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Cider-Glazed Chicken Sausages with Butternut Mash

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This fresh twist on a classic meat-and-potatoes dinner brightens the last of winter's bounty for a chilly spring night.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Everyday Food, May 2011

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 1 pound chicken sausages
  • 7 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 small butternut squash (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large russet potato (10 ounces), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup 2 percent Greek yogurt

Directions

  1. In a large skillet or shallow heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and sausages and cook until sausages are deep golden brown, 6 minutes, turning sausages and stirring onion halfway through. Add sage and cider and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a rapid simmer and cook until cider is syrupy and coats the back of a spoon, about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine squash, potato, and apple. Cover by 2 inches water and bring to a rapid simmer over medium-high. Cook until squash and potato are tender when pierced with a knife, 15 minutes.

  3. Drain vegetables and apple and transfer to a food processor. Process until smooth. Add yogurt, season with salt and pepper, and pulse to combine. Divide butternut mash among 4 plates and serve with sausages and onion.

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  • MS10988074
    8 DEC, 2014
    Delicious. I used pork sausage, and instead of the potato/apple I used parsnip/carrot. I generally follow recipes, but some nights you do not want to go to the grocery store. I was so pleased with the results. Another winner.
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  • cosette28
    6 OCT, 2013
    I love this recipe. Have made this many times for my family & guests. Tip- don't double. I use quality chicken, bratwurst style sausages. I have also used pork in a pinch. Make sure you simmer & not boil the cider mixture- take your time. The cider glaze & butternut mash are SO good together!!
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  • Itsy Bitsy
    16 JUL, 2012
    I love to cook and I love Martha Stewart, but, I have to be honest...this recipe was horrible. So much so that I am submitting a review, which I never take the time to do. I followed the recipe correctly. The sausages were "ok"...the butternut mash was terrible. I would never make this recipe again. Sorry!
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  • Itsy Bitsy
    16 JUL, 2012
    I love to cook and I love Martha Stewart, but, I have to be honest...this recipe was horrible. So much so that I am submitting a review, which I never take the time to do. I followed the recipe correctly. The sausages were "ok"...the butternut mash was terrible. I would never make this recipe again. Sorry!
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  • MS10593083
    30 OCT, 2011
    We enjoyed this, nice autumn meal. I was doubtful that the cider would thicken, but it did in about 35 min. Simmering the sausages like this made them very tender and flavorfu. I added a clove of garlic with the addition of the cider, and had to substitute dried thyme for the fresh sage. The butternut mash was very nice too.
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