As part of my healthy lifestyle/weight loss journey, I have started to eat breakfast everyday. I don’t mean I have like a bowl of cereal. I eat eggs, sausage, toast, everything. I eat a LARGE breakfast. It’s my favorite meal. I love breakfast foods so much.
I attempted to make my own turkey sausage once without looking at any sort of recipe. It just turned out like slightly spiced ground turkey. Fail.
So, I found this recipe and tried it! It was a little too spicy for my liking, as well as a little soft. It fell apart on me while I was cooking it.
But! It was a good starting point. I knew it had potential. Here is what I came up with.
Homemade Maple Turkey Sausage
1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
¼ Cup No Sugar Added Applesauce
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
¼ tsp Chipotle Pepper Seasoning
½ tsp Rubbed Sage
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Onion Powder
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Mix ground turkey with applesauce, maple syrup, and spices.
Form into patties. I used ¼ cup of mixture per patties and ended up with 9 patties.
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties, and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until the middle is not longer pink.
These are great for freezing! Just put them on a plate or baking sheet in a single layer and put in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, put them in a freezer bag.
Just pull one out when you’re ready and either microwave or put it in a skillet for a few minutes.
Best part? Each patty only has 80 calories! They definitely taste like so much more than that!!