I love sweet and savory flavors together and while chocolate covered bacon fits the bill, it isn’t the best for a nutritious meal idea. These sausage stuffed apples are a great dinner idea and their fun packaging makes them appealing to kids. My kids also love stuffed sweet potatoes if sweet potatoes are more of a favorite in your house.
They are easy to make ahead and can be packed for lunches (or breakfasts!) the next day. This is a fun one to have kids help with. Best served with salad or some steamed veggies.
Sausage Stuffed Apples Recipe
Yield 6 servings
Apples stuffed with a sausage filling! This savory and sweet combination is a satisfying meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Cut each apple in half, but don’t peel, and scoop out the seed area with a spoon or sharp knife to make each apple a “bowl.” Alternately, you can use a corer to remove most of the inside and leave the apples intact as pictured.
- Brown the sausage in a large skillet until completely cooked.
- Remove sausage and add onion and celery to pan and sauté until starting to soften.
- Return sausage to pan and mix well.
- Add spices to taste.
- Drizzle with the maple syrup or honey.
- Spoon some of the sausage mixture into each apple and place on the bottom of a large baking dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until apples are cooked and fragrant.
- Remove and serve with salad.
A delicious dish for any meal. These can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until cooking.
Serving Size 1 stuffed apple
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 6.9 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 966 mg
Total Carbohydrates 38.2 g
Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
Sugars 28.2 g
Protein 15.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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