Turkey Breakfast Sausage


  • ¾ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram, (or dried oregano)
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, (optional – if you’re sensitive to spice you can use 1/8 teaspoon or completely omit)
  • 1 lb uncooked 99% lean ground turkey breast


  1. Stir together all of the spices in a small dish until thoroughly mixed. Place the ground turkey in a mixing bowl and add the spice mixture. Using clean hands or a fork, mix the spices into the ground turkey until well combined. If possible, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight so flavors can meld.
  2. If making patties: Split the turkey mixture into eight balls, 2 ounces each. Press the balls into patties, about ½ inch thick. Mist a large griddle pan or skillet with cooking spray and bring over medium heat. When hot, place the patties on the pan in a single layer, not touching each other. Cook for 4-5 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for anther 4-5 minutes until cooked through.If making crumbles: Mist a large skillet or sauté pan with cooking spray and bring over medium heat. Add the turkey mixture and cook, breaking it up into small chunks for 4-5 minutes until cooked through.
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