Sweet and Sour Crock Pot Kielbasa

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Sweet and sour crockpot kielbasa is a delicious and colorful family friendly dish. Sliced kielbasa, bell peppers, pineapple, onions cooked in a two ingredient sauce.

A bowl of sweet and sour kielbasa with onions and peppers


Why you will love Crockpot Kielbasa

Crockpot kielbasa is one of the first slow cooker meals I can remember making. It was a recipe my mom gave me before I headed off to college.

Now it’s one of those go-to meals that I can make knowing my kids will be happy and dinner will be done when we got home.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa ingredients

  • Kielbasa: I used turkey kielbasa for this recipe.
  • Bell peppers: I like using red, yellow, and green but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Sweet onion: I used a Vidalia onion.
  • Pineapple tidbits: Use the tidbits and the juice.
  • BBQ sauce: Use your preferred brand of sauce. I used Sweet Baby Rays Original.
  • Brown sugar: I prefer light brown sugar for this recipe.
A bowl of bell peppers and onions, bowl of kielbasa and a bowl of pineapple tidbits

How to make Crock Pot Kielbasa

  1. Slice the kielbasa into rounds and cut bell peppers and onion into strips.
  2. Place in slow kielbasa, peppers, and onion in slow cooker. Pour in pineapple tidbits and the juice.
  3. Add BBQ sauce and brown sugar. Place lid on top and then set for 4 hours.
Peppers, kielbasa, pineapple, BBQ sauce and brown sugar in a crockpot

What to eat with Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

I like serving this meal over rice or buttered noodles. It’s also great over cauliflower rice or zoodles.

How to store Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

Let the leftovers completely cool and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cooked Crockpot Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

Crockpot Kielbasa Recipe FAQs

What makes kielbasa different than sausage?

Sausage is a general term and kielbasa is a type of sausage. Kielbasa usually means a Polish sausage that usually contains seasonings and garlic.

Is kielbasa already cooked?

Yes, packaged kielbasa is typically already cooked.

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5 from 21 votes

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa (Crockpot Recipe)

By Heather
Crockpot Kielbasa made with onions, peppers, pineapple and sauce.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Servings: 6


  • 1 package kielbasa
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Slice the kielbasa into circles and the peppers and onion into strips.
  • Place in a slow cooker and pour in pineapple with the juice. Add the BBQ sauce and brown sugar.
  • Cook for 4 hours in slow cooker.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 87.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. It’s in my crockpot right now! If other readers don’t want to dirty any measuring cups, an 18-ounce bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce is the perfect amount to use up the whole bottle if you don’t need another bottle taking up room in the refrigerator!

    Note: I was running late, so I used a full bag of 3-color frozen peppers from Trader Joe’s and frozen chopped onion to save some time. I’ll try to remember to come back and rate the recipe after I have the final results!

  2. I haven’t tried this, and it certainly looks tasty.. but I am so confused! Is there supposed to be a ‘sour’ component to this recipe? ACV or something? It just looks like it would taste like a sweetened up BBQ kielbasa because all that’s really being added is brown sugar…

    1. I haven’t tried this. If you do I would recommend browning the chicken in a skillet a little first. Kielbasa comes fully cooked so with this recipe you are essentially just heating it cup. You could probably cook longer in order to cook the chicken through.

  3. 5 stars
    I used Sticky fingers Sweet Carolina bbq sauce. I sliced the kielbasa and marinated it in gallon ziplock bags overnight. I quadrupled the recipe for 18 people. There was only a small bowl left over. EVERYONE loved it!

    1. Love this idea! I am always searching for something to fix for large family, holiday gatherings, where my husband and I are always the default main dish I have the original recipe amount in my crockpot right now, but your idea would be great in the roaster.

  4. This will be the 2nd time making this!!! I added Cajun style andouille to the recipe … it was so delish!!!! Try it if you like it spicy!!!😊