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Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage with Apple - ideas?

CurlieGlamourGirlie Sep 14, 2010 06:39 AM

I fell victim to the Trader Joe's free sampling and bought the chicken sausage with apple. But....what should I do with it? Any suggestions on quick and easy preparations??

  1. boyzoma Sep 14, 2010 06:48 AM

    We had some from Costco a while back (I still have a pack in the freezer). I asked the same question and was greatly rewarded by Cherylptw with her recipe for Sweet Potato Hash. So dinner for breakfast that night and have made it several times since. I highly recommend the dish. It goes so well with the sausage. You can find her recipe here:


    1. Breadcrumbs Sep 14, 2010 07:03 AM

      Two ideas came to mind:

      - Mix with cornbread, peppers and onion to make a stuffing for butternut or other squash

      - cut into bite-sized pieces and use in an Italian Wedding Soup inspired dish . . . chicken stock, pasta and whatever veggies you have on hand.

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        EmmaFrances Sep 14, 2010 09:01 AM

        I occasionally slice them up, saute them in a little oil with shredded cabbage, and serve the whole mess with pierogie and sour cream. Good fall food!

        1. Breadcrumbs Sep 14, 2010 09:47 AM

          Just remembered something else that would work. This month's Food TV mag has a recipe for Spaghetti w Sausage and Cauliflower. I don't have the mag w me but I seem to recall there was no sauce per se, just evoo, garlic, grn onions and maybe some chs on top.

          1. 280 Ninth Sep 14, 2010 10:29 AM

            I'd add to French lentils, sautee some leeks or shallots, maybe some apples, too, some chicken or vegetable stock.

            1. mels Sep 14, 2010 10:35 AM

              I only buy those exact sausages for this fantastic recipe (Herb roasted butternut squash and sausage):


              I always serve it w/polenta. It is simple, autumnal, and delicious.

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                CurlieGlamourGirlie Sep 14, 2010 01:31 PM

                Oh my. That sounds amazing! I have polenta at home - all I need to pick up is the butternut squash - which I LOVE!
                Thanks!! :)

              2. Gio Sep 14, 2010 10:35 AM

                Sausage fried with some chopped vinegar peppers (preferably hot) and sliced onions, perhaps garlic too. Packed into a Kaiser roll. Served with a tossed salad. Could use a variety of bell peppers then throw in some balsamic vinegar toward the end.

                1. Pia Sep 14, 2010 10:37 AM

                  I would just cut them in half lengthwise, grill the halves, and serve them as a brunch side dish -- I find them too sweet to enjoy them in a savory dish.

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                    beanodc Sep 14, 2010 02:05 PM

                    I buy these sausages frequently in the Fall. I braise sliced cabbage and onions with the sausage. You can add either a sliced apple, or a liitle apple cider along with some caraway seeds. Serve with spicy mustard. Always a big hit for an easy one pot dinner.

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                    mdepsmom Sep 14, 2010 04:32 PM

                    I buy them from Costco regularly. I just love them simply grilled and served on a bun with spicy mustard (my default is Gulden's). Although, that sweet potato hash recipe sounds great and I will definitely try it since I always have those sausages in my freezer!

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                      wonderwoman Sep 17, 2010 05:05 PM

                      diced and browned in a little olive oil. toss in a package of baby spinach, cover and let the spinach wilt. in the meantime, toast some chopped hazelnuts. when the spinach was wilted, throw in the nuts, and a small knob of bleu cheese. toss until cheese melts.

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