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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How to Make Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet #healthy #glutenfree

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!

Cozy & Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet #healthy #glutenfree

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Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet #healthy
5 from 2 votes

Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Quick (and healthy) Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet recipe - A low fat and low carb dinner with a savory-sweet punch!
Servings: 6
Nutrition Facts
Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Potassium 315mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter. All apple-loving opinions are my own.

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15 comments on “Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet

  1. SWPposted January 12, 2019 at 5:12 pm Reply

    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?

    • Sommer Collierposted January 24, 2019 at 9:55 pm Reply

      Hi SWP,

      I just serve it with a side salad. :)

    • Kristenposted February 13, 2019 at 6:54 pm Reply

      I was at a loss too but I’m making it tonight with couscous and roasted asparagus. You could also maybe do buttered noodles?

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  4. Johnposted January 9, 2017 at 7:46 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted January 9, 2017 at 8:55 am Reply

      Hi John, Thanks so much for reporting back! :)

  5. Michele Holmesposted January 7, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted January 9, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply

      Yay Michele! I’m so glad you liked it! :)

  6. Maria Lichtyposted January 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm Reply

    My boys would go crazy for this!

  7. Heather Christoposted January 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm Reply

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

  8. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm Reply

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

  9. Sap workbookposted January 6, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply

    Looks really good!

  10. Jasminposted January 6, 2017 at 8:17 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted January 9, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply

      Hi Jasmin!

      You can certainly make substitutions or even omit the apple butter. However, it does give it a lot of additional flavor.