A simple homemade turkey sausage recipe with instructions on how to make links and how to make moist turkey sausage every time!
Breakfast is one of those meals Kim and I eat every day. Sometimes, we make sausage cheese and egg muffins.
Other times, we prefer fun, handheld treats like our cinnamon roll sausage pigs in a blanket.
Either way, breakfast is a mainstay in our household. For today, we’re sharing our ground turkey sausage recipe.
It’s a simple dish that’s done in less than 30-minutes. I’ve even included tips on how to make links and how to make the turkey sausage moist and juicy.
First, start by finely dicing or mincing the bell peppers and onions. Place them into a large mixing bowl.
Next, add the ground turkey, sage, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Start combining the ingredients with a wooden spoon.
If the mixture seems too loose and won’t form into a large ball, then add the breadcrumbs. Otherwise, leave them out.
Afterward, begin forming the patties. Grab about 2-3 ounces of the ground turkey mixture and shape it into a ball.
Use the palms of your hand to press the ball flat (about 1/2-inch thick). Put the patties on a plate and set them aside.
Then, place a large skillet over low heat. Add the oil and let the pan heat up a little. Now, place 4 patties into the pan.
Let them cook for about 9-minutes, then flip them over. Allow the patties to continue cooking for another 6-8 minutes or until fully cooked.
Last, repeat the cooking process until all the patties are done. That’s it, your turkey sausage recipe is done!
Kim and I hope you enjoy this breakfast offering and wish you all the best 🙂
How to make turkey sausage moist?
Due to turkey being a naturally low-fat food, these sausages are best enjoyed with gravy or a sauce.
To make moist turkey sausage, use 3/4-lb. of ground turkey and 1/4-lb. of ground pork or beef.
The extra fat will make the patties tender, juicy, and moist.
How to make turkey sausage links?
All you need to do is take 2 tablespoons of the ground turkey mixture and roll it into a ball.
Then place the ball between the palms of your hands and gently press and roll it into a link.
Repeat the process until all the meat has been turned into turkey sausage links.
Can you freeze turkey sausage?
Absolutely! In fact, you can make the patties (or links) in advance. Freeze them cooked or uncooked, in a zip-top freezer bag.
After that, remove them from the freezer and cook them whenever you want sausage for breakfast. The meat will hold for up to 60 days.
- 1 Lb. Ground Turkey
- 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper, (finely chopped)
- 1/4 Cup White Onion, (finely chopped)
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Sage
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
- 1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs, (optional)
- 1 Teaspoon Cooking Oil
- In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey sausage, pepper, onion, sage, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Form the mixture into 8 individual, round patties and place them on waxed paper.
- Heat a nonstick skillet or cast iron skillet over low heat. When the skillet is hot, add the oil. Work in batches and carefully place a few of the patties into the hot skillet. Allow them to cook for 8 to 10 minutes then flip them over to cook on the other side for an additional 5 to 6 minutes.
- Remove from the skillet and serve hot with eggs and sliced apple.
The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one 2-ounce patty of turkey sausage. Actual calories will vary. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container, in your fridge, for up to 3-days.
For tips on how to make turkey sausage links or how to make moist turkey sausage, please see those sections of the post.
Serving Size:2 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 345mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g