Kielbasa Stew

“I revised this recipe just a bit and added stove top instructions to give it a bit more color and flavor. (I also added some onion). And also because everyone’s microwave is different and so it is hard to control the cooking process. I’m not a big fan of caraway seeds, so you can also just season with salt and pepper to taste if you’d like.” – April Ferre

Kielbasa Stew

Course: Stew


  • 2 Potatoes Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Pound Kielbasa Sliced Into 1/2-Inch Pieces
  • 4 Large Carrots Sliced
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1/4 Head Red or Green Cabbage Sliced
  • 1 10 3/4- Ounce Can Condensed Cream of Celery Soup Reconstituted
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Caraway Seeds


Microwave Instructions:

  • In 3-quart microwave safe casserole with lid, combine potatoes with water. Microwave on high, covered, 3 minutes until just tender.
  • Add kielbasa, cabbage, carrots, onion, soup, and caraway seeds. Microwave on high, covered, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once until vegetables are tender. Let stand, covered 3 minutes, before serving. Makes 4 servings.

Stove Top Instructions:

  • Boil diced potatoes until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Slice kielbasa and brown in a small amount of olive oil in a Dutch oven. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add onion and carrot and sauté until onions are translucent and carrots are tender. When onion and carrot are almost done, add cabbage and sauté until just tender.
  • Add cream of celery soup, potatoes, kielbasa and caraway seeds. Stir to combine and cook over low heat until heated through.

1997 Recipe – Debbie Cameron