Turkey Breakfast Sausage Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Turkey Breakfast Sausage Recipe
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Turkey Breakfast Sausage

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"You can use this recipe for chicken and pork as well."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Mix turkey, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, sage, thyme, marjoram, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Shape turkey mixture into patties.
  2. Fry patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 6 to 8 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2012

This is exactly how I make my breakfast sausage from ground turkey only I do go a little lighter on the salt/pepper. My whole family loves this. NOTE: This can be used in just about any recipe that calls for sausage, just don't form the meat into patties. I like to use it in spaghetti sauce or egg bakes the most. My family honestly can't tell the difference between this and regular pork sausage.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2014

Flavor was great! However my turkey was super dry. Not sure what I did wrong. I will use this recipe again but will use ground pork instead.

Feb 10, 2013

Family loved it. Only used 1 tsp of salt as husband needs to watch sodium. Also added 1/4 tsp of ground ginger. Definitely will make again, and will mix it up the night before so the flavors can blend a bit more before cooking.

Jan 12, 2013

Absolutely spot on in the seasonings for this sausage. I didn't have marjaram so left that out but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I made the Jimmy Dean Breakfast casserole with it and it was divine. Everyone who ate it thought the sausage was delicious.

Jul 21, 2014

I was looking for a good recipe to make my own sausage and this one is a GREAT starter recipe. I used all of the ingredients with the exception of the brown sugar. (Watching our sugar intake) However with that said, I replaced that with apple pie spice, dried fennel seed, and a touch of paprika. Those spices have natural sweetness to them. Since ground turkey can be dry due to the lack of fat, I patted the sausage out and allowed them to rest in the refrigerator over night to tenderize and soak up all of the flavors. The sausage came out great!!! I cooked them on a non-stick griddle with a touch of EVOO and they came out yummy!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

Jan 12, 2013

Best turkey sausage recipe I have ever tried, only thing I did diffrent was add a couple of minced cloves of garlic. Only because in my opinion galic goes with everything!

Sep 14, 2013

I love this recipe! I've tried several versions of homemade turkey sausage over the years and this one is by FAR my favorite. I made it exactly as written.

Nov 03, 2013

Made this twice and tweaked it just a bit. I added 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp onion powder. This has great flavor. Keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 545 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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