Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins
I think this is the most excellent and healthy way to eat breakfast sausage. Low fat and better for you heart! I usually double or triple my recipe and freeze the patties for future meals or snacks! Very inexpensive to make. Did I mention they are so yummy!
- 1 1⁄4 lbs ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon sage (ground or rubbed)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- In bowl, mix turkey and seasonings.
- Shape into patties (approx 1 ounce).
- Heat up skillet and spray with cooking spray.
- Cook patties until no longer pink inside.
- ***You can do up a batch and freeze uncooked patties.****.
I can help. Sausage needs fat & you just can't get around that BUT there are many choices of fats ! Ground turkey thighs will have more fat to keep the sausage moist but you are giving up some "health" & if you can find ground thighs, the strong flavor may be getting too far away from a sausage taste. If you use breast meat, adding 4 to 5 tablespoons of oil (I like Olive Oil) to this recipe will give you around 10% fat which is still very lean but you can have a healthy fat. To keep the fat in the meat where you need it, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch & you will have juicy sausage with a velvety texture while using a healthy type & percentage of fat.
I make this with ground dark meat turkey then add my spices, put in a ziplock, make a roll, and refrigerate (or throw in the freezer) till I"m ready to use it. It's SOOO easy to make. I do like to kick up the sage a bit (I probably add close to 1 tbsp to 1 lb of turkey), but otherwise it works great. I don't generally add fat to my skillet at all, but that's probably because I use dark meat ground turkey. Once it's been cooked into crumbles, I use it as the base for my Sausage Gravy & Biscuits (don't bother looking for THAT recipe here - I eyeball all the ingredients so it'd be impossible to post!).
Nice to find an easy breakfast recipe for those of us on either a low-fat OR low-carb diet. It does come out a tiny bit dry but you can add oil to fix that. I tweaked the recipe a little using sage, thyme and some garlic powder. So easy to just make and freeze for later.