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Homemade Breakfast Patties Recipe
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Homemade Breakfast Patties Recipe

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"While looking for lower-fat, high-protein breakfast options, I took an old sausage recipe and made it new again," field editor Jo Ann Honey relates from Longmont, Colorado.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 patty equals 85 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Crumble turkey into a large bowl. Add the salt, sage, pepper, ginger and cayenne. Shape into sixteen 2-1/2-in. patties.
  2. In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Yield: 16 patties.
Originally published as Breakfast Patties in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p38

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"I halved the recipe and got 11 servings. I used extra lean ground turkey breast. Really delicious at only 44 calories per patty."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"These were really good. Have some zip. It takes a little work to get the spices thoroughly blended."

Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"I love these, i would make them again.I wanted to cut back on fat & sugar. Its hard not to eat what you wont for breakfast."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"Yummy! If you are looking for a low fat breakfast sausage, this is the one! My three loved them and I enjoyed not eating greasy sausage. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2009

"I made these patties the other morning and they are so delicious. It has just the right amount of spices. Thanks for sharing this. Sandra Penley, Sweet Home, TX"

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