quick and easy, but also kids-friendly.  You can make ahead of time.  Yes, you can get this ready a day before the dinner party.  As soon as your guest steps into your door, you can start serving it.

Or while you are busy at preparing the rest of your dinner, have your little one to help you assembling the dish together for you.  This will keep the little hands busy and occupied.

Pineapple Kielbasa

Prep Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Time: 20 Minutes (stove) OR
10 Minutes (Microwave); 10 Minutes (Assembling)  
Serving: 10+



Before getting busy with this delicious, quick and easy recipe, I would like to ask you to think about 2 things.  Presentation vs Time.

This will affect your choice of how to prepare the kielbasa.  If you pick presentation, that means you want the kielbasa sausage brown in color.  You will cook it on the stove top.

If you pick time, you can simply put the kielbasa into the microwave.  The result of this method looks just like what the picture shows on this page.

Ingredients

1 Can (1pound) Pineapple Chunks (drained)
1 pound Cooked Kielbasa Sausage (sliced about ½” thick)
Frills (a.k.a. decorative toothpicks or skewers)

Stove Top

  1. Preheat a big skillet at medium heat
  2. May need to separate into 2-3 batches
  3. Single layer kielbasa sausage slices on the skillet; let it brown about 3-5 minutes each side
  4. Transfer to paper-towel lined plate to drain
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 until all kielbasa sausage slices are brown
  6. Skip to "Assembling" section

OR

Microwave Oven

  1. Line the microwave oven safe plate with a paper towel
  2. Single layer the kielbasa slices on the plate
  3. Cook the meat in microwave oven at high heat for about 1 minute and 20 seconds
  4. Repeat the last 3 steps until all kielbasa sausage is cooked

Assembling this appetizer recipe

  1. Thread a pineapple chunk and a slice of kielbasa with a frill
  2. Transfer to a big serving plate
  3. Repeat the last 2 steps until all ingredients are gone

TIPS

Different microwave oven has different "personality". To try how it works on kielbasa sausage, try 30 seconds first. Then try every other 15 seconds.

No kielbasa sausage?  Replace it with hot dogs or any kind of sausage.  It will still come out delicious.


Pineapple Kielbasa Pasta

Pineapple Kielbasa Pasta

Prep Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Time: 20 Minutes   Serving:4

I make this pasta very often with the pineapple kielbasa.  I bet you will love it because it is very, very tasty.  On top of that, this is definitely one of the cheap quick easy dinner recipes.  Here is how:

Ingredients

1 pound Tri-Color Rotini (any short pasta will do)
1 Can (1pound) Pineapple Chunks (drained)
1 pound Cooked Kielbasa Sausage (sliced about ½” thick)

Seasonings

1 Pot of Water
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon Canola Oil

  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil
  2. Add salt, oil and pasta
  3. Quick stir and drain when it is al dente
  4. While pasta is cooking, follow the "Stove Top" direction as above to prepare the kielbasa in a Dutch oven
  5. Toss pasta, pineapple and kielbasa together in the Dutch oven and serve

Tips

If you can take the heat, get the hot kielbasa sausage.  It will be even better.


You May Also Be Interested In:

Appetizer Recipes (coming soon)

Kielbasa Recipes (coming soon)

Pasta Recipes

Kids Recipes


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