Whenever I’m going to a party, I always say “I’m bringing Kielbasa!” Knowing Kielbasa is Polish sausage, people look at me like I’m nuts, but they don’t have a clue what they’re in for. When I put the kielbasa out, it is gone in minutes.

I cook it a unique way to get this caramelized sizzle, which is a crowd pleaser every time. The secret? I cook it in Sprite.

Sizzlin' Kielbasa

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:30-40 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 ring Kielbasa
  • 12 oz Sprite
  • Step 1

    Slice a ring of Kielbasa like you would pepperoni, about a quarter inch thick.

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  • Step 2

    Place your slices of kielbasa in a frying pan.

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  • Step 3

    Ignite stovetop on high heat.

    Photo by Megan Peterson
  • Step 4

    Pour a can of Sprite over the Kielbasa.

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  • Step 5

    Adjust the heat to avoid splatter, allow the Kielbasa to cook in the Sprite, and stir occasionally. Sprite will caramelize about 25 minutes into cooking.

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  • Step 6

    Depending how well done you like your meat, continue to stir.

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  • Step 7

    Transfer to a dish and have at it with toothpicks.

    Photo by Megan Peterson