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Homemade Kielbasa Sausage Recipe

Homemade kielbasa is surprisingly simple to prepare. With just a few ingredients, you will have fresh sausage on the table in no time! 
Course Meats
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 596kcal


  • 5 lb ground meat (beef, chicken, pork or turkey)
  • 1 large onion grated
  • 5 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper to taste
  • 2 Long Sausage Casings


  • Combine ground meat together with onion, garlic, bay leaves, mustard seeds and season it with salt and pepper.
    meat onion and seasoning in a bowl
  • Rinse through water sausage casings, some are sold very salty. Let water run through its inside; it will be much easier to put them on a sausage stuffer.
    sausage casing in water
  • Remove the cutting knife from the grinder, attach the stuffer to the grinder. Put the sausage casings on the stuffer. You can change the size of a sausage by cutting casings into smaller pieces.
    kitchen aid with sausage attachment
  • Fill up the grinder with meat mixture and slowly, as the sausage fills up with meat, pull it off the stuffer. 
    Sausages being made with a kitchen aid
  • Make sure it’s not too thick, as it may rip.
    Made sausages
  • Preheat the over to 350°F. Place sausage on a baking tray. Poke it with a toothpick, creating small holes, to allow liquids to escape while baking and to prevent sausage from ripping. 
    Poking casing on a baking tray
  • Bake it for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
    Homemade Sausage on a cutting board with radishes in the corner

Freezing Homemade Sausage

  • Place raw sausage in a ziplock bag, removing all air out of the bag. Sausage can be stored for several months.
    Made sausages in a ziplock


Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 5mg