Nothing beats a good breakfast sausage, but with all the unhealthy ingredients (like nitrites and white sugar) I rarely buy already prepared sausage. That doesn't mean my family has to do without a good tasty meat for breakfast! I can make these turkey patties taste just like sausage! Perfect for meal prep with some eggs or on the side with some waffles, pancakes or a muffin.
I meal prep lunches and often a breakfast for my husband, my grown son who still lives at home and my high school age daughter to take with her to school. My husband sometimes even eats dinner before leaving work, so he likes to take plenty of options with him! So usually everything I meal prep gets eaten within 3-4 days!
Costco has a great deal on ground turkey most of the time, so I just pick up several packages and keep some in my freezer for when I need to do a breakfast prep. Adding your own spices means you can be certain there is no MSG (monosodium glutamate – an excitotoxin that keeps you eating long past satiety), sugar, and nitrites.
These sausage patties can also be used with toast, bagels, or made into wraps! If you eat them with a stack of pancakes, drizzle a little bit of pure maple syrup on them! So yum!!
In the video, I have made sausage and scrambled eggs with a bit of spinach and sheep's milk parmesan cheese. I like to season my eggs with salt, pepper, turmeric and dill. (I started with eight eggs but ended up making four more, so for seven containers, I recommend at least a dozen eggs.)
Junk Free Turkey Breakfast Sausage
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 pounds ground turkey (or pork if you'd rather)
Junk-Free Breakfast Sausage
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3 pounds ground turkey or pork if you'd rather
- Mix Spices
- Add to ground meat
- Shape into patties, whatever size you like
- Cook over medium heat in pan (if using turkey, you might add a little oil to prevent sticking--I used a teaspoon of avocado oil)