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Warm Sausage, Onion, and Apple Saute

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Warm Sausage, Onion, and Apple Saute

Warm Sausage, Onion, and Apple Saute

Jessica Braider
Your family will come running for dinner when you prepare this sweet and fragrant meal. If you have a busy night coming up, you can prepare this up to 2 days in advance and reheat it.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 12 oz. pre-cooked sweet Italian turkey sausage, or use chicken, pork, or meatless (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed), chopped into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic minced, about 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 6 sundried tomatoes dried and thinly sliced, about 3 Tbsp.
  • 1 red apple, such as Gala or Fuji, chopped
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar


  • In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add all the onions, the sausage, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme.
  • Sauté the mixture for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Then add the sundried tomatoes and apples and continue to sauté it for about 3 more minutes until the onions are tender and the sausage is starting to brown.
  • Add the cider and vinegar, bring it to a boil, and simmer it, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove it from the heat, remove the bay leaf, and serve it immediately or refrigerate it for up to 2 days.

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Omit the oil. Combine all other ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 - 7 hours or on high for 3 - 4 hours. Remove the bay leaf before serving. (Slow cooker cooking times may vary—Get to know your slow cooker and, if necessary, adjust cooking times accordingly.)


Do Ahead or Delegate: Chop the onions and the sausage and refrigerate the sausage, peel the garlic, slice the sundried tomatoes, chop the apple and store tossed with a little lemon juice to prevent browning, or fully prepare and refrigerate the dish.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add a pinch of nutmeg or allspice when you add the cider and vinegar.
Tip: When removing this meal from the pan, make sure to gently scrape the bottom of the pan for the little pieces of garlic or fruit that may be adhering to the bottom.  These pieces will be caramelized and delicious!
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Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 200, Total Fat: 11g, 17%; Saturated Fat: 3g, 13%; Cholesterol: 40mg, 13%; Sodium: 660mg, 28%; Total Carbohydrate: 12g, 4%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 14g
Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Low Fat, Main Dish, Make-Ahead, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Slow Cooker, Spring, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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