Recipe By mechanicmike
Published Mar 5th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 8 servings Calories 176

You can use this recipe for chicken and pork as well.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground sage
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix turkey, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, sage, thyme, marjoram, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Shape turkey mixture into patties.
  2. 2 Fry patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 6 to 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 176
  • Carbohydrate 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol 83.8 mg
  • Fat 8.6 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 22.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 545 mg
  • Sugar 1.7 g


  1. This was absolutely wonderful. We only added less than a 1/2 tsp of salt and didn't put in the brown sugar. Also we included a teaspoon of McCormick Maple Smokehouse seasoning as well as their Cajun seasoning. Instead of pan frying we lightly spray greased a an oven sheet and baked them, flipping occasionally. Overall - Read more ...
  2. I thought this was a very good base recipe. I used regular 85/15 ground turkey, added garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, ground savory, Mrs Dash lemon pepper, and ground ginger. I also upped the rest of the herbs. I do think it's a bit sweet so next time I'll cut back to 1 tsp - Read more ...
  3. I was looking for a good recipe to make my own sausage and this one is a GREAT starter recipe. I used all of the ingredients with the exception of the brown sugar. (Watching our sugar intake) However with that said, I replaced that with apple pie spice, dried fennel seed, and a touch of - Read more ...
  4. Flavor was great! However my turkey was super dry. Not sure what I did wrong. I will use this recipe again but will use ground pork instead.
  5. Made this twice and tweaked it just a bit. I added 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp onion powder. This has great flavor. Keeper!
  6. I love this recipe! I've tried several versions of homemade turkey sausage over the years and this one is by FAR my favorite. I made it exactly as written.
  7. Family loved it. Only used 1 tsp of salt as husband needs to watch sodium. Also added 1/4 tsp of ground ginger. Definitely will make again, and will mix it up the night before so the flavors can blend a bit more before cooking.
  8. Best turkey sausage recipe I have ever tried, only thing I did diffrent was add a couple of minced cloves of garlic. Only because in my opinion galic goes with everything!
  9. Absolutely spot on in the seasonings for this sausage. I didn't have marjaram so left that out but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I made the Jimmy Dean Breakfast casserole with it and it was divine. Everyone who ate it thought the sausage was delicious.
  10. This is exactly how I make my breakfast sausage from ground turkey only I do go a little lighter on the salt/pepper. My whole family loves this. NOTE: This can be used in just about any recipe that calls for sausage, just don't form the meat into patties. I like to use it in spaghetti - Read more ...