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Savory Sausage-Apple Crumbles

Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Instead of a pastry crust, try this easy, savory Parmesan oat crumble. It’s the perfect topping for a new take on potpie with chicken sausage, apples, vegetables and herbs in a light gravy.
Ingredients

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

cup(s)

cornstarch

2½ Tbsp

quick cooking rolled oats

1 cup(s)

shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

3 Tbsp

paprika

½ tsp

unsalted butter

2 Tbsp, softened

Instructions

  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.

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