Sausage & Apple Cornbread Bake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + standing


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
I make a cornbread-style bake with sausage, maple syrup and apples when we want a hearty breakfast casserole. It’s sweet, savory and easy to make.—Stevie Wilson, Fremont, Iowa
Sausage & Apple Cornbread Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with apples.
  2. In a small bowl, combine muffin mix, milk and egg just until moistened. Pour over apples. Bake, uncovered, until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with maple syrup.
  3. Make ahead: Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, several hours or overnight. To use, preheat oven to 400°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with syrup.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 618 calories, 34g fat (10g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 1209mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 6g fiber), 19g protein.