Breakfast Turkey Sausage

Sorry for my absence for a few days, Adam turned 30 over the weekend and we took a long weekend to celebrate! More on that next week. To go along with our breakfast for dinner, I made turkey sausage using this recipe for chicken sausage I found on Elly Says Opa. This tasted great. Such a great mix of flavors and it’s a healthier alternative to pork sausage whether you choose to use chicken or turkey. I used the ground turkey breast, but I would reccomend using just the 85 % lean turkey or chicken because my sausage patties were a little dry because of using the turkey breast. Definitely making these again, but using the 85% lean, I also think I’ll make mine a bit thinner next time too.

Breakfast Turkey Sausage
Source: Elly Says Opa

1 lb. ground turkey (or chicken)
1/2 tsp. dried sage
1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
1/2 to 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
heaping 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
about 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 garlic clove, finely mincced or pressed
1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2-3 tsp. olive oil


Lightly mix all ingredients except for the olive oil together until the herbs/spices are well incorporated – make sure you don’t over mix!

Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts, and then make 4 patties from each part.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add 1 tsp. of oil. Put 1/3 or 1/2 of the patties into the skillet (put more or less depending on the size of your skillet).

Cook about 2 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through. Repeat with the next 1-2 batches, adding an additional teaspoon of olive oil per batch.Nutritional Info for using Chicken Meat (using the turkey should yield similar info) from Elly Says Opa:

Using all white meat (per 1 oz. patty, using 3 tsp. oil): Calories: 40.9 / Fat: 1.2g / Saturated Fat: 0.2g / Carbs: 0.6g / Fiber: 0.1g / Protein: 6.6gUsing dark meat (per 1 oz. patty, using 3 tsp. oil): Calories: 52 / Fat: 3.6g / Saturated Fat: 1.0g / Carbs: 0.6g / Fiber: 0.1g / Protein: 5.2g

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  1. Hope Adam had a great birthday weekend!

    It's so funny because I posted this recipe on Tuesday using ground chicken – it's fantastic! I would like to try it with ground turkey as well. Your patties look like they are from a restaurant – perfectly brown 🙂

  2. Sara Tea says:

    These look delicious! I'm typically not a sausage person, but I will definitely try these!

  3. i'm not big on sausage either but i've been wanting to try elly's recipe. i'm glad to hear you liked it. i want to try it with turkey too!

  4. These look and sound wonderful. I found your blog by chance but will be back often. I really like what you are doing here. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  5. it's fantastic! I would like to try it with ground turkey as well. Your patties look like they are from a restaurant – perfectly brown
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  6. Found your blog several months ago and finally got around to making the sausage today. It was great!

  7. Just made these for brunch and my family loved them! I used 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon maple syrup instead and they were great!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  8. Sounds like a recipe I’ll soon try. I’m also in east TN, Evensille

  9. This is exactly what I was looking for! I wanted to try making breakfast saUsage this week with turkey and knew it would need plenty of seasoning. I’ll check Back and let you know how it turns out in my kitchen.
    Keep moving mama!