This is one of those fast and comforting foods you can be happy to serve on a busy weeknight or for an early afternoon Sunday dinner. It came about one day last winter when I was staring at what was left in my pantry and freezer. What spoke to me: apples, potatoes, an onion, a pre-cooked sausage. Since then, I’ve made the dish with chicken-apple sausage or kielbasa and both are good. It’s fast and needs little tending. You can increase or–as we do–decrease the amount of meat to your taste, so it’s more of a flavoring/side accent. My kids love all of it and I love that it’s a one dish meal.
Baked Sausage with Apples and Potatoes
- 1 link pre-cooked kielbasa or about 3 links of pre-cooked sweet sausage, about 3/4-1 lb total
- 2 apples
- 1 medium to large sweet onion (red or maui work best)
- about 3 potatoes
- Core and slice apples into 6-8 wedges.
- Slice potatoes into sizes similar to apples.
- Slice onion into 8 pieces.
- Put potatoes and onion in oven proof casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt and olive oil. Bake at 350 until potatoes are nearly tender, about 40 minutes.
- Add apples and sausage to casserole, placing sausage on top.
- Bake until apples are tender/soft and sausages are well-heated through, about 20 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite mustard and a green salad with a mustard-based vinaigrette (white balsamic vinegar + mustard+ 1 smashed clove garlic + olive oil)