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Homemade turkey sausage is a great way to start the day. It’s packed with protein and the recipe is quick and simple. If you’ve never made your own sausage this is a great place to start!
These savory turkey sausages are especially great for 21 Day Fix, Weight Watchers, and other healthy lifestyle programs because they are made with ground turkey (although you can also substitute chicken). Turkey and chicken are excellent choices for lean protein that is also low in fat.
This is a homemade savory breakfast sausage you won’t want to miss out on! Pair these homemade turkey sausage patties with some fresh vegetables or your favorite eggs and you’ll be ready to go!
Where’s the recipe?
Readers with all levels of comfort and experience in the kitchen visit My Crazy Good Life for healthy and delicious recipes. To make sure you love your food, I like to provide a ton of helpful tips and tricks in my recipes.
However, if you’re an experienced cook or you’ve made this before and would like to skip over recipe suggestions and healthy eating plan information, please just scroll to the bottom of the post where you’ll find an easy-to-print version of this turkey sausage recipe!
Ingredients in Savory Homemade Turkey Sausage
- Garlic: fresh minced garlic will add a zing to these savory sausages! Garlic powder can also be used in a pinch.
- Onion: freshly chopped onion is best, but you can use onion powder if you don’t have onions on hand.
- Cumin: cumin will add a little spice to these sausages, giving them a more robust flavor.
- Black pepper: the black pepper complements the cumin. Feel free to adjust the amount of pepper to your tastes.
- Bone broth: low-sodium bone broth is what really gives these sausages their savory flavor.
- Cayenne pepper (optional): Like a bit more heat? Add some extra spice with cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes! You can use seasonings to create a spice mixture that’s right for you.
How to Make Savory Homemade Turkey Sausage
- Put the lean ground turkey, garlic, onions, broth, and spices into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix the ingredients together with your hands.
- Form into 12 small patties. Place a generous amount of the meat mixture into the palm of your hand and form the turkey mixture into a round, flat patty shape.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes on a silpat mat and baking sheet.
Seriously, it really is that easy.
- This is a favorite recipe for meal prep! It’s super easy to put together, and sometimes I just need a warm and cozy breakfast food to start my day.
- If you double this delicious recipe you’ll have a big batch of lean breakfast sausages for an entire week.
- Not sure how big of a patty to make? If your silpat mat has circular markings on it, use those as a guide to help with portion sizes.
- Pork sausage and other turkey sausage recipes will sometimes add real maple syrup or brown sugar for a sweeter sausage. Remember that if you add any sweeteners to this homemade version the nutritional counts will change.
- Made a large batch and want to freeze some? Great! Place your completely cooled, cooked breakfast patties on a baking sheet and cover them with plastic wrap. Once frozen, remove them from the sheet and place them in a freezer-safe container.
- To re-heat frozen homemade breakfast sausage, warm a large skillet on medium heat. Cook the patties for 8-10 minutes or until warmed through. Alternatively, you can also heat them up in an air fryer!
Healthy Eating Plans
Serves 4 (3 patties per serving)
21 Day Fix
Entire recipe: 4 Red | 1/3 Green
Per serving: 1 Red | negligible Green
You can find the Weight Watchers Homemade Sausage post with point calculations here.
More Breakfast Recipes to go with this Homemade Sausage
Don’t worry, there’s plenty more where that came from! Here are a few of my other favorite breakfast recipes. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
- Breakfast Rice
- Pancakes Without Flour
- Egg Fajita
- Homemade Healthy Bagels
- Veggie Breakfast Hash Browns
Homemade Turkey Sausage Recipe
- Baking Sheet
- Mixing Bowls
- Slip Mat
- 1 lb ground turkey or chicken
- 3 tsp garlic minced
- ⅓ cup onion red, diced
- 1 tsp cumin ground
- ½ tsp black pepper ground
- ¼ cup bone broth low sodium
Optional: salt to taste
- Put meat, garlic, onions, broth, and spices into a mixing bowl, mix the ingredients together with your hands.
- Form into 12 small patties.
- Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
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under notes–don’t understand what it means…what is 21 day fix?….and one red(what idoes the red mean? and what greenis negligible? I am new to ww and an trying to learn via computer as I have NO smartphone..it is VERY exasperating.
Thank you for helping me.
That’s just for a different diet. This post will be more helpful to you, as a WW member: https://mycrazygoodlife.com/weight-watchers-breakfast-sausage/ Zero Blue Points, 2 Green Points, 0 Purple points :)
If I a on the blue plan do I get 3 patties for zero points?
Yes! You can see more about the WW version of this recipe here: https://mycrazygoodlife.com/weight-watchers-breakfast-sausage/
What flavor bone broth? Beef, pork, chicken?
Any bone broth will work. I usually use chicken :)
Is the serving size 3 patties for 140 calories?
Yes, if you make 12 patties in your batch!
I am entering this recipe into my app, and I bought Shady Farm 93% lean ground turkey and 4oz is 85mg of sodium by itself, and your whole recipe says 67 total for the 4oz portion? What ground turkey did you use? This recipe comes out 176 calories and total of 103.5mg of sodium.
We used Very Well Fit website to calculate the nutrition facts for this recipe. The ground turkey on their site does not state any brand name, but is listed as 99% fat free. We always recommend calculating your own nutrition facts based on the brands you purchase :)
Been trying to find ways to increase my protein intake (trouble maintaining weight), and came across this recipe. Not usually a fan of ground turkey, but you managed to zhoosh it up into something delicious! I’m glad I made a double batch. Also broiled at the end for a little color.
I found that making balls helped me make 12 evenly sized portions, then I just went and flattened each into a patty, so I knew the nutritional info is reasonably close (no Silpat yet!)
We’re so glad you liked it!