Best Turkey Sausage Recipe

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"I've had to cut the salt in my diet but love my family's recipe for homemade sausage," says Kim Cook of Dade City, Florida. "When I heat up these turkey sausage patties at work everyone smells their wonderful aroma and begs for a taste."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 teaspoons butter-flavored sprinkles
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried thyme, basil and rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried marjoram, oregano, cayenne pepper and ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon each garlic powder, pepper, ground ginger and nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 90 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat.


  1. Crumble turkey into a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Shape into eight patties. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties over medium heat until no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 patties.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Molly McButter. Look for it in the spice aisle.
Originally published as Best Turkey Sausage in Light & Tasty February/March 2003, p11

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