Slow Cooker Sweet and Savory Harvest Casserole
“Halloween is coming!” “Halloween is around the corner!” “Candy! Costumes! Candy!” At least that is the deafening sounds coming from my little munchkins every chance they get. This past weekend, we took the kids to Dutch Wonderland for a very spooky, very Dutch Wonderful afternoon! Not only is Lancaster synonymous with the Amish culture, farming and outlet shopping, but Lancaster is also known for Dutch Wonderland. Has anyone heard about or been to Dutch Wonderland? It’s a local amusement park for little kids and my two rascals love it there!
So, in the heat of what is supposed to be FALL weather, we got them all dressed up in their costumes (Optimus Prime for the 5-year old and Bob the Minion for my 3-year old) and headed on over to Dutch Wonderland for rides, games and CANDY!
With all the Halloween candy I’ve already started to eat (yes, it’s true, I’ve already started to sneak my kid’s candy), my body was begging for something healthy and seasonal! After a stop at our local farmer’s market and with a few odds and ends I had on hand, I whipped up my Slow Cooker Sweet and Savory Harvest Casserole!
This dish is so versatile; make it for lunch, dinner or even as a side for your next holiday gathering. Get our your slow cooker, because this beauty works for Thanksgiving, a weekend football tailgate or just Sunday Dinner around the dining room table. That taste though, how about that taste, right! The sweetness of the sliced apples marries perfectly with the savory andouille turkey sausage, sweet potatoes and butternut squash. This Slow Cooker Sweet and Savory Harvest Casserole will be the perfect healthy addition to your dinnertime Fall lineup.
- 1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter Cubed
- 1 lb Butternut Squash Cubed
- 2 Gala Apples Peeled and sliced
- 1/2 Medium Onion Diced
- 1 1/2 Sweet Potatoes Peeled and Cubed
- 1 lb Smoked Turkey Andouille Sausage Sliced
- Pinch Thyme
Layer all the above ingredients in the crock pot, except the butter. Add the pinch of thyme and mix thoroughly. Add the butter to the top of the layers.
Cover and set crock pot to low. Cook for 6 hours. (Can also be cooked on high for 3 hours).