Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
- 1 pound mild Johnsonville® 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.
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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.
Oct 21, 2013
We loved it. Cooked it as the recipe says and don't regret it.
Sep 30, 2013
This was a fabulous recipe that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed. I did prepare mine slightly differently. I left my sausages whole and browned them by themselves. When they were done I removed the sausages and added the onion and apples to the browned bits of sausage that was left in the pan. Cooked for a few then added the remaining ingredients. Then cut the links onto small serving sized pieces and added them to the skillet as well.I also decreased the sugar to less than 1/4 cup and used apple juice and chicken stock in place of the water. I did not use the caraway seeds and I would caution the amount.I too served it over mashed potatoes. Next time I will add some carrot to the mix as well.JanieTaste of Home Volunteer Field Editor