Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

 

 

turkey breakfast sausage patties recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing up we had breakfast sausage just about every morning. Pancakes or grits are just not the same without some savory sausage to go with it. I’m trying to cut back on my red meat intake and so we often purchase turkey breakfast sausage. The problem with that is that it’s usually mixed with pork, which I don’t eat, tons of  ingredients I can’t pronounce,  msg, a  crap load of sodium and by products.

Geez turkey-sausage-making people are all those fillers really neccesary!?!

What happened to just turkey and spices????

Well now I make my own breakfast sausage and will probably never go back to buying them again.  Making fresh turkey breakfast sausage from scratch is quick, easy, healthier, simple and taste much better than the store-bought stuff.  Just organic turkey and spices, exactly how turkey breakfast sausage should be.

The flavor of  these turkey  breakfast sausage patties are mild, savory with just a hint of sweetness and spice. You can certainly adjust the ingredients to make it super spicy, smokey or sweeter, depending on how you prefer your breakfast sausage. Sometimes I’ll add in maple syrup and hickory smoke salt for a sweet and smokey sausage.

Do a test patty before you cook up the entire batch to make sure the seasonings are just the way you like it! You can fry these sausage patties up right away or let them sit overnight in the refrigerator for a bolder taste.

I haven’t purchased turkey breakfast sausage since I’ve started making this recipe.  Chances are, you’ll want to triple the recipe to always have fresh, homemade turkey breakfast sausage  patties ready to go.

Watch me make these turkey breakfast sausage patties from start to finish!

 

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Turkey Breakfast Sausage
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1½ teaspoon seasoning salt or smoked salt
  • 1½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of clove
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • ½ tablespoon of brown sugar (can use more)
  • ½ -1 teaspoon fennel seed (these are pretty strong)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (option)
  • butter and olive oil fro frying
Instructions
  1. Place ground turkey in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Mix together spices.
  3. Add spices to ground turkey and mix until spices are evenly distributed throughout the meat.
  4. Mix in olive oil if using. (this add extra moisture)
  5. Shape turkey sausage into small patties.
  6. Fry up a small sample patty to test out the seasonings. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Refrigerate overnight.
  8. Heat a bit of olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat.
  9. Place sausages into the hot skillet and cook until until browned and the middle is no longer pink.
  10. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the patty.
  11. Be careful not to overcook or the sausages will be dry in texture.
  12. Let sausage drain on paper towels.
  13. Serve or freeze.
Notes
~TIPS~ Be sure to do a test patty before you fry up the entire batch. Adjust the seasonings if desired. Like a super bold sausage? Double all or some of the spices! DO NOT OVERCOOK! or the sausage will be dry in texture instead of juicy. Patties can be partially cooked and then frozen or cooked all the way and then frozen.

 

Comments

  1. Laura says

    I made these without the fennel because I didn’t have any. They were delicious even without. Love this recipe better than any I found online. Thank you for sharing it with us. (I’m going to make them with the fennel seed next time.)

  2. ValleyMom says

    I just wanted to let you know that I have tried other turkey sausage recipes and it wasn’t a go….but these turkey sausage patties are a BIG HIT!!! We love all the flavor and simplicity it takes to make them. Thanks for sharing and I will be watching out for more great recipes!

  3. Lee says

    I haven’t made this recipe as yet but I when I do I would like to freeze them. What’s the best way to freeze these sausages?

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