Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
- 1 pound mild Italian sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 medium apples, peeled and quartered
- 1 can (27 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
- In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the apples, sauerkraut, water, brown sugar and caraway seeds.
- Transfer to a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 188 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.
Nov 12, 2019
This casserole was good. I used beer instead of water. I also used 1 lb of bratwursts and 2 hot links I had leftover from another meal. I think this recipe is versatile enough you can use whatever sausage you like. I didn’t transfer the casserole into a separate dish but rather put my ovenproof skillet in the oven. When the casserole was done I drained the liquid into a sauce pan and used chicken broth and corn starch to make a gravy. Served with mashed potatoes, rolls, and green beans. My son liked this meal. I preferred the brats and he preferred the mix of links and brats. I used Gala apples that I cut into 1/4 and then cut the 1/4 pieces horizontally for 8 large chunks from each Apple.
Jul 12, 2019
We very much enjoyed this dish with the beef smoked sausage we had on hand and the addition of an 8 ounce can of mushroom pieces. Next time the sausage will be doubled to provide meat in every bite. The "prep time" was actually 60 minutes and the cooked casserole needed to be transferred to a separate serving dish using a slotted spoon due to all of the remaining liquid.
Apr 20, 2017
The thought of Italian sausage with sauerkraut didn't sit well with me. I used smoked sausage and chicken stock instead of water. Very big thumbs up from my guests. I like the suggestion of using beer for the liquid as well. I might add some mustard next time I cook this. I will make this again.
Dec 7, 2016
We enjoyed this very much. I used bratwurst, and it was delicious. Next time I will use apple juice instead of water, and double the amount of sausage.
May 19, 2016
We really enjoyed this and the only changes I made were to use beer in place of the water and hot Italian sausage instead of mild (personal taste). served with a good salad and nothing more was needed.
Feb 3, 2016
Wow! Wonderful path 2 my spouses stomach. Im not a fan of saurkraut, but when I tried it I was like wow my casserole dish was gone with 3 guys in the house. U gotta give it a try.
Apr 30, 2014
Pretty darn delicious. Carefully poured off the sauce into a pan (once the casserole had cooled a bit), thickened with cornstarch over medium high heat and poured back over the casserole. Now it is just perfect to ladle over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.
Mar 30, 2014
I made this today and it was very good. I used kielbasa b/c that's what I had. I cut the kielbasa into coins and browned it with the onion and apple I only had one apple. I used beer instead of water for a little more flavor and the full amount of brown sugar called for. There are no leftovers and I know I will want more tomorrow. I will be making this again soon. Oh I also served over mashed potatoes it was really good I liked the salty kielbasa and the brown sugar flavor from the sauerkraut everything just came together perfectly!
Dec 9, 2013
Very tasty! Will use less sugar though next time. Is more of a side dish than a main course, but satisfying.
Nov 19, 2013
Yummy. I used half the sugar and cooked mine on the stove instead of the oven. I forgot to rinse and drain the sauerkraut, but it didn't seem to matter. Next time I might dice the apples.