If you’re looking for a healthy and allergy friendly way to add protein to your breakfast, make some homemade turkey breakfast sausage! This is easy to make, allergy friendly, healthy, and affordable
Hey friends! It’s been a little quiet the last 2 weeks here at The Fit Cookie: I took an unintentional 1-2 week break from blogging for a little bit. Plenty of changes in the last month for me, so I needed to slow down for a little bit and regroup.
The last few weeks have had a lot of changes: I stopped teaching group fitness a few weeks ago, but I’m still personal training and that’s getting busier, yay! Still working through knee issues in physical therapy, if my knee doesn’t improve I may need surgery, boo 🙁 And I’m struggling to adjust to some new medication and the inevitable uptick of spring allergies (hello sinus headaches, ugh).
So a little break from blogging and writing was in order. But I’m back at it again, and with a savory recipe to boot! I ran a quick poll a couple weeks ago on my social media accounts asking what recipes my followers would like to see this month, and healthy savory/main dish recipes got the highest vote.
I’ll still be sharing some sweet recipes this month, but I’m adding two savory recipes over the next couple weeks, including this recipe for Healthy Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage!
This recipe can be made with any lean ground mea that you like: you can try lean ground pork, ground venison or beef, or ground chicken. I want to try this recipe with lean ground pork since ground turkey isn’t my favorite, so if I make some of this with pork, I’ll add an update!
Since these are leaner, make sure not to over-cook these since they can dry out easily. Cooking them 4-5 minutes on each side over medium heat should be good. I cooked mine 5 minutes on each side, and think they could have been cooked a little less, so 4 minutes on each side over medium heat would probably be sufficient.
I wanted a little change of pace, so I used oregano instead of thyme. But if you want, you can add some fresh thyme to this recipe and fresh garlic rather than garlic powder if you prefer. You can also completely omit the coconut sugar in this recipe if you want this to be completely sugar free. There are lots of options with this recipe!
Healthy Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage
- 1 ½ pounds 93% lean ground turkey (93/7 ground turkey)
- 2 ½ teaspoons rubbed sage
- 1 ½ teaspoons coconut sugar optional (omit for sugar free or keto)
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried marjoram
- 1 ½ teaspoons Creole/Cajun spice
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (or 1/2 teaspoon if you want more spice)
- Preheat a skillet or griddle over medium heat.
- While your skillet or griddle is heating up, combine the coconut sugar, spices, and herbs in a small bowl and stir together.
- Add the spice mixture to the ground turkey and mix together until well combined.
- Divide turkey mixture into 12 pieces, roll into balls, then flatten into patties. These will shrink a bit when they cook, so don’t make them too thick.
- Cook each turkey patty about 4 minutes on each side in the preheated pan or griddle until cooked through. Make sure you don’t over cook these or they will be dry since they don’t have as much fat in them as regular pork sausage.
- Cook in batches if necessary to make sure you don’t over crowd your pan or griddle.
- Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and serve hot.
- The Creole seasoning has salt in it, so you shouldn’t need to add salt to this recipe.
- Make sure not to over-cook these since they can get dry if overcooked
- These freeze well! You can make a big batch and freeze half for later of you want to have quick breakfast options.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist