Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An easy and delicious fall dinner {Baked Sausage with Potatoes & Apples)

Lately I've been cooking meals that are as simple as possible because when I get home from a full day of teaching I have no desire to stand in the kitchen chopping for hours. All I want to do is stick something in the oven and plop on the couch. One of my go to recipes lately is from the cookbook Dinner: A Love Story. I love how simple it is yet it is so satisfying and absolutely perfect for fall.

What you need:
3 cups small whole unpeeled potatoes
1 medium onion (sliced)
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
Olive oil
2-3 Granny Smith apples (cut into chunks)
4 uncooked sweet Italian Sausages (about a pound)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dijon Mustard

Start by preheating the oven to 425. Toss 3 cups of small whole unpeeled potatoes, chopped onion and fresh thyme with olive oil salt and pepper in a large bowl. Dump into a 9x13 baking dish and lay the sweet Italian sausages on top. Cook for 45 minutes uncovered.

While sausage is cooking chop up apples and toss 2-3 unpeeled granny smith apples with a little more olive oil, salt and pepper. When 45 minutes time has elapsed, flip sausages with tongs and scatter apples over top cooked sausage. Drizzle entire dish with apple cider vineagar and cook 10 more minutes.

Serve with dollops of Dijon mustard.

Find the original recipe here! I adapted it slightly.


Karla said...

Soooo... you basically post the best recipes. Can't wait to give this a try =)

Crystal said...

This looks super easy! May give this one a whirl!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I would have never thought to add apples to a recipe like this! I bet it tastes delicious though!

Kayla Peveler said...

SOOO yummy!!! :) that sounds delish.

Anonymous said...

Oh this just sounds like it tastes EXACTLY like autumn. Yum yum!


Kira said...

Sounds good. My husband would love that. I have never made anything with sausage before.

Jessica @ Dream Mo(o)re said...

This looks delicious!!! I can't wait to try this!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I've never thought of combining apples and sausage. This sounds delicious, though!

Katie said...

i am so ready for fall cooking!!

Betty said...

Yum. I love Fall Food. It's my absolute favorite! Now I just need the weather to cool down around here so I can enjoy that food! Thanks for posting another delicious recipe! :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yum Yum YUM.

scrapperjen said...

Ooooo, this looks fantastic!
Thanks for sharing.

The Lady Okie said...

Pinning this to make later! Looks awesome.