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Turkey Breakfast Sausage (New Recipe #47) June 17, 2013

Filed under: Cooking — skpierce12 @ 7:16 PM



While glancing through the new Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2013 Annual Recipes cookbook, I spied this recipe for turkey breakfast sausage.  I was immediately intrigued by the concept of making my own breakfast patties rather than reaching for yet another veggie one from the freezer.


The recipe’s name is a little misleading, as you are not truly making sausage. The turkey meat is already ground, and you simply shape it into patties after mixing in seasoning.  I’ll have to leave authentic sausage-making for another day (or perhaps never…we’ll see if I ever get that brave).


I used a ¼-cup measuring cup to divide the meat mixture into 8 even patties. I cooked them in two batches in a large nonstick skillet, and my patties were cooked through in 8-9 minutes total, not the 12-16 as stated in the recipe.


I really enjoyed the turkey patties – especially the sage flavor. John like them, as well, although he commented that they crumbled more easily than a true sausage patty would. We both rated the recipe at 3.5 stars. It was not a spectacular recipe, but it was a solid, tasty one.


Turkey Breakfast Sausage

1 lb lean ground turkey
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp rubbed sage
½ tsp pepper
¼ tsp ground ginger

1. Crumble turkey into a large bowl. Add the salt, sage, pepper, and ginger. Shape into eight 2-inch patties.

2. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer reads 165˚ and juices run clear.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 patty). Per serving, 2 PointsPlus.


3 Responses to “Turkey Breakfast Sausage (New Recipe #47)”

  1. […] my last batch of turkey breakfast patties turned out well, I have been eager to try this veggie-heavy version of the same concept from my […]

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  3. […] I’ve made homemade turkey “sausage” patties before with middling success, but I wanted to try this recipe anyway because it has a fairly short list of ingredients and it’s easy for me to cook early in the morning before James wakes up.  A breakfast recipe is more likely to come to fruition than many other types of recipes these days.  In the end, these were fine.  I did like that the recipe included grated zucchini, which seemed to help keep these from getting too dry as Mitchell promised.  We ate all the patties over a couple of days, but I wasn’t sad to see them go.  I doubt I make these again. […]

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