Virago Health & Fitness

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

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Breakfast sausage is a comfort food for me. A staple growing up on the farm. We made pork sausage from hogs that we raised, it was a labor of love and absolutely worth it. This recipe is a tasty, lower-calorie substitute that can be made in bulk and used for meal prep or saved for later in the freezer. Cook as patties or even as crumbles. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.


  • 1 pound of 93/7 ground turkey

  • 1 Tsp of Ground Sage

  • 3/4 Tsp of Ground Ginger

  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt

  • 1/4 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper


  • ¬†Preheat oven to 400 Degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.

  • Mix all the spices together and then combine them with the turkey being careful not to over mix. Over mixing will make the sausage a little tough. I use a stand mixer for this, but by hand works too.

  • Portion the patties out using a quarter cup measuring cup. I pack the measuring cup full and knock the excess off the top. Make the patty and lay it out on the pan.

  • Bake in the oven for about 12-14 minutes. You may need to adjust depending on your oven, You can cook these on the stove top but you will need to spray the pan with cooking spray. Using spray will change the calorie count. I prefer the oven method so I can knock them all out at once.

  • Once cooked let them cool and store in the fridge for about 5 days or freeze for later. They don't last that long here. You can just pop them in the microwave to reheat.