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About This Recipe
There’s not much better than a yummy home-cooked breakfast! I love all the classics like eggs, grits, biscuits, sausage and bacon. And sausage, you gotta love sausage!
Well let me tell you guys, these turkey sausage patties are way better than anything you’ll find at the grocery store. Incredibly easy to make and the flavor will blow your mind! So worth spending some time making these at home!
I also love these turkey breakfast sausages because they’re lower in calories and fat than regular breakfast sausage. You still get all the traditional flavors you love but with a little less hit to your macros (aka more room for sides and biscuits!)
Plus, by making your own sausage you can guarantee there are no yucky fillers or excess sodium. And you can adjust seasonings to make them your own! These sausage patties are seriously bomb!
These healthy turkey sausages pair PERFECTLY with my Easy Greek Yogurt Biscuits. I love making a sausage, egg (or egg white) and cheese biscuit with a little bit of mustard and jelly! FREAKING YUM.
Why You’ll Love These Turkey Breakfast Sausages
- These homemade turkey breakfast sausages are lower in fat and higher in protein than traditional breakfast sausage.
- Way better than store bought and so incredibly easy to make.
- Wholesome ingredients! No added fillers and all you need is ground turkey sausage and some simple seasonings!
- A delicious recipe that is ready in just 30 minutes!
- The best breakfast protein to add to any dish and perfect for a sausage biscuit!
- Freezer-friendly! Great to have these stocked to pull out for an easy breakfast.
- LOVED by kids and adults alike! Truly, the whole family will love this homemade sausage patty recipe.
- Sausage – I used Jennie-O lean ground turkey sausage. You also use ground pork if you’d like.
- Poultry seasoning
- Additional Seasonings- Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes*.
*Adding 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes doesn’t make this sausage spicy, but just gives it a touch of heat. So if you want a little more spice, up it to 1/2 tsp. On the flip side, if you’re sensitive to spice you can take it down to 1/8 tsp or omit completely.
How To Make
The full printable recipe is below, but let me walk you through the process so you know what to expect when you’re making it!
1. Whisk the spices together in a medium bowl first.
2. Add the sausage and work the spices into the sausage until evenly mixed in.
3. Cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes if time allows so the flavors come together more.
4. Divide the turkey mixture into 10 pieces and use your palms and fingers to shape into patties. Flatten to about 1/2-thickness (press them smaller than you want them to be because they will rise when cooked).
5. Set a large skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray or olive oil spray. Add flat patties in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink.
6. Then transfer to a plate with a paper towel to rest.
Store leftover over turkey patties in an airtight container or with plastic wrap for up to 5-6 days.
To Freeze: Let patties cool completely then place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours.
If planning to eat within the next month, transfer the patties to a large freezer ziploc bag and remove as much air as possible.
If you’re planning to eat within the next 3-4 months, then take an extra step to prevent freezer burn by wrapping the patties in plastic wrap before adding them to the bag. You can wrap the sausage patties individually or in packs of 3 or 4. However many you decide to wrap, make sure you wrap them up tightly and then again remove as much air as possible from the ziploc bag.
How To Serve These Breakfast Turkey Sausage Patties
These homemade sausage patties can be used for so many things! You can keep them as a patty for these healthy sausage biscuits or crumble them up to add to this blueberry sausage pancake bake. They’re so versatile!
- Sausage Biscuits – these patties are perfect paired with my Easy Greek Yogurt Biscuits to make these Bomb Healthy Sausage Biscuits! Take it classic with just a biscuit, sausage and yellow mustard. Or really do these biscuits up with an egg or egg white, cheese slice, little bit of strawberry jam and mustard – my fav!
- Crumble them up – instead of using pre-cooked sausage you can crumble these homemade patties up for a MAD boost in flavor. Talk about elevating a dish! Awesome recipes to use them in: this Hearty Sausage and Spinach Quiche, Blueberry Sausage Pancake Bake, and these Cheesy Maple Sausage Breakfast Muffins
- Classic breakfast style – with eggs, toast and fruit!
- Sweet breakfast – pair these sausage patties alongside some waffles, pancakes, french toast sticks, cinnamon rolls. Having that savory to balance the sweet out is everything!
First of all, they are the perfect addition for my Mini Turkey Sausage Biscuits! They also work great on any type of breakfast sandwiches or in breakfast burritos. They are also great served alongside your favorite sourdough toast, pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs or oats!
Is turkey sausage healthy?
Turkey sausage is much lower in calories and fat than regular pork breakfast sausage. These homemade breakfast sausage patties also have no fillers or excess sodium, unlike some of the store-bought turkey sausage varieties.
Can I use a different meat besides turkey for this turkey breakfast sausage recipe?
You sure can! You can use regular pork sausage or any other type of sausage if you’d like.
What do these homemade turkey breakfast sausage patties pair well with?
These turkey sausage patties pair well with just about any breakfast! Pair them with your favorite carb source (toast, waffle, pancake, oatmeal, fruit) and some eggs or egg whites for extra protein! Or you can build into homemade healthy sausage biscuits!
Can you freeze these breakfast turkey sausage patties?
Yes! Let the cooked patties cool completely. Them wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and add to ziplock bag or airtight container.
- 1 lb. ground turkey sausage – I used Jennie-O
- 2 tsp poultry seasonings
- 1/2 tsp each: salt & garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp each: pepper paprika & red pepper flakes*
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- Whisk the spices together in a medium bowl first. Add the sausage and work the spices into the sausage until evenly mixed in. Cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes if time allows so the flavors come together more.
- Divide the turkey mixture into 10 pieces and use your palms and fingers to shape into patties. Flatten to about 1/2-thickness (press them smaller than you want them to be because they will rise when cooked).
- Set the skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add sausage patties and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Then transfer to a plate to rest.
Nutrition is hand-calculated and accurate. No autocalulations! However, note that values can vary based on the brands you use and if you substitute ingredients.