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Slow-Cooker Pork Sausage and Squash

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 5 hr 45 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Sweet apples and maple syrup complement mellow butternut squash and hearty brown-and-serve sausage links.

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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
66%
Saturated Fat
16g
81%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
1260mg
53%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
30g
30%
Protein
20g
20%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
290%
290%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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