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.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Chill: 8 Hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 139
  • Calories from fat: 45%
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.5g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 87mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 604mg
  • Calcium: 43.5mg


  • 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


  1. Peel and core apple; coarsely shred apple with a hand grater. Place in a wire-mesh strainer; drain well, pressing gently with paper towels.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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