Turkey Kielbasa stir fry in a white bowl

Monday Blues

Turkey Kielbasa stir fry in a white bowl

It is always surprising to me that I still have a sense of Monday as the beginning of the week. I have spent most of my career working an unconventional schedule. This means I work during the weekend. My days off are usually during the week. So, Monday for me is really just another day of the week. However, I still find myself in the Monday Blues needing something easy to get me going. This Turkey Kielbasa stir-fry has become the thing.

Turkey Kielbasa stir fry in a white bowl

I love sausages. Always have, always will. But my relationship with any sausage is complicated because I don’t eat pork or its derivative. Almost all sausage products are encased in a pork casing, even when the filling is not pork based. This makes it hard for me to get sausages because I find myself reading ingredients fine print. Luckily I have been able to find a few brands that use collagen casing.

The thing I like about the Turkey Kielbasa from Hillshire Farms is the seasoning. The sausage has a balanced blend of herbs and spices. I don’t have to worry about seasoning the foods I put it in. This makes it a perfect backbone for a quick meal on a lazy night.

The other thing I should tell you about this turkey kielbasa stir fry is that it is not finicky. There is no order of business other than getting the sausage into a hot pan along with the vegetables. Everything just needs to heated thoroughly because the turkey kielbasa is already cooked.

I have served this with my favorite mashed white beans again. I feel like it is time for me to write a recipe for this mashed white beans because it is so easy and goes so well with everything. Anyway, I hope this turkey kielbasa stir fry brings some joy to blow the Monday blues away.

Turkey Kielbasa stir fry in a white bowl
Turkey Kielbasa stir fry in a white bowl

Turkey Kielbasa Stir-fry

A super speedy recipe for an easy Monday meal featuring turkey kielbasa and vegetables.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings


  • 16 oz Turkey Kielbasa sliced
  • 1 Yellow Onion sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Smashed and chopped
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil Use a light or neutral olive oil
  • 1 pound Baby Kale


  • Add the olive oil into a pan to heat.
  • Once the olive oil is hot, add in the turkey kielbasa slices, onion slices, chopped garlic. Gently shake pan to get the items moving.
  • Season pan with salt, chili flakes, and paprika. 
  • Once the onion starts showing signs of caramelizing, add in the kale and continue to cook for a couple of minutes
  • Take the pan off the heat and serve stir-fry. 
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