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    Hillshire Brands and Safeway help add protein to every meal

    This post sponsored by Hillshire Brands™ as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network #BringHillshireHome campaign.


    Every home cook has a collection of go-to recipes that require no recipe at all. If you cook for a family, you know I'm talking about those meals returned to again and again because they're simple and they satisfy.

    One of my go-to recipes for the past 20 or so years has been kielbasa and potatoes. And one of my favorite kielbasas to use is Hillshire Farm™ Smoked Sausage, the Turkey Polska Kielbasa flavor. The kielbasa is flavorful and a go-to source of protein (9 grams per serving) for my go-to evening meal.

    The Hillshire Brands lineup has protein options for more than just evening meals, though. The line also features Jimmy Dean refrigerated sausage and frozen breakfasts for the first meal of the day, and State Fair Corn Dogs and Ball Park Hot Dogs for lunches (or dinners, of course). Lil Smokies, the Hillshire Farm™ Cocktails make a super game-time go-to, as well.

    All the great Hillshire Brands protein options can be found at Safeway — at a discount, too, when registering for Safeway's Just For U and accessing the coupon center. Hillshire Brands coupons currently available through Safeway's J4U site include $.55 off Smoked Sausage, Lil Smokies, Jimmy Dean Refrigerated Sausage, and Ball Park Hot Dogs. Plus, there are J4U coupons for $1 off Jimmy Dean Frozen Breakfast and State Fair Corn Dogs.

    I recently nabbed a J4U coupon for my Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage — Turkey Polska Kielbasa (click image to access J4U and nab one yourself)...

    ...gathered all the makings for my kielbasa and potatoes recipe...


    ... and set to work.

    homestyle kielbasa and potatoes 


    1 13-ounce package Hillshire Farm™ Turkey Polska Kielbasa (or any Hillshire Farm™ Smoked Sausage), cut into 1/4-inch slices

    4 to 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

    1 green pepper, sliced

    1 onion, sliced

    1 teaspoon seasoned salt

    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

    1 teaspoon parsley flakes

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Sprinklings of black pepper and kosher salt, to taste


    In electric skillet, heat olive oil at 375 degrees. Add potatoes and onions; cover and cook about 10 minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle with all spices and stir well so pieces are evenly coated. Add green pepper slices and kielbasa and combine well. Cover and cook another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often, until potatoes are sufficiently tender.

    Makes 6 servings. Serve with salad and dinner rolls for a yummy, homestyle meal with plenty of protein.


    Hungry for more recipes featuring Hillshire Brands? Here are a few from other bloggers participating in the #BringHillshireHome campaign:

    Ditalini & Sausage Soup

    Pesto Alfredo Tortellini with Smoked Sausage

    Fried Rice

    Mummy Dogs for Halloween

    Spicy Smoked Sausage Wrap

    Smoked Sausage Penne Pasta

    Chicago Style Hot Dogs

    Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

    Disclosure: I received compensation for this post by Hillshire Brands as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network #BringHillshireHome campaign; opinions and anecdotes are my own.

    Reader Comments (11)

    OK! Now I'm starving! Looks delicious.

    October 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Ok, now that is definitely yummy and a perfect fall/winter dish.

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Cassara

    I'm IN! :)

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterstacia fernandez

    Great recipe for a cozy night "IN" around the fire.

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Dolgen

    The recipe looks so great but I keep running that silly commercial through my mind... "Go meat!"

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRuth Curran

    My kids lived on Hillshire Farms turkey sandwiches when I was packing their school lunches and we fed our dog Hillshire Farms turkey at every meal when she was getting older and pickier about her food. Seriously, I credit it with keeping her alive longer.

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLois Alter Mark

    Turkey keilbasa? Love that! We have breakfast for dinner on Thursday nights. That would be a great addition, especially in the winter.

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkim tackett

    I still buy Hillshire Farms products because my husband likes to take a couple of sandwiches to work every day. Your recipe looks soooo good and now my mouth is watering. What time is dinner?

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHelene Cohen Bludman

    I love Hillshire farms Keilbasa. I make a delicious New Orleans "rice and beans" recipe and Kelibasa is one of the meats. I will have to try your recipe is sound simple and delicious

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterInes Roe

    It must be close to cold weather, this looks so good to me!!

    October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

    I'll have to pass this recipe along to my Mother who loves this type of stuff. Thanks

    October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWendys Hat

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