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Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet

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Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet #healthy

Today I’m serving up Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet, a Low Fat, Gluten Free, and Grain Free meal, that is also lower in carbs than most potato, rice or pasta dishes.

How’s that for combining comfort and well-being?

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I’ve always loved the rustic savory-sweet combination of skillet apples and onions. I also love throwing all my ingredients into one pan for an easy-to-clean-up dinner.

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Here I sautéed low fat turkey kielbasa sausage with apples, onions, and rosemary. Then I whisked in a simple tangy-sweet sauce made with Gluten Free (and High Fructose Corn Syrup Free) Musselman’s Apple Butter and apple cider vinegar.

The apple butter provides depth and richness to the sauce, while the vinegar offers acidity that perfectly balances the sweet and savory notes in the sausage and produce.

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It’s the perfect balance of luxurious flavors and mindful ingredients!

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Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet is a fabulous midweek dinner that you can make in minutes that your whole family love.

It’s also a great make-and-take for tailgating and neighborhood potlucks this season!

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Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Quick (and healthy) Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet recipe - A low fat and low carb dinner with a savory-sweet punch!
Servings: 6


  • 14-16 ounces low-fat turkey kielbasa sausage
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large Fuji apples, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil, optional
  • 1/2 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Musselman’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat a large skillet to medium heat. Add the butter or oil. (If using a good nonstick skillet, no butter is needed.) Slice the onion and apples. Then cut the kielbasa into 1/2 inch rounds. Remove the rosemary leaves from the stems and roughly chop.
  • Once the skillet is hot, sear the kielbasa pieces for 2-4 minutes, until brown on both sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Next add the onions to the skillet. Sear for 2 minutes to soften, then add the apples and rosemary. Allow the apples and onions the cook until soft and brown, but not mushy. Stir gently as to not smash the apples, about 5-7 minutes. Salt and pepper liberally.
  • Add the sausage back to the skillet, along with the Musselman's Apple Butter, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup water. Simmer and stir to thicken the sauce for 2-3 minutes. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.


Serving: 6ounces, Calories: 308kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 446mg, Potassium: 315mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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22 comments on “Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet”

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  3. I really liked this dish. I received some Apple Butter as a gift and had some spicy sausage, apples & onions on hand so it was if the stars aligned for me. It turned out really GREAT. This is a keeper, thank you!

  4. I’m subbing a few things to embrace using what’s on-hand. No fugi apples, so I’m using one granny smith and one honey crisp. No apple cider, so I’m subbing 18 year barrel aged balsamic vinegar. I’ve never made anything like this…. we shall see…

  5. My husband took one bite and said, “Is there more?” This recipe is delicious and has been invited back to our table. :)

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  7. It might be more of a fall dish, but I found your recipe recently and had to try it. Wow! Definitely will be adding to my recipe book. I also have never tried apple butter – what a great addition! Thanks for a great recipe!

  8. This looks amazing and I love all of the ingredients! But I’m stumped as to what you would accompany this dish to make a full meal? Help?

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  11. Made this last night as I had some apple butter in the fridge I wanted to use. Super easy and super tasty, thanks!

  12. I made this for dinner last night and it was OUTSTANDING! Will definitely make it again and share the recipe (and blog) with friends.

  13. My boys would go crazy for this!

  14. I love that you used apple butter in this savory dish!

  15. What a tasty skillet Meal! Love the use of apple butter in it!

  16. Sounds delicious! Can another type of “butter” be used if apple butter is unavailable? 
    Or can I skip it?