How to Cook a Polish Sausage in a Pressure Cooker

By Christina Kalinowski

Cooking with a pressure cooker is a wonderful, time-saving method, resulting in fully cooked meals in minutes that taste like they have been slow-cooked all day. While pressure cookers have conventionally been used to prepare dishes that require longer cooking times, like stews, you can pretty much cook anything in a pressure cooker, including Polish sausages. Try cooking Polish sausages in a pressure cooker with onions, cabbage and seasonings for a tender and savory meal that is ready in just minutes.

Selection of sausages
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Pressure cookers can fully cook fresh kielbasas in just a few minutes.


Step 1

Using a sharp knife, cut Polish sausages into 2-inch pieces. Melt a few tablespoons of butter or heat a few tablespoons of oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add onion -- sliced or chopped -- and saute for a few minutes in the uncovered pressure cooker.

Step 2

Add sliced Polish sausages and cook briefly on both sides, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add cabbage, chicken or vegetable stock, desired seasonings and potatoes (optional). Stir well and secure lid. Increase heat to high; once pressure reaches high, reduce heat to medium to maintain pressure. Cook for 8 minutes.

Step 4

Release pressure according to the directions in your owner's manual. Remove lid and serve.