Maple Apple Turkey Sausage


I love breakfast sausage, but most store-bought brands are high in calories and fat and not very diet-friendly. Try this slightly sweet version made with real maple syrup. The apples help keep the sausage moist. I like to cook up a batch on Sundays and store in the fridge for quick breakfasts all week. Take care not to overcook the patties.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
16 mins
10 patties


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1 small apple - peeled, cored, and finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, or more to taste

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried sage

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 dash ground cloves

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Combine turkey, apple, maple syrup, salt, sage, garlic powder, black pepper, marjoram, cinnamon, and cloves in a bowl; mix well. Form into 10 small patties.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry patties until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 3 to 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
5g Fat
3g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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