Homemade turkey breakfast sausage made with fresh herbs and real maple syrup is perfect for breakfast sandwich meal prep as well as Sunday family breakfast. These patties are incredibly delicious.
They are a great balance between sweet and savory with a rich maple flavor you can only achieve with pure maple syrup and only 1 WW SP a patty. If you want to make this zero WW SP and less calories, feel free to swap with sugar free maple syrup.
I love to prep a big batch of folded eggs along with bacon or sausage at the beginning of the week. I mark them, and my wife and I (both high school English teachers) grab one each morning.
These sandwiches are also freezer-friendly. Having a full week's worth of breakfast prepped in advance makes us feel like real adults, which is a plus.
How do you make turkey breakfast sausage from scratch?
Combine the ground turkey, spices, and sweetener of choice. I use sage, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and a little bit of fennel seed to get that breakfast sausage flavor. If you don't have pure maple syrup, you can substitute with brown sugar, sugar free maple syrup, or leave it out entirely.
Allow the sausage mixture to refrigerate for 12-24 hours for the best result, but you can make it right away. Simply form into patties and pan fry or crumble and cook in a skillet for breakfast burritos or egg bakes.
Kid-friendly and homemade turkey breakfast sausage
I love center-cut bacon for my breakfast sandwiches, but I have always and will always choose sausage over bacon on any given day--at least when I'm throwing caution to the wind and eating whatever I want.
I never found a turkey breakfast patty I really liked. Sure, there are plenty of frozen ones out there, but I try to keep the preservatives and strange ingredients to a minimum--especially for my kids. This is also why I opt for the pure maple syrup instead of the sugar free.
As you probably know if you follow my Instagram, I have one daughter who is a bacon thief. Our oldest loves bacon, but BOTH of my daughters will eat their weight in breakfast sausage if I let them. With this turkey sausage recipe, I'd feel less bad if they did that.
- 1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp fennel seed
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 pinch pepper
- Mix to combine all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Let mixture marinate (covered in the refrigerator) for at least 1 hour, but ideally overnight.
- Divide into 8 patties and pan fry on medium heat in a cast iron (ideally) for 2 minutes each side.
- Make sure any recipe containing poultry reaches at least 165° before eating!
If you are using dry herbs, cut the quantity in half. If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, feel free to use 1/4 tsp of cinnamon instead.
Serving Size:1 patty (1/8 of the recipe)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 13g
Paleo Homemade Breakfast Turkey Sausage
If you are looking for a clean eating breakfast turkey sausage or a paleo breakfast turkey sausage, this it it! Now, because of the sweetener it is not Whole 30 compliant, but it is pretty delicious without the sweetener too.