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Homemade Breakfast Patties

"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 patties


  • 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


  • Crumble turkey into a large bowl. Add the salt, sage, pepper, ginger and cayenne. Shape into sixteen 2-1/2-in. patties.
  • In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 85 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • sdipiazza
    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.

  • proesner
    Mar 2, 2014

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

  • cason
    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.

  • MelShep27
    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!

  • penley_s
    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