Homemade turkey sausage flavored with sage, marjoram, and a bit of red pepper with no preservatives. Freeze individually to store and cook throughout the week.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix sage, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and marjoram together in a small bowl. Place turkey in a large bowl and mix the spice mixture into the turkey using your hands; form into patties.

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  • Cook patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Italian seasoning can be substituted for the marjoram if desired.

Nutrition Facts

134.9 calories; 18 g protein; 0.3 g carbohydrates; 67 mg cholesterol; 516.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (91)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2015
To make the patty the consistency of sausage instead of hamburger the turkey and spices should be blended in a food processor with a little ice. Comes out just like commercial sausage patties. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2019
I haven't made this yet. I am curious what a serving size is to have it equal the nutritional value. What size/weight do you need to make the patties? Any help is appreciated. I selected a 3 star rating because it sounds delicious. I will update the review after I can make it. Read More
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2015
To make the patty the consistency of sausage instead of hamburger the turkey and spices should be blended in a food processor with a little ice. Comes out just like commercial sausage patties. Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2015
To make the patty the consistency of sausage instead of hamburger the turkey and spices should be blended in a food processor with a little ice. Comes out just like commercial sausage patties. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2014
I've been searching for the perfect turkey breakfast sausage and this is it! Finally! Not only is it much healthier than store-bought greasy pork sausage, it's delicious too! The seasonings are spot-on. I did use 93/7 lean turkey and the packages I bought (Jennie-O) were 1.25lbs each, so it made a little more than the recipe stated. I think if I used 1lb packages of turkey, I might lower the salt a tiny bit since the 2tsp stated was perfect for the 2.5lbs turkey I used. Also, DO NOT overcook these or they will be dry. Personally, I think 5mins per side is too much. Thank you cathy35 for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2015
I made this recipe while on a clean eating challenge and I will probably never buy sausage again. I'm not the biggest sausage fan because of the gristle or fat that can be in it. With ground turkey I know I'm not going to get that gross stuff. This is definitely going to be a staple in my house. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
I followed the recipe pretty exactly, just added a touch more of the spices. SO easy to make! I wrapped my sausage patties individually, then put them into a ziplock freezer baggie and froze them. Just had one this morning with 1 scrambled egg, baby spinach and a piece of Provolone cheese on whole wheat toast for a healthy breakfast sammich! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2016
I made it as directed and made another batch with 1 TB olive oil & 1 large egg (slightly beaten) to it. The batch with the egg & olive oil was more tender and juicier although it was also stickier and a bit more difficult to make the patties. We fried the patties allowed them to cool then froze them. They were very easy to just pop into the microwave. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2016
Have changed this up to be a hot Italian style for lunch sandwiches too. Added fennel garlic oregano and increased the red chili flakes. Flavor is very much of a good hot Italian sausage without the fat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2015
I cut the recipe in half. I had all the spices on hand except for dried sage, so I used ground sage. 1 teaspoon dried sage equals 1/4 teaspoon ground sage. I did increase the red pepper flakes just a tad. Very tasty! I will make this from now on. One Very easy way to get the patties is to use an ice cream scoop then flatten out to a patty shape. I froze patties on a sheet then put them uncooked in a bag. I cooked up frozen patties and they were just as good as the ones I made before I froze them. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2016
I have made this several times now and it is easily my favorite homemade sausage recipe. Sausage is very flavorful but it's too salty for my taste so I cut the salt in half. Very flavorful and the best part is I don't have to worry about preservatives and any other ingredients I cannot pronounce. I normally eat it with sourdough english muffin fried egg and Kraft Deli cheese. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2014
Lol its in the pan as I type and now that it's done Oh my goodness absolutely delicious! I haven't ate pork in over 7 years and most definitely better than what's in the store. Flavors are spot on! Thank you for sharing Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2019
I haven't made this yet. I am curious what a serving size is to have it equal the nutritional value. What size/weight do you need to make the patties? Any help is appreciated. I selected a 3 star rating because it sounds delicious. I will update the review after I can make it. Read More