Apple Chicken Sausage Casserole

1.  After stumbling over this recipe, I really wanted a Snickers bar.  Then I stumbled onto this.  I think God is trying to tell me something.

2.  I think I’ve found myself a new boyfriend.

3.  I have mice in my house and the only traps they had at the store were the “killer” kind.  Sorry, little mice, but I’m getting tired of you stealing my pistachios and hoarding them under the cupboard.

4.  I really wanted a chocolate-coated-caramel-filled candy bar for lunch.  See #1.  But I made something healthy instead.

5.  Sometimes I just like to eat things straight from the pan.

Or in this case, the baking dish.

I even burnt my fingers eating straight from this plate-full-of-goodness.  It hurt a wee bit, but totally worth it.

If you’re looking for a candy bar or something with chocolate for lunch or dinner…  Well, you won’t find it here.  At least not today.  Frankly, because this sweet chicken casserole is the bees knees.  It’s all I want to eat right now.

Can I eat you now, please?  Get in my belly…  Like now, please!

Complete with trader joe’s chicken sausage, freshly chopped apples, thick wheat bread, and spices galoreeeee.

This will most likely be a delicious and super healthy Super Bowl party recipe to feed my friends on game day.  Well, only some friends.  No Giants fans.  Sorry, not sorry that Tom Brady is super attractive a really talented football player.  I bet he’d even kick your fannies wearing his ugg boots.

With that being said, Tom dear, this dish is for you.  I hope it brings you victory.

Love,

the new Mrs. Brady.

Apple Chicken Sausage Casserole

(yields 4-6 servings)

Ingredients:

1 chicken sausage link, chopped

2 cups whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 cup onion, chopped

1 cup carrots, chopped

4 medium-sized tomatoes, diced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/3 cup milk

1 medium apple, thinly sliced and chopped

Vegetable broth, for cooking.

1 cup chopped celery (optional)

1 cup corn (optional)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly coat a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray (the more surface area, the better, in my opinion!)

Heat a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add onion, salt, and broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion turns golden, about 3 more minutes.  Add in carrots, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and paprika, and cook for another 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and add milk, bread, and sausage.  Stir well.  Fold in chopped apple.  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and put in prepared baking dish.

Cover dish with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and continue to bake until top is brown and crisp, about 10-15 more minutes.

Nutritional information: 160 calories, 2.75g fat, 28g carbs, 7.5g protein, 5g fiber

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9 Responses to “Apple Chicken Sausage Casserole”
  1. Mary says:

    I hope Tom Brady actually sees this post – perhaps it will make him feel better …..

  2. OOh apples and chicken sound wonderful together… a very warm recipes with all those spices! I need to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is a great recipe lady, and not too difficult at all! I am certainly saving this for another time :)

  4. I’m usually reading your posts from my phone, so i apologize for the lack of comments lately! but all I could think of when I saw this post was “Tom” … the MySpace founder Tom.
    Hahah, I haven’t been on myspace in years and thought that was pretty amusing ;)
    But I’ll take Tom brady annnnnnyyydaaay.
    I love dishes like this.. mainly because its an entire meal in itself and you can heat it up for days on end. Hellllo college life!

  5. I need to try this with a veggie sausage! I love casseroles! And this one looks particularly amazing :)

    • ohshineon says:

      I would definitely recommend it… let me know how it turns out with the veggie sausage. I just baked a batch of this earlier today so now I’m (partially) all set for the game tomorrow. Nothing like eating a healthy casserole dish while watching Tom Brady strut his stuff.

  6. I would usually love a snickers bar too! But just the name of this recipe has me drooling! It looks incredible!!

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