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
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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