Homemade Breakfast Turkey Sausage is easy to make. You can make this sausage recipe ahead and freeze it. It’s the perfect addition to any breakfast sandwich.
Easy Homemade Breakfast Turkey Sausage
I love homemade breakfast turkey sausage! It’s really pretty simple to make. Add a few spices to ground turkey, cook it up & BAM you have part of a delicious breakfast that makes it look and sound like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. These turkey breakfast sausages are perfect all year long, but equally great for entertaining and special breakfasts around the holidays. We have even eaten these as part of a ‘breakfast for dinner’ meal plan.
One of my favorite ways to serve these are in a breakfast sandwich with a fried egg, cheese and spinach on a 100 calorie multigrain round = yum! It’s a hearty, filling breakfast, lunch or dinner bite.
These sausage patties are equally delicious cooked up in a ground turkey fashion and sprinkled on a breakfast pizza or served as a side.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoons ground sage
- 3/4 teaspoons ground thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Place the ground turkey in a glass bowl.
In a separate small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, fennel seeds, sea salt, onion powder, black pepper, sage, thyme, dried marjoram, red pepper flakes and garlic powder.
Add the mixture to the ground turkey and work the spice mixture into the meat until its as evenly distributed as possible.
Cover the mixture and place in the refrigerator overnight so that the spices season the meat.
Once the meat has set, make them into eight patties and cook them in a nonstick cooking pan that's been coated with nonstick cooking spray. You will have to flip them during the cooking process, very much like you would cook a burger.
Cook until the meat is fully cooked; solid in color, the juices run clear and/or the meat measures 165 degrees.
How Many? One pound of seasoned ground turkey yields eight sausage patties.
Time Saver? Make this recipe in triplicate on the weekends and freeze it. You can freeze this recipe cooked or uncooked depending on your preference. Here are a few tips and tricks;
- Cooked: These are much easier to freeze cooked in patty form. Simply pop them into a snap and seal style freezer bag or other airtight container.
- Uncooked Patties: If you freeze them uncooked but in patty form. Form the patties, place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and place them in the freezer for an hour or two, wrap each patty in parchment paper. Place the wrapped patties in a snap and seal style freezer bag or other airtight container.
- Freeze a Pound: You can also freeze an entire pound of the seasoned ground turkey in a snap and seal or other airtight container, let it thaw and then form your patties and cook.
Want More? Love breakfast sandwiches and looking for other flavorful combinations? Check out my egg sandwich with homemade pico de gallo and cheese with a little Sriracha sauce.