Breakfast Turkey Sausage Patties

Freshly grated apple adds a tangy flavor to this spicy turkey sausage. We used a Fuji apple, but any other sweet, crisp apple or pear would make a delicious substitute.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours
Cook: 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 139
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 4.5 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 604 mg
Calcium 43.5 mg


1 large Fuji apple
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh sage
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg, beaten
2 teaspoons olive oil


Peel and core apple; coarsely shred apple with a hand grater. Place in a wire-mesh strainer; drain well, pressing gently with paper towels.

Combine apple, garlic, and next 7 ingredients in a bowl; stir until blended. Shape mixture into 16 patties (about 2 tablespoons each). Place patties on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties, in batches, about 6 minutes on each side or until browned and done.

Note: Make patties ahead by wrapping in wax paper and heavy-duty aluminum foil and freezing up to 2 weeks. Thaw frozen patties overnight in the refrigerator, and cook as directed.

July 2005
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