Making your own Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage is embarrassingly simple. Ground turkey plus a few dried herbs and spices are combined and cooked, all in 30 minutes or less!!
Turkey breakfast sausage is my bff.
I eat the same thing everyday Monday through Friday. Hello, peanut butter and honey toast and eggs. And with it, I always have turkey sausage. It’s not only delicious but also a lot leaner than traditional pork breakfast sausage. I always buy a 3-pack at Costco, until recently when I had a lightbulb moment and decided to make my own.
This recipe is SO quick and easy. Lean turkey is mixed with a colorful mix of dried herbs and spices, quickly portioned and formed into patties and cooked until deeply golden. All this is under 30 minutes.
To Make This Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage You Will Need:
- kosher salt
- rubbed sage
- freshly ground black pepper
- onion powder
- crushed red pepper flakes
- garlic powder
- lean ground turkey (93% lean)
- olive oil
In a bowl, measure and add 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Whisk or stir to combine.
In a mixing bowl, add the ground turkey and the spice mixture. Stir until combined and be mindful not to over mix.
Measure out 1/4 cup of the ground sausage mixture per sausage patty. You can always play with the amounts if you want larger patties. However, keep in mind the serving amounts will of course change.
Form and shape them. 1/4 cup will give you 8 patties. Try to press them thin as they will shrink.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and, working in batches, cook the turkey sausage patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side. If needed, add more oil.
Look at those beauties!
Drain on a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining sausages.
Serve with eggs, pancakes or French toast.
Enjoy! And if you give this Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage
- 3/4 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt*
- 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra light, plus more if needed
- 1 pound ground turkey, 93% lean
- In a small bowl, measure and add the salt, sage, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
- In a mixing bowl, add the ground turkey and seasonings. Mix until combined.
- Use a 1/4 cup measure to divide the meat mixture into 8 portions. Shape into patties.
- Heat a large skillet on meidum high. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and working in batches, cook the sausage patties for 3 to 4 minutes a side or until fully cooked and golden brown. Adding more oil as needed.
- Drain on a paper towel lined plate before serving.
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These look great! Do you think you can freeze them? And defrost and reheat in a pan?
Absolutely! Thaw over night in the fridge, microwave or reheat in an air-frier would work too!
This was such a great recipe! It tasted just like those breakfast sausages in the store. It was so delicious and flavorful so this is definitely going to be a staple recipe for me. I went with using 3/4 tsp of salt instead of 1 tsp of salt and I’m glad I did because anymore and I think it would have been too salty. I would recommend adding a 1/4 tsp at a time until it’s salty enough for you. This was a delicious recipe and I can’t wait to make this again. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank YOU so much, Kelly! I have another recipe in the works that I think you’ll enjoy! Stay tuned 🙂
Will baking the patties give the same taste outcome? And if I bake, what settings would you recommend?
This was a really good base recipe. I’ll double or even triple the spices next time. (Other than the salt.) I did add some fennel seed and it was a great addition, too.
This looks great! Instead of patties, I see biscuits and sausage gravy in my future! I don’t eat pork and was looking for a turkey (or chicken) sausage. Do you think fresh sage would work? My garden is full!
Hi Peri! I actually have a recipe for that! Enjoy! https://www.simplyscratch.com/2020/04/turkey-sausage-breakfast-gravy.html
Thank You for posting! this is exactly what I was looking for! I have hungry teenagers that are runners. I am always looking for healthy ways to fill them up!
I’m so glad to hear it, Kimberley! Enjoy!
Pretty good, very moist and tender! a little too much sage for me~ I also added some brown sugar, about 3/4 Tablespoon! Can’t wait for my husband to try them in the morning.
Thank you so much for this recipe! My husband loves turkey sausage and we are on a low sodium diet so I can make this for us just cutting way down on the salt. It looks like you used turkey breast in the photo. Is that correct please? Merry Christmas to you and yours. I appreciate all the wonderful recipes you have given us this year!
Hi Lin! I used lean turkey (93%). Hope this helps! Enjoy!
This recipe is not good. Feel like I wasted money on a pound of turkey because it’s in the trash now. Thanks