Sausage and Apple Hash with Whole Grain Mustard
***This post is in partnership with Starr Ranch Growers. As always all opinions expressed are 100% my own***
This sweet and savory Sausage and Apple Hash with Whole Grain Mustard is an easy breakfast-to-dinner treat loaded with baked potatoes, fruit, and protein! You’ll love the combo of flavors and textures in every forkful- from the crisp JUICI apples, fluffy baked taters, and meaty sausages- all coated in whole-grain mustard to give them a delicious appetizing boost!
Quick and Easy All-day Meal
This hash recipe is so versatile, you can make and enjoy it all day long! It is perfect if you are looking for a hearty yet simple meal that will give you the carbs and protein to get yourself pumped up and ready for the day. Add scrambled or sunny-side eggs, and you have a fully-loaded breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a fresh green salad or pasta for dinner.
In this recipe, I used Starr Ranch’s Juici Apples, which are my go-to fall-to-winter apple choice! These thin-skinned, dimple-texturing, vibrant red apples are perfect for this hash recipe with their crisp and juicy texture and sweet and tart taste. I have used them before to make my Apple & Poblano Gnocchi Bake and proved that they are also ideal for baking. Truly the apple for everyone, everywhere, for every lifestyle!
You only need 8 ingredients to make this amazing dish and you can easily swap the protein and garnish with what you have. Here’s the list of ingredients with possible substitutions:
- Golden potatoes- you can use Yukon Gold or other medium-starch yellow or gold potatoes. They retain their shape when baked and have a nice buttery flavor and texture.
- JUICI apples– These “Lifestyle Apples” are delightfully sweet and tart and are great anytime, anywhere for anyone. You can find them in major supermarkets from October to April. They are currently available in all Costco stores nationwide. You can use other Starr Ranch Growers baking apples if you do not have these.
- Pork sausage links- you can use other varieties like beef, chicken, or turkey links. Other options are bacon, ham, or other diced meats.
- Whole grain mustard- I like using this because it has more texture and milder flavor compared to dijon mustard. This will allow the flavors from the apples, potatoes and sausages to really shine through.
- Yellow onion- for sautéing.
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt and pepper-to taste.
- Fresh arugula- for garnishing. You can also use chives, green onion, basil, or parsley as alternatives.
How to Make Sausage and Apple Hash
This is such an easy, budget-friendly recipe, you’ll be adding it to your weekly meal plan for sure. All you have to do is bake the potatoes, cook the sausages, and toss everything together. You can cook the sausage and slice the apples while the potatoes are baking, so you can have everything ready in just 30 minutes!
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray
- Bake the Potatoes. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and spread them into an even layer. Next, drizzle the tops of the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook the potatoes for about 30 minutes, tossing halfway until golden brown.
- Cook the Sausages. Preheat a large nonstick skillet to medium-high heat. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook until starting to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Next, add in the onions and continue to cook. Keep cooking the sausage and onions for another three minutes.
- Combine! Remove the sausages from the heat and in the Juici apples, potatoes, and mustard. Toss to combine.
- Garnish. Pour the hash into a large serving bowl and garnish with fresh arugula.
- Cut the potatoes into uniform pieces so they bake evenly.
- Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the pan to ensure that you get golden, crisp surfaces.
- You might need to add more olive oil to the skillet when cooking the sausage because they tend to soak them up. Do this to ensure they cook well and do not dry up but drain any excess oil before adding the apples and potatoes to keep the hash from being greasy.
- Give the Sausage and Apple Hash a spicy kick by adding chili powder, cayenne pepper, or chili flakes. You can also use spicy sausage to make it hotter.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I keep the potato peel on? Sure, you can. Just make sure to scrub it thoroughly to remove excess dirt. Then tap them dry before baking.
- Can I make this vegan? Quite easily! Do this by omitting the sausages or swapping it with vegan meat instead. You can also try using mushrooms to still get that meaty flavor and texture.
- Is it possible to use regular yellow mustard instead of whole grain? Yes, you can. However, take note that whole grains are thicker and less vinegary, so you will need to adjust the amount based on your liking.
- Can I use an air-fryer to bake the potatoes? Absolutely! Though the potatoes bake half the time they will when using an oven, you might need to cook them in batches to ensure crisp, golden surfaces.
It is best to serve Sausage and Apple Hash with Whole Grain Mustard right away to enjoy the amazing textures to the max. If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container once the potatoes and sausages have cooled down. Store in the fridge for three days then reheat them in the oven to give the potatoes a bit of their crispness back. You can also freeze your hash for up to a month.
For more information about JUICI Apples or Starr Ranch Growers make sure to visit their website: www.starrranchgrowers.com
Sausage and Apple Hash with Whole Grain Mustard
- 3 cups Golden potatoes, cut into cubes
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- 2 medium JUICI apples, cored and cut into wedges
- 4 links Pork breakfast sausage, cut into rounds
- 1.5 tbsp Whole grain mustard
- 1/2 cup Sliced yellow onion
- Fresh arugula, for garnish
- Preheat an oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Next, drizzle the tops of the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook the potatoes for about 30 minutes, tossing halfway until golden brown.
- Next, preheat a large nonstick skillet to medium-high heat. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook until starting to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Next, add in the onions and continue to cook. If you need to add some olive oil to the skillet that’s okay. Keep cooking the sausage and onions for another three minutes. Remove from heat and in the Juici apples, potatoes, and mustard. Toss to combine.
- Pour the hash into a large serving bowl and garnish with fresh arugula.