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    Italian Turkey Sausage Patties

    These Italian turkey sausage patties are quick and easy to make on your stovetop.  

    They are made with ground turkey, an egg, and a variety of spices to give this recipe a boost to your taste buds.

    Slightly spicy with a little Italian flare, these will be your favorite meal prep snacks for throughout the week.


    Italian Turkey Sausage Patties- This turkey sausage breakfast sausage recipe is healthy and quick and easy to make! Made with ground turkey and spices, it gives a spicy flavor to go great with your breakfast



    I don’t miss pork sausage.

    Yes, you saw that correctly.

    I mean, back when I ate it all the time, I loved it. You remember Cookie Monster? That was me with pork sausage patties. Me love sausage patties!!

    So if I loved them so much, why did I stop eating them?

    Simple.  Because I could tell my arteries were clogging!  High blood pressure?  Check! Obesity? Check!  High Cholesterol?  Check! Heart Attack symptoms?  Uh-oh…. Wake up call!  I needed to change my eating, so I began to do research to find better ways.


    Poultry Lovers Unite!

    Harvard says a healthy diet is eating poultry frequently and make other meats for rare occasions. Since Harvard does their own studies free of outside influence, I believe them. You know what? Many dieticians I have found recommend the same thing. So I gave up my pork sausage patties and exchanged them for turkey sausage patties.


    Extra lean ground turkey has less fat, less calories, less bad cholesterol, and more protein than other ground meat products. The change I have seen on myself is amazing! I don’t need studies to share my results from eating mostly poultry. I feel fuller and I feel better. My weight has gone down. I don’t think I am ever going back to eating other meats regularly. What I am experiencing is just too good to give up.

    What’s funny is now that I have eaten turkey sausage for so long, pork sausage patties don’t even taste as good to me anymore!  Surprising, huh?



    Not Worth The Risk!

    There are multiple studies that indicate pork may be bad for you (Sorry bacon and sausage lovers!). Pork products can carry Hepatitis E (eww!) . There are also studies that show high correlations of increased risk for Multiple Sclerosis, liver problems, and heart disease.

    It’s important to understand that all studies that have just a correlation (which is most studies), and not a clear cause and effect, don’t always mean that one causes the other, as other factors could always be involved when doing those studies. High correlations means there is a relationship, but there are still other variables that could possibly be influencing the outcome that can’t be controlled.

    But I surely don’t want to risk it. High correlation is good enough for me to say bye-bye! I don’t like risk when it comes to putting stuff in my body. 


    Quick and Easy!

    When I make this, it typically takes me about 10-12 minutes to prepare and cook . When I do it, I will cook up the entire pound of turkey into about 8-10 patties and refrigerate to have a quick grab breakfast for the next 4-5 days.

    It has other uses too. Sometimes I will grab one as a low carb snack throughout the week. Sometimes I will even crumble it up and use it as a substitute for Italian sausage in recipes.

    I just toss everything in the bowl, mash and mix it with my hands (feels gross but it’s necessary). Then I preheat my double burner griddle (no greasing needed on it!) and lay some parchment paper down on the counter. I spread the meat mixture on the parchment paper and press it with my hands until evenly flat (until it is about ½ inch thick). I then take one of my larger rimmed wine glasses and use it as a cookie cutter to form the patties. Then I gather up the left-over meat, press it down again and repeat until there is no more meat left. Perfectly shaped patties!



    Completed In Half The Time

    Once I have the patties formed, I throw them on my T- Fal double burner griddle, and it cooks them ALL at the same time. Seriously. This thing saves me so much time. Once they are done (usually about 6-8 minutes or so) clean up is super easy because nothing sticks to this thing, so rinse off and put it in the dishwasher. WA-LA! I have breakfast/snacks for the week all in about 10-12 minutes.

    I can’t recommend the T-Fal Double Burner Griddle enough. Especially for large families.  I have had mine for 5 years and since I can cook everything in bulk, it makes my cooking faster. Clean up is easier. The best part is they have padded handles that stick out, so klutzes like me don’t get burned when bumping into it. I never use it with high heat, which is probably why mine is still in great condition!


    Side Note: I found out many retailers sell a lower quality version of this griddle.  I’m not sure why there are two different kinds.  Mine is rounded, with padded handles, whereas the lower quality ones are more squarish.  If you want this particular one, I attached a link above, or Target is usually really good about carrying the higher quality one.


    Call Me Crazy

    I will usually make these when I want a quick grab and go snack or breakfast throughout the week.  You know how I usually eat them?  Cold.

    That’s right, I said it.  I LOVE these after they have been cooked and refrigerated.  It just tastes better to me.

    Then again, I love cold pizza and cold roasted vegetables.

    So if you want an even quicker breakfast on the go, just grab a few of these bad boys out of the fridge and eat!

    If you try it this way, let me know what you think!  I’m curious if I am the only one who likes to do this.


    Other Ground Turkey Recipes You May Like


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    Italian Turkey Sausage Patties

    Italian Turkey Sausage Patties

    • Total Time: 12 minutes
    • Yield: 5 1x


    Sausage Patties made out of Ground Turkey for less calories and less fat, making it a great way to start your day, or even grab for a low carb snack!


    • 1 lb 99% Extra Lean Ground Turkey
    • 1 Egg



    1. Mix all seasonings together in a separate small bowl
      (We do this because it helps the seasonings distribute equally when forming the patties)
    2. If using anything other than nonstick, grease the skillet/griddle. Preheat on medium heat.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, egg, and seasonings
    4. Mix thoroughly with your hands
    5. Once mixed, form into 10 patties (See article for how I prefer to do it)
    6. Place on preheated skillet/griddle
    7. Turn over every 2 minutes until done.  Usually takes about 6-8 minutes, but stove top times may vary.


    The egg is optional in this recipe. Sometimes I make it without.  Please note that without the egg, 99% lean turkey WILL be drier than you may be used to.  The egg is what gives these patties their moisture.  You can also use a less leaner version of turkey if you want even more moisture.

    These patties are slightly spicy. Try without the Chipotle and Cayenne, and use half the crush red pepper if you find them too spicy.

    • Prep Time: 4 minutes
    • Cook Time: 8 minutes
    • Category: Breakfast
    • Method: Stove
    • Cuisine: American


    • Serving Size: about 2 patties
    • Calories: 118
    • Sugar: 0.1g
    • Sodium: 75mg
    • Fat: 2g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.3g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0.9g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 1.6g
    • Fiber: 0.9g
    • Protein: 24g
    • Cholesterol: 92mg

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