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Sage Turkey Sausage Patties

 Sage Turkey Sausage Patties
“This is a very easy recipe that’s full of flavor but cuts salt and saturated fat.” Our taste panel loved the aroma of this tasty alternative to pork sausage. —Sharman Schubert, Seattle, Washington
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble turkey
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into twelve 3-in. patties.
  • In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties in oil in
  • batches over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until meat
  • is no longer pink. Drain on paper towels if necessary.
  • To freeze, wrap each patty in plastic wrap; transfer to a resealable
  • plastic freezer bag. May be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To use frozen patties: Unwrap patties and place on a baking sheet
  • coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes on each
  • side or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 patty equals 104 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fat.