German Sausage Bake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"Beer, brown mustard, and caraway seed blend with apples and sausage for a hearty entree. This dish can be easy peasy as it is easily made ahead (sits on counter for 30 minutes and can be assembled and kept in the refrigerator overnight before baking). It is excellent served at a potluck, a Christmas Eve entree, or to be served during a weekend or prepared ahead for a weeknight meal."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (227.6 g)
  • Calories 490
  • Total Fat - 31.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 85.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1250.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 19.5 g
  • Calcium - 291.2 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Cook noodles according to package directions, drain well, and set aside.

Step 2

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add sausage, and cook over medium-high heat until sausage is browned, stirring often. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring often.

Step 3

Stir in apple; remove from heat, and set aside.

Step 4

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in mustard and next 3 ingredients.

Step 5

Layer half of cooked noodles in a greased 13" x 9" x 2" baking dish. Spoon sausage mixture over noodles; sprinkle 1 cup Swiss cheese over sausage mixture. Top with remaining noodles. Pour sauce over noodles. (if desired, cover and chill overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking.)

Step 6

Cover and bake at 350-degrees-Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Step 7

Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Swiss cheese.

Step 8

Combine bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle over casserole.

Step 9

Bake 10 more minutes or until sheese melts and breadcrumbs are browned.

Step 10

Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

  • Vegetable cooking spray



The hubby really enjoyed this...but he did say it lacked salt...and I had to agree...I cut the recipe in half and we have lots of leftovers...I used white wine for the flat beer...cuz I didn't have any flat beer...made for Bill Board tag game...

review by:
(7 Nov 2017)


This is a great casserole (and one which we almost always have all the ingredients on hand) which is very filling and good. I did use apple cider instead of the beer but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(4 Nov 2017)

Daily Inspiration

What a nice change of pace for us. We really enjoyed this German-style casserole. I found some German mustard and used it in the recipe. The only change I made was to reduce the amount of caraway seeds and I didn't have beer so I increased the amount of chicken broth. Made my own fresh breadcrumbs. Very nice meal.

(6 Oct 2017)