A quick and easy recipe for classic tasty breakfast sausage patties. Great with pancakes and eggs. This recipe has a mild to moderate zing. Increase cayenne and black pepper if you like more of a punch. Thyme may be substituted for sage, or use both.

Ms. A
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, ginger, salt, sage, cayenne pepper, and black pepper until well blended.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Form the turkey sausage into patties, and fry until browned on both sides, and no longer pink in the center. This should take about 15 minutes.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

168.8 calories; 22.5 g protein; 0.5 g carbohydrates; 83.8 mg cholesterol; 500.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2009
WHOA!!! Was this homemade sausage that I just ate? It was AMAZING!!! You're not getting this flavor or quality at any drive-thru, I can guarantee you that. On instinct, I went ahead and doubled my seasonings, and I'm glad I did. It came out perfect. Plus, I added about 1T of maple syrup...YUM-O! Also, I find the mixing combines with the meat a little more evenly if you mix up all the seasonings, THEN add the meat, then add the maple syrup (opt) and mix it through once more. This recipe is awesome! I'm so glad I tried it! I made turkey sausage, egg, and chz biscuits. Delish! Thanks so much! This one's a keeper! UPDATE: Once seasoned, the meat will keep in the refrigerator, uncooked, for about 3 days or so, no problem (probably because of the salt). So if I season up more meat than I need, I just put the rest in the fridge and eat off of it for the next few days. This way, I get more of that "fresh-cooked" taste. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2008
I really liked the flavor of these (I also added syrup like another reviewer suggested) but they were incredibly dry, I will try these again with a differect brand of turkey because these had to be literally choked down. Read More
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386 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 297
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2009
WHOA!!! Was this homemade sausage that I just ate? It was AMAZING!!! You're not getting this flavor or quality at any drive-thru, I can guarantee you that. On instinct, I went ahead and doubled my seasonings, and I'm glad I did. It came out perfect. Plus, I added about 1T of maple syrup...YUM-O! Also, I find the mixing combines with the meat a little more evenly if you mix up all the seasonings, THEN add the meat, then add the maple syrup (opt) and mix it through once more. This recipe is awesome! I'm so glad I tried it! I made turkey sausage, egg, and chz biscuits. Delish! Thanks so much! This one's a keeper! UPDATE: Once seasoned, the meat will keep in the refrigerator, uncooked, for about 3 days or so, no problem (probably because of the salt). So if I season up more meat than I need, I just put the rest in the fridge and eat off of it for the next few days. This way, I get more of that "fresh-cooked" taste. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
This makes a delicious and tender breakfast sausage which I plan to make again, and stuff into links! The seasoning is great, although I used a bit less salt. I used 1.25 pounds of turkey, and mades 10 two-oz patties, and one patty is a serving (half the nutrition data shown). I mention this because people looking for turkey sausage are often on a diet. You need to leave room for your pancake calories too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2008
Gave 4 stars because it was bland until I *doubled* the seasoning. Then it tasted like REAL sausage patties. Simple, yet rewarding recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2008
I just made this recipe and it's terrific. I didn't cook up all the mixture, I'm sure it'll taste even better tomorrow morning for breakfast. I used Foster Farms ground turkey and they come in packages of 1.25 lbs. The seasonings seemed just right for this quantity of meat, although I'll probably cut back the salt a little next time. I used Kosher salt. For an experiment, I separated some of the meat mixture and added half a grated apple. It's really good! It also adds much-needed moisture to the sausage if you're using 99% fat-free turkey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2006
I thought these were easy and very flavorful. I did add a little bit of garlic minced dried onion and Worchestershire sauce as well as some extra sage and I cut down on some of the salt. I will be making these again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
I have children who refuse to eat any kind of mammal so ground turkey is a good alternative but I find the flavor bland. I tried this recipe and was extremely surprised with how good it was! I would use the recipe as-is for foods like tacos or for breakfast wraps for the kids. I would double the spices to add to spaghetti sauce or my version of green chile' stew. I like the bite of using black peppercorns ground to a medium courseness. Another thing I did was after mixing the turkey with the spices I shaped it into mini patties and froze them on a tray. When frozen I took them off the tray and bagged them... now it is easy to grab just as much as I need to cook for a soup or sandwich. Next I plan on trying this recipe as a base for meatloaf or meatballs. Update: Was recently given some store bought pork sausage cooked some tasted it and it wasn't near as good as this recipe. I decided to use the spices used in this recipe half the amount mixed with the sausage and the sausage was improved a hundred percent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
This is a very good recipe. It was quick and easy. Definitly a keeper. My husband really liked it. I had to give him the recipe to give to a friend. I added a touch more cayenne pepper and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2005
This was so good. I did not have ground turkey but I did use ground chicken instead. Very flavorful and quick to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2010
The best sausage I have EVER tasted bar none.:) For a 3 lb. chub of ground turkey I tripled the spices (subbing fresh snipped sage for the dried) but also added a healthy shake of poultry seasoning. Before adding the spices to the meat I first mixed them with a couple Tablespoons of coconut oil because my ground turkey was very lean. I used a cookie scoop to portion the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment then I shaped them into patties. My sheet fit 9 patties so I layered parchment over those and did it again. I ended up with 3 layers of perfectly portioned and stacked patties totaling 27. Once they freeze I will cut the paper between patties and store in freezer bags. PERFECT. EASY. AWESOME! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2008
I really liked the flavor of these (I also added syrup like another reviewer suggested) but they were incredibly dry, I will try these again with a differect brand of turkey because these had to be literally choked down. Read More
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