Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage

by Pamela

Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage – it’s what’s for breakfast. This easy recipe will have you making your own breakfast sausage instead of buying it.

I’m a big fan of breakfast sausage. My favorite is the sweet and spicy sausage. I really like how the sweet plays with the spicy and keeps things from getting too hot. But finding this kind of sausage is kind of difficult. I’ve got a couple of places that carry it all the time, but it’s a pork sausage and that can be kind of heavy.

This maple turkey breakfast sausage is lightly sweetened with just a hint of heat. Because it’s turkey it’s nice and light.

I find myself eating this turkey breakfast sausage for meals outside of breakfast too. I like to eat it plain with just some sliced fruit or vegetables. It’s nice and filling and pairs really well with fruit, especially apples.

Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage

One of the things I like about this recipe is you can really play with the seasonings. I don’t like sage, so I leave it out, but if you like it…add some to the mix. Want it less hot? Drop the amount of crushed red pepper, or just leave it out. Work with the spices and get the sausage just the way you like it.

You’ll get 8 patties out of 1 pound of turkey, so you’ve got enough for 8 sausage biscuits (if you make biscuits…please invite me over) or maybe make your own McMuffin with the patties. They’re also quite tasty with eggs or all by themselves.

Oh, and these patties freeze perfectly. Just cook them up and slide them into a zip top bag after they’ve cooled completely. Then take out a patty when it’s time to eat.

Whip up a batch of this easy maple turkey breakfast sausage and enjoy your breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. These patties make a great brinner. 😉

Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage
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Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage - it's what's for breakfast. This easy recipe will have you making your own breakfast sausage instead of buying it.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Make sure you mix all the seasonings thoroughly into the turkey.
  2. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to measure out the turkey and form it into a ¼" thick pattie.
  3. Cook over medium high heat (approximately 2 minutes) until browned on one side. Flip and cook on the other side.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Serve


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John/Kitchen Riffs September 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

It’s fun making your own sausage. Never made turkey sausage — gotta give it a try. And Mrs KR isn’t a sage fan either, so this is perfect for us!

Pamela September 16, 2017 at 8:51 am

Hi John, yeah…it’s fun to play with the different flavors when making sausage. I had a lot of fun with this one. The maple syrup really gives it a nice flavor.

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