When you’re looking for a good protein alternative for breakfast, this homemade turkey sausage is a great recipe. It’s very simple and more cost effective than buying pre-packaged sausages in the healthy freezer section. You can also double the recipe and freeze the patties or balls for a quick breakfast option later. There are options for pan frying or baking, as well. One serving equals 3 oz. of protein and 1/2 serving of fat for one meal.



1 lb. lean ground turkey

2 Tbsp coconut or avocado oil, divided

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. ground sage

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

3/4 tsp. Himalayan sea salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Red pepper flakes to taste, or 1/8 tsp. cayenne, optional



Add the turkey, 1 Tbsp. oil and spices into a large bowl and mix well to combine.  Form the mixture into 8 patties.

Heat a skillet on medium heat and coat with 1 Tbsp. of oil. Cook patties for 5-7 minutes on each side until nicely browned and no longer pink inside.

Pan Fry Option

Mix all ingredients together and pan fry, breaking into sausage crumbles. Serving size=3 oz.

Baking Option

Preheat oven to 400⁰F. Roll turkey mixture into 16 balls and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned and no longer pink inside. Serving size is 3 balls.