Save this homemade turkey sausage recipe for your next breakfast spread! Made in just 20 minutes, these breakfast patties are tender and juicy, packed with meaty, savory flavor, and taste so much better than the store-bought kind. Incredible on a breakfast sandwich, alongside pancakes, in a sausage biscuit, and more!
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My Favorite Way To Make Turkey Sausage
I don't know about you, but when I want a hearty breakfast, I need some meat for added protein to go along with whatever I'm eating. And my go-to lately has been these turkey breakfast sausage patties.
I've been making them for my family time and time again, and they're always a huge hit. My special trick is to add a touch of brown sugar to give these sausages a slightly sweet undertone that makes them virtually identical to the ones from any diner!
Now, the real selling point here is how quick and easy it is to make this recipe. You start from scratch and can have them ready and on the table in as fast as 20 minutes! I also like to make a big batch and store the rest in the freezer for convenient last-minute meals.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Easy to make. All you need to do for this recipe is combine the sausage ingredients in a bowl, shape them into patties, then pan-fry them in a little oil and serve. Yup, it's that quick and simple.
Uses basic ingredients. This recipe comes together with just ground turkey and a handful of pantry staple ingredients. If you have the sausage, there's a good chance you have everything you need on hand already!
It's healthy. This turkey sausage recipe is basically all protein, so it's a healthy addition to any meal!
Great for big groups. If you're hosting guests for brunch, this is a fantastic protein to prepare. You can whip up a large batch of patties beforehand and heat them on a griddle for a few minutes, then serve them hot and fresh.
- Ground turkey - try to find a ground turkey that's at least 90% lean and 10% fat. The fat holds the mixture together and also results in the most juicy and succulent patties. I personally like to use 85% lean and 15% fat for the best results.
- Dried thyme- for that classic breakfast sausage flavor.
- Garlic powder - to add a savory flavor.
- Brown sugar - brings a touch of sweetness that makes the flavor so good.
- Salt and pepper- for more flavor.
- Olive oil- for frying.
How To Make Turkey Sausage
1. Form the patties. Add the ground turkey, brown sugar, and spices in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Divide the mixture into four balls and shape each one into a patty around ¾ inch thick.
2. Fry the patties. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil. Place the patties in one or two at a time and fry them for about 4 minutes on each side or until they're browned and cooked through. Repeat the frying process with the rest of the meat.
3. Serve. Plate the turkey sausage patties with some toasted bread, fresh fruit, and your choice of condiments. Serve warm and enjoy!
What Can I Serve With Turkey Sausage?
It's delicious paired with any breakfast spread, like fried eggs, fresh fruit, toasted bread, or protein waffles. You can also add them to breakfast burritos, sausage egg muffins, breakfast sandwiches, or breakfast casseroles! I've even eaten it for dinner with this sauteed broccoli for a meat and veggie meal.
My Pro Tips To Make the Best Recipe
- Rub your hands with a little oil before mixing the meat to prevent it from sticking to your hands.
- Press down on the center of each patty slightly while forming them to help them evenly cook in the pan.
- Use a large skillet so you can cook all of the patties at one time.
- Make a big batch of this recipe and store the rest in the freezer so you always have homemade frozen patties ready to go!
- Add a half tablespoon of maple syrup for an even sweeter flavor.
- Make spicy sausage patties with a bit of cayenne pepper powder or red pepper flakes.
How I Recommend Storing and Reheating Leftovers
In the fridge: Store the sausage in an airtight container, and you can keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
In the freezer: Let the sausage patties cool completely, then place them in a freezer-safe airtight container or freezer bag with the extra air squeezed out. Place a piece of parchment paper between each patty to prevent them from sticking together in the freezer. They'll stay good frozen for up to 3 months.
Reheating: My favorite way to reheat the meat is to put it back in a skillet over medium heat and warm it for about a minute or so on each side. You can also microwave the sausage in 20-second increments till warm. I recommend placing a damp paper towel over the patty for evenly cooked and juicy results.
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- 0.75lb. ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar
- Fresh fruits, toasted bread, favorite condiment to serve with
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
- Shape the mixture into four patties.
- Heat some oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the patties and cook for about 4 minutes on each side. Repeat the process until all patties are cooked.
- Serve warm with anything you want, like toast, fresh fruit, and eggs.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. Freeze in a freezer-safe bag with parchment paper between each patty for 4 months. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes on each side till warm.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 sausage patty
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 2.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 0.7gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 23.3g