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Savory sausage-apple crumbles

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
25 min
40 min
Put a tasty twist on dinner with these individual savory crumbles. Kids and adults alike will love the combination of chicken sausage and warm, sauteed apples. The buttery, crumble topping is enhanced with Parmesan cheese for an extra dose of savory. A simple green salad will be enough to complete this wintertime feast. Make it ahead by preparing the crumble to the point of baking; cool and cover to bake the next day for a quick dinner. This dish is also a great starter for a dinner party or brunch gathering addition.


Canola oil

2 tsp

Uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, finely chopped

Uncooked carrot(s)

2 medium, chopped

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, diced

Fresh apple(s)

1 small, chopped

Garlic herb seasoning

1½ tsp

Table salt

¾ tsp

Dried thyme

1½ tsp

Cooked chicken sausage(s)

8 oz, Italian-style, finely chopped

Canned chicken broth



2½ Tbsp

Quick cooking rolled oats

1 cup(s)

Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

3 Tbsp


½ tsp

Unsalted butter

2 Tbsp, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Set six 6-oz ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat.
  3. Add celery, carrots, onion and apple to heated skillet; stir in 1 tsp garlic seasoning, salt and thyme. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and soft, 6-8 minutes; stir in sausage.
  4. In a small cup, stir together broth and cornstarch; stir into skillet. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced slightly and thickened, about 6-7 minutes; remove from heat.
  5. To make topping, in a medium bowl, combine oats, Parmesan, paprika and 1/2 tsp garlic seasoning; incorporate butter with your fingers.
  6. Spoon a heaping 1/2 cup sausage mixture into each ramekin; crumble 3 tablespoons topping over each. Bake until bubbling, 25 minutes.
  7. Serving size: 1 sausage crumble.