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Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

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!


5.0 from 11 reviews
Turkey Breakfast Sausage
  • 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
  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.
~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.


  1. These were delicious!

  2. Excellent! I am making my own breakfast sandwiches and didn’t really care for the frozen turkey sausage I bought, these are really good!

  3. Excellent! I am making my own breakfast sandwiches and didn’t really care for the frozen turkey sausgae I bought, these are really good!

  4. Shout out to the Divas! This recipe is on point. It makes a well seasoned sausage with great flavor. Had turkey sausage this morning with pancakes and eggs. I am looking forward to the next time. Paulette is right, this recipe is a keeper.

  5. This recipe is a keeper! I pinned it to one of my recipe boards on Pinterest several months ago, fully intending to make it. With everything on hand this morning I decided to go for it. I’m so happy I did because I’ll never buy another box of turkey sausage again! I added a little maple syrup to the recipe because we love maple flavored sausage. They were divalicious! I’ll be adding this to my “family favorites”! Thank you!

  6. Am going to make them today for kids and the good think is its super easy to make

  7. Made my day super!

  8. These are awesome!! Thank you!

  9. Ok let me tell you about this recipe! I have used it to make sausage patties for breakfast, but also pizza and pasta. I used it to make a deep dish pizza with a jar of Ragu. I used it to make homemade sausage pizza last night, by the way I made the crust and sauce as well. I have also used it to make a rotini pasta dish. All were FYE! I’m from Nashville and fye translates to delicious. Thanks for the recipe! You really got this diva thinking she can cook.

  10. These turned out perfect! Thank you! Love them!!!

  11. These look so good and so simple! I cant wait to make these! What store do you get your spices from im having problems finding fennel? Please and thank you!

  12. These turned out so great!!!!

  13. Was looking for a turkey sausage recipe and found your you-tube video. Made them tonight. They are delicious! Am also enjoying your website and other you-tube videos. Thank you so much!

  14. Your recipes look awesome. Oh how I wish you had the nutritional info for each recipe on your site. Would be so helpful :)

  15. Oh,I forgot to say I didn’t use any sugar!

  16. Excellent! It enabled me to have organic sausage, I knew all my ingredients were healthy. These were delicious and so easy I can’t imagine settling ever again for ordinary and just free range, if even that is what they were?? You are so right, I will buy several pounds of org. ground turkey next time. I use and prefer dark meat, very tender and moist. Thanks

  17. Very tasty, but I will probably decrease the amount of salt next time.

  18. Taste way better that store brought!! These will surely be stocked in my freezer.

  19. about how many patties will you get out of this? thanks in advance

  20. I noticed in the video you used brown sugar but it’s not listed on the printable recipe. It looks like you used about a tablespoon. Will you please tell me the amount? Thank you so much. Keep up the great work!!

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