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Keto Kielbasa Cornbread


How do I describe the deliciousness of this keto kielbasa cornbread recipe? Imagine a slice of warm keto cornbread, fresh from the oven that is stuffed with a smoky kielbasa sausage.

This my friend makes for one amazing dish.

The balance of flavors makes it a delectable appetizer or even a light meal that can be accompanied by a green salad.

It’s a smoked sausage keto cornbread that is great for those who love the flavor of cornbread and kielbasa.

I find it makes the perfect keto brunch recipe since it’s a fun way to combine two favorites. Trust me your family and friends will thoroughly enjoy it.

This recipe was inspired by a traditional cornbread and sausage loaf I used to make for my family years ago before I went keto.

I  used our trusty, easy keto cornbread recipe that is made with almond flour which mimics the flavor and texture beautifully of cornbread, and then used a smokey kielbasa to bring a family favorite recipe back to our keto household.  

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Keto Kielbasa Cornbread

Keto kielbasa cornbread on a white background

Kielbasa Keto Cornbread

In the United States, kielbasa is usually sold fully smoked and completely cooked before it’s packaged.  Unlike raw sausage links or brats that must be cooked. 

Using a smoked sausage not only imparts a lot of flavor to the keto-friendly cornbread but makes it much easier when adding it to a quick bread recipe.

How To Make Kielbasa Keto Cornbread

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keto kielbasa cornbread process pictures that include the batter with the sausage, with the shredded cheese, baked in a rectangle loaf and sliced on a white plater

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Making a low-carb kielbasa cornbread is pretty straightforward. You’ll first make the almond flour cornbread batter which mimics the texture of a cornmeal cornbread and gets its flavor by the use of a little cornbread extract.

Once you make the keto-friendly cornbread batter it’s then a matter of pouring half the batter into a well-greased  5 x 10-inch nonstick loaf pan.

Then add your kielbasa that has been sliced in half and top with some shredded cheddar cheese, the remaining “cornbread” batter, and another layer of cheese. 

You can use beef, chicken, pork, or even turkey sausage for this recipe and customize it to your personal preference.

It’s then baked for 30-35 minutes in a 375-degree oven until golden brown. 

The following are the ingredients needed for this recipe, note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the post.

keto kielbasa cornbread loaf being sliced

keto kielbasa cornbread loaf being sliced

Ingredients Needed

Best Keto Cornbread Extract

Using a keto cornbread extract simply amplifies the flavor of “corn” in these cornbread recipes. It’s a way to further fool your tastebuds. 

The use of a corn extract is really effective in getting the flavor of cornbread without the use of any corn.

OOOflavors cornbread flavored concentrate has managed to create a cornbread extract that has zero calories, zero sugar, and zero carbs.

Since it’s a highly concentrated extract a tiny amount is all you need to get the flavor of corn.

I recommend using 3-4 drops in this recipe and see if it elevates the flavor further.


Is Cornbread Keto?

keto kielbasa cornbread sliced

Keto kielbasa cornbread sliced

If you are wondering if traditional cornbread is keto, the answer is no and it’s why a good low carb substitute was a must.

The main reason is that corn or any of its derivatives is just too high in carbs and it’s sure to get you kicked out of ketosis

Corn is actually considered a vegetable, a grain, and a fruit. This is because it all depends on when it’s harvested.

  • Corn seed is considered a grain if it is harvested for cornmeal (dry corn seed)
  • However, corn seed is considered a vegetable when it’s harvested for eating fresh (sweet corn when at the milk stage)
  • Corn seed is also considered a fruit because of its botanical definition.

With all that being said, I refuse to eat corn in any form because it also happens to be very high in mycotoxin (fungus) and it’s also loaded with GMO. 

Thankfully, all my cornbread recipes including this kielbasa stuffed one, will make it possible to enjoy this type of bread while doing keto. 

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Keto kielbasa cornbread on a white plater sliced

Keto Kielbasa Cornbread

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Keto kielbasa cornbread a low carb cornbread made with almond flour that features a smokey kielbasa for one delicious easy dish.



  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Grease well with unsalted softened butter in a 5 x 10-inch nonstick loaf pan.
  3. Slice a 12 ounce fully cooked kielbasa in half and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the almond meal, salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, smokey paprika, garlic powder, baking powder, and sweetener if you opt to use them. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl combine the heavy cream, sour cream, and eggs. Mix until fully combined. If you will be adding the cornbread OOOFlavors extract do so here.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and gently stir till fully incorporated.
  7. Stir in the melted butter, combine until fully incorporated.
  8. Fold in 1/2 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  9. To the prepared pan add half the cornbread batter.
  10. Place the kielbasa pieces lengthwise into the batter and then add the remaining batter to cover the kielbasas.
  11. Sprinkle the cornbread with the remaining 1/4 shredded cheddar cheese.
  12. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  13. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
  14. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.


If you prefer a keto cornbread that uses coconut flour you can easily use our keto coconut flour cornbread as the base for this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 39.6gSaturated Fat: 19.5gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 5.9gNet Carbohydrates: 3.5gFiber: 2.4gSugar: 1gProtein: 8.6g

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