Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage is easy to make with ground turkey and pantry spices and seasonings. The best part is that you know exactly what’s in it, and you can easily adjust the flavors to suit your tastes. It’s great for breakfast with eggs or use the patties to make breakfast sandwiches or burritos.
I love breakfast sausage, but I don’t love all the weird ingredients that are in the store-bought ones, so I came up with a homemade version that is healthier with fewer ingredients.
After experimenting, I landed on this turkey breakfast sausage recipe. It’s leaner with ground turkey, and the breakfast sausage seasoning is a mix of simple spices that I always have stocked in our pantry. I bet if you check, you have them on hand, too.
- Ground turkey
- Black pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Italian seasoning
- Kosher salt
- Red pepper flakes
- Olive oil
You can also use ground pork, chicken, or even beef for this recipe. However, I like the turkey because it’s leaner.
The flavor is savory, but if you like sweeter breakfast sausage, feel free to a tablespoon or so of brown sugar to the recipe.
The red pepper flakes add a hint of heat. You can omit it if you like or, if you like things spicy, add another ¼ teaspoon to the mixture.
How to Make Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Combine all of the spices and seasonings in a bowl. Add the ground turkey and mix until well combined.
Divide the mixture into ten equal parts. Roll each into a ball and then flatten it with your hand to form a patty.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the sausage patties for three to five minutes, and then flip them over and cook them for three to five minutes more.
How do you know when turkey sausage is done cooking? The easiest way to tell if it’s done is to check the internal temperature. It should be 165°F.
Can you make them ahead? Yes, you can make the sausage mixture and form the patties. Keep them in the refrigerator tightly wrapped until you are ready to cook them. They will keep this way for up to one day.
How long does cooked breakfast sausage keep? Store the cooked turkey breakfast sausage in an airtight container, and it will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days. Or you can freeze the patties for up to three months.
[H2] Different Ways to Serve Ground Turkey Breakfast Sausage
- Serve the patties with your favorite breakfast dishes like scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, or breakfast casseroles.
- You can also slice or chop the cooked breakfast patties and add them to frittatas, omelets, and egg bakes.
- Use them to make breakfast sandwiches with bagels or English muffins, eggs, and sliced cheese.
- Or, cut them into pieces and add them to breakfast burritos or enchiladas.
Skip the prepared breakfast sausage and make your own homemade turkey breakfast sausage patties. It’s easy, delicious, and I love that they’re made with simple ingredients. Enjoy!
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Turkey Breakfast Sausage Recipe
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- In a small bowl mix salt, pepper, paprika, red pepper and Italian seasoning. Add ground turkey to a large bowl. Add spice mixture to the ground turkey and mix together well. Then divide the mixture into about 10 even portions. Roll them into a ball in your hand and then flatten them between the palms of your hands.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat (to keep this healthier we have very little oil. Feel free to use a full tablespoon if you want). Add the patties for 3-5 minutes on each side, flipping once. The internal temperature should be 165°F. Serve!!
- You can use ground chicken or ground port or even ground beef depending on what you like.
- We kept this heartier, but you can sweeten this with some a couple tablespoons of brown sugar if you want that flavor.
- If you like it spicy just add another ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes but it will be pretty spicy.
This Turkey Breakfast Sausage is a homemade version that is healthier than store-bought and made with just a few ingredients!
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