Homemade Turkey Sausage

Homemade Turkey Sausage
Turkey Breakfast Sausage, Homemade. Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
Ratings (35)
  • Total: 7 mins
  • Prep: 0 mins
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: 16 Sausage Patties (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
56 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This homemade turkey sausage is made with half ground turkey breast and half ground turkey thighs, making the sausage patties flavorful, juicy, and relatively low in fat and calories when compared to pork sausages.

The sausage is also a little lower in fat and calories than some purchased turkey sausages. If you like a spicy sausage, add extra cayenne pepper to the mixture.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (half turkey breasts and half turkey thighs)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage (dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use 1/4 teaspoon if you like a spicy sausage)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well to blend thoroughly.

  2. Wetting your hands frequently to prevent the sausage from sticking, shape the mixture into 1 1/2- to 2-ounces sausages, or as desired.

  3. Heat a griddle or large skillet and cook the sausages, turning to brown both sides, for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.*

  4. Serve immediately or transfer the sausage patties to food storage bags and freeze.

  5. Reheat sausage patties in the microwave or skillet as needed.

  6. Makes about sixteen 1 1/2-ounce sausage patties.

  7. Nutritional information for a 1 1/2-ounce turkey sausage patty: 60 calories and about 2 1/2 to 3 grams of fat.

*The minimum safe temperature for ground poultry is 165 F (73.9 C).