These turkey sausage breakfast patties are more tender, like meatballs, thanks to the soaked breadcrumbs. And unlike store-bought, you control the ingredients to ensure they are dairy-free, and allergy-friendly as needed. In the morning, we prefer homemade sausage like this. It tastes cleaner, and far less processed, than pre-made brands.
Make Healthy Mornings Easy with Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties
This recipe is a variation on the Lean Sage Breakfast Sausage Recipe in Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. This version incorporates bread crumbs, and has a different blend of herbs and spices.
If you plant to make these turkey breakfast sausage patties often, you can make a bulk batch of the seasoning. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup dried parsley, and 1 teaspoon each dried sage, crushed fennel seeds, marjoram or oregano, salt, and pepper. Use a scant 2 1/2 tablespoons of the seasoning per batch.
You can also freeze these turkey breakfast sausage patties – raw or cooked. Tony prefers to freeze them raw, so he can cook them fresh. But if you need a quicker breakfast, you can pre-cook them and flash freeze.
Special Diet Notes: Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and food allergy-friendly.
- ¼ cup dairy-free bread crumbs (gluten-free, if needed)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced parsley
- ¼ teaspoon crushed dried sage, crumbled
- ¼ teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, oregano, or marjoram
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 12 ounces (3/4 pound) 90% lean ground turkey
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- In a medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs and milk beverage and let soak for 1 minute.
- Add the garlic, parsley, sage, fennel, thyme, oregano or marjoram, salt, and black pepper to the breadcrumb mixture, and stir to combine. Add the ground turkey and gently stir, working it with your hands if needed, until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Form the mixture into 6 patties, each about 3½ inches in diameter.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and the juices run clear.