Slow-Cooker Pork Sausage and Squash

Sweet apples and maple syrup complement mellow butternut squash and hearty brown-and-serve sausage links.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 45 min
  • Servings 4

2
tablespoons dried minced onion
1
medium butternut squash (2 lb), peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
2
medium apples, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4
cup real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
2
tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
packages (7 oz each) frozen brown-and-serve sausage links (original or maple flavor), thawed, cut up

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, layer onion, squash and apples. In small bowl, mix syrup, juice concentrate, salt and pepper; pour over apples.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • 3 Gently stir in sausage. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Choose firm-textured apple, such as Braeburn or Granny Smith, for this dish instead of a mealy apple, such as Delicious.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
650
(
Calories from Fat
390),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
43%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
1260mg
1260%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
290%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.