I love good breakfast sausage, but many of the options you find in the store are loaded with fillers and other unwanted ingredients. So after some experimenting, I was able to come up with a delicious homemade alternative that is low in fat, freezes easily and will satisfy all the hungry bellies in your house!
The great thing about this recipe is you can change the grade of turkey (Lean/Extra Lean) depending on your preferences and goals. I prefer the 93/7 because it comes out juicier and more closely resembles it's pork sausage relative 🦃+🐖=❓
Now that we're all confused about sausage, let's get to the recipe!
You will need:
3/4 lb ground turkey (93/7, 97/3 or 99/1 depending on your preference)
1/2 tsp rubbed dried sage
1/8 tsp ground marjoram
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 tsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you would like your sausage to be)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mashing together with a spoon until all ingredients are well incorporated. Spoon about 2 tbsp of mixture onto a preheated lightly oiled skillet and press down to flatten. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until nicely browned. Serve with a side of eggs, fresh fruit, or a delicious Veggie Egg Muffin like we did!
This makes about 5 servings, with 2 pieces of sausage each.
*Helpful tip: This recipe freezes very well, just spoon into one side of parchment paper, then fold the other side over, pressing down with even pressure onto the top to flatten them (see the photo below). Then place in a freezer bag and pop them in! They cook quickly from frozen, and make for a convenient breakfast addition any day of the week. Feel free to multiply this recipe to make more to freeze for later 🤗
See the nutritional info from MFP for this recipe below 👇
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.