Apples, apples, apples. Apples are multifaceted and can easily be used for some sweet dishes but today we are going to explore some savory apple recipes where they are used predominantly.
Where I live, they come into season in late fall and early winter, though nowadays they are available pretty much year-round.
There are so many varieties of apples, one can never get bored.
Some are sweet, others tangy.
Some are crispy for eating, others better suited for cooking.
And speaking of cooking, which we do regularly around here, I collected fifteen savory apple recipes, a few of which you may have seen or tasted before.
Savory apple recipes can include pork or chicken or sausages, like our Roasted Sausages And Potatoes With Apples or Savory Apple Stuffed Pork Chops recipes.
Side dishes with apples can come in the form of salads or slaws.
Of course, apples are inherently sweet and along with their crunch level, they always add an interesting textural level to any apple side dish where they are included.
Breakfast also has savory recipes with apples too, like muffins or omelets (#15)!
Hopefully, I can introduce you to some new ones to inspire you in your quest to use apples responsibly and regularly!
I’m kicking off this list of savory apple recipes with this delightful sausage stuffing recipe that is served inside hollowed-out apples.
Included is a recipe for sausage stuffing with genius shortcuts.
Then apple cores are scooped out and the stuffing is spooned in for baking!
Charming and delicious.
A galette is near the top of my list of savory apple dishes as well.
I mean, combining sweet potatoes, apples, and goat cheese?
These freeform tarts are fabulous with savory fillings!
You can make or buy the crust.
The key is to slice the sweet potatoes and apples thinly and evenly!
Seasonings are the star of the show here with these savory apple recipes, like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and sea salt added to the diced apples.
This mixture is then spooned into one side of the sliced pork chop, tied together, seared then baked.
Tender, juicy, and oh so full of flavor!
Savory apple side dishes can take all shapes and forms and this one is a muffin!
The usual ingredients to begin with, but then sharp cheddar cheese, fresh rosemary, and finely chopped apples are mixed right on in for savory goodness!
A bit of butter could be added when serving or even a drizzle of honey!
These savory recipes with apples are brightened up so much by the apples!
This sausage ball recipe is a perfect example.
Combining baking mix, breakfast sausage, and cheddar cheese is all well and good.
But it all comes alive when the shredded apple is included.
Bake and enjoy, it’s that easy!
For a quick apple side dish, you cannot go wrong with this apple bacon slaw.
Sweet apple with savory bacon and slightly crunchy cabbage.
Cook bacon in a skillet, reserve some drippings to make a mixture of sugar, vinegar, and salt to then heat onions, cabbage, and apples.
Crumble the bacon on top and serve warm.
Side dishes with apples can indeed be filling and savory.
This quinoa salad with sweet potatoes and apples is yummy with just a slight crunch from the pecans.
Lots of little additions that make great!
Roast the diced sweet potatoes first, then cook the quinoa with apple cider adding dried cranberries at the end.
Make the sauce and mix it all together.
When you are in the mood for soup and you are wondering what to make with lots of apples, I suggest making this easy butternut squash soup.
Starts with sauteing leeks, adding in seasonings, squash, apples, cider, broth, and bringing to a boil.
Cook for a while and blend with an immersion blender with some maple syrup.
This is so creamy and satisfying.
A tart is an excellent example of savory apple dishes.
Another tantalizing apple and cheese combination is headed your way!
Plus caramelized onions, a hint of Dijon mustard, and fresh thyme!
Granny Smith is the apple of choice here for the tangy flavor!
Gorgeous presentation and delish!
This recipe turns things a bit upside down for side dishes with apples by removing the sausage from a typical stuffing recipe and replacing it with apples.
Here you will find the buttery hearty bread chunks, crisp apples and fresh herbs combine to make the stuffing with the apples as the focus of the side.
Adorable mini savory apple pies are exactly the addition salty apple recipes need.
Again, bacon is called in to complement the apples and aromatic herbs are included inside a buttery crust.
Allow time to make the crust, while the filling of bacon, apple, onion, thyme, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper bring these tasty morsels to life!
Salads may not typically be savory apple side dishes, but this one most definitely is!
May as well get those greens in with the sweetness of apples!
It is made up of diced and pre-cooked new red potatoes, chopped kale, chopped apples, and thinly sliced red onion!
The dressing is mayo, mustard, and cider vinegar.
Comforting, crunchy, tangy, delightful!
No peeling of potatoes and apples is required (unless you want to) in this recipe moving down my savory recipes with apples list.
A bed of potatoes, apples and onions is made in the bottom of a casserole dish.
Oil and seasonings stirred in with sausages layered across the top!
Another fantastic apple side dish is this recipe of bacon, dates, apples, and brussels sprouts!
This is a wonderful mix of sweet and savory all together in one skillet.
Start with the bacon, then remove, cook the veggies next with red wine vinegar, garlic, and black pepper.
Last, stir in apples and dates for a few minutes before adding back in the bacon.
So much deliciousness in one dish!
For those of you out there who love a creative breakfast, weekend brunch, or are in need of a new post-workout meal, this omelet is a quick, sweet, and savory treat!
Saute the apples with a bit of rosemary and set them aside.
Start the eggs and when they are setting, add in the cooked apples and shredded cheddar cheese.
The bottom line
No matter when you want savory apple recipes, there are some on this list for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If you find yourself with apples that need to be used, now you have a good list of what to make with lots of apples or even just a few!
- Savory Baked Apples With Sausage Stuffing
- Savory Fall Galette With Sweet Potatoes, Fuji Apples & Goat Cheese
- Savory Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
- Apple Cheddar Muffins With Rosemary
- Savory Apple Sausage Balls
- Warm Apple Bacon Slaw
- Sweet Potato And Apple Quinoa Salad
- Easy Butternut Squash Apple Soup
- Savory Apple Thyme Tart With Caramelized Onion & Gruyere
- Easy Apple Stuffing
- Mini Savory Apple Pies
- Kale & Apple Potato Salad
- Roasted Sausages And Potatoes With Apples
- Bacon, Date & Apple Brussels Sprout Skillet
- Apple Omelette With White Cheddar
- Choose one or more options from our list of Savory Apple Recipes here!
- Create your new favorite dish.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
- Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks, so it’s all your own?