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Chicken and Apple Sausage Breakfast Melts

  • Author: Jordan Cord
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 - 12 oz. package Aidells® Chicken Apple Sausage
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 8 slices of havarti
  • 2 oz. chevre goat cheese
  • 2 cups arugula



  1. Slice sausage links into 1/3 inch rounds.
  2. Thinly slice onion and apple.
  3. In a nonstick or cast iron skillet, bring 2 tablespoons of oil to medium heat. Add onion and apples and sprinkle in cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Sauté 4-5 minutes, then add sausage rounds. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, then remove the skillet from the heat. Empty the skillet and set the sautéed ingredients aside.


  1. Spread a thin, even layer of mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Using the same skillet, bring 2 tablespoons of oil to medium heat. Place bread mayonnaise side down.
  3. Add 1 slice of havarti, then spoon the desired amount of sausage/onion/apple mixture over top. Sprinkle chunks of goat cheese, then add arugula, followed by 1 more slice of havarti. Top with the other slice of bread, mayonnaise side facing up. Cook 2-5 minutes, checking the bottom slice occasionally to prevent burning.
  4. Flip the sandwich and cover the pan – we used a lid from a larger pot, as our skillet doesn't have a lid. This helps the cheese to melt more quickly. Cook 2-5 more minutes until the bread is golden brown.
  5. Slice and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Breakfast


  • Calories: 391
  • Sugar: 16.6 g
  • Sodium: 510.3 mg
  • Fat: 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.1 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5 mg