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Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

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Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties are a breeze to make and beat any store-bought brand by a mile! Double or triple the recipe and freeze the rest.
Turkey breakfast sausage patties on a white plate, with blue bowl in background.

Turkey breakfast sausage patties on a white plate, with blue bowl in background.

Homemade turkey breakfast sausage patties beat store-bought sausages by a country mile. They are surprisingly easy to make and are freezer-friendly, making them a great make-ahead option for breakfast or brunch. Make-ahead breakfast recipes for the win!

Store-bought pork or turkey sausages tend to be loaded with unpronounceable additives and preservatives, caramel coloring and sky-high sodium counts. Are there some good ones? Absolutely! Just take care to read the labels. But why not try your hand at this homemade version?

For these homemade turkey sausages, I used ground turkey mixed it with an array of herbs and spices, and snuck in some grated zucchini for added moisture and nutrients (I love the zucchini trick for meatballs, too).

Raw turkey sausage patties on a baking sheet.

Raw turkey sausage patties on a baking sheet.

How to cook breakfast sausage patties:

  • There are a couple of different ways to do this, either pan-fried or baked.
  • Since the ground turkey is already leaner than ground beef and I’m a proponent of the benefits of healthy fats, I prefer to pan-fry the patties in some olive oil. In my opinion, this produces the moistest, most tender patties.
  • If you prefer to bake them in the oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the patties on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray or brushed with olive oil. Bake until the patties are cooked through, turning halfway through cooking, about 25 minutes. Switch over to the broiler and brown the patties for 1 to 2 minutes. Watch carefully so they don’t burn under the broiler.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can I use extra lean ground turkey?

While you may be tempted to swap in extra lean (99%) ground turkey, I strongly encourage you to stick with the lean version (93%). The extra lean produces dry patties. No one wants that!

HOW TO FREEZE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PATTIES:

These patties can either be frozen raw or cooked. They are fantastic to have on hand for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. I like to make a double or triple batch then freeze the patties.

Raw patties:
Once the patties are formed and placed on the wax paper-lined baking sheet (you can also use parchment paper), cover loosely with plastic wrap and pop into the freezer into mostly frozen, about 1 hour.

Peel the patties off of the wax paper and transfer to a large resealable freezer bag. Place in the freezer.

To cook, I recommend defrosting the patties in the fridge overnight, then cooking as directed in the recipe below.

Alternatively, you may cook from frozen by increasing the cook time until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and the sausage are golden brown, about 11 minutes per side.

Cooked patties:
Another option is to cook the patties, cool, then freeze as directed above. To reheat, microwave from frozen for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.

Cooked breakfast sausages on a white plate, with pineapple in blue bowl in the background.

Cooked breakfast sausages on a white plate, with pineapple in blue bowl in the background.

Other make-ahead breakfast recipes:

Make-Ahead Baked Eggs with Zucchini & Gruyere Cheese
Baked Egg Breakfast Casserole with Broccoli & Feta
Vanilla Yogurt and Berry Parfait
Make-Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage are a breeze to make and beat any store-bought brand by a mile! Double or triple the recipe and freeze the rest. 112 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SPHomemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage are a breeze to make and beat any store-bought brand by a mile! Double or triple the recipe and freeze the rest. 112 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties are a breeze to make and beat any store-bought brand by a mile! Double or triple the recipe and freeze the rest.

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Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Gluten Free, Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Servings: 8 Patties

Calories: 112kcal

Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin’ Canuck

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil. Stir until well combined.

  • Divide the mixture into 8 portions. Using your hands, form each portion into patties about ¾-inch thick. Place the patties on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper until ready to cook. If not cooking right away, cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before cooking.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet. Add 4 patties and cook until the patties are browned and cook through, about 8 minutes per side.

  • Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and patties. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 3 (Blue – Freestyle SP) / 3 (Green) / 3 (Purple)

Note 1: If following a Keto or Whole 30 diet, you may leave out the maple syrup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Patty | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.2g | Protein: 11.2g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 223.4mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3.5g


Tried this recipe?If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I’ll be sure to find it.

This post was first published on June 5, 2018 and updated on February 24, 2021.

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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