Ground Turkey Sausage Recipe

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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.

Cooked ground turkey sausage on a blue plate with apples and eggs.
Turkey sausage and apples are a great sweet and savory flavor combination.

Recipe Instructions:

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.

Raw ground turkey, peppers, onions, and spices in a mixing bowl.
Adding diced veggies like peppers and onions add color and flavor to the sausage.

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.

The raw poultry and other ingredients and mixed together in the bowl.
If the mixture is too loose and won’t form into a ball, then add some breadcrumbs.

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!

The meat mixture, formed into patties. And placed into a skillet to cook.
Cook the patties on one side, then flip them over to finish cooking.

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.

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.

A blue plate with the cooked sausage, sliced apples, and scrambled eggs.
See the sections above to learn how to make sausage links and how to make moist turkey sausage.

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.

Two cooked turkey sausage patties served with sliced apples and scrambled eggs.

Ground Turkey Sausage Recipe

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Author: John
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup white onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil


  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey sausage, pepper, onion, breadcrumbs, sage, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Form the mixture into 8 individual, round patties and place them on waxed paper.
    1 pound ground turkey
    ½ cup bell pepper
    ¼ cup white onion
    1 teaspoon ground sage
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    ½ teaspoon white pepper
    ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
    ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 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.
    1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Remove from the skillet and serve hot with eggs and sliced apple.

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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: 1sausage patty | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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