Turkey Breakfast Sausage is a morning staple in my kitchen. This recipe is full of fresh herbs, it’s got a lovely touch of sweetness from pure maple syrup, and it’s oh so easy to make. So easy, in fact, that you’ll never buy the frozen stuff from the grocery store ever again!

A stack of turkey sausages is drizzled with maple syrup.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

You just found your new favorite breakfast sausage! And I know what you may be thinking… Why bother making my own sausage when I can just pick it up at the store and throw it in a pan? 

Who has time for this kind of work in the morning? Right? WRONG! Trust me, no matter how busy your mornings may be, they’re about to get ten times more delicious with homemade breakfast sausage.

When it comes to breakfast meats of any variety, I crave a little sweetness in the mix. That’s why this recipe calls for the perfect amount of pure maple syrup!

There’s just enough to add a subtle touch of sweetness without taking away from the mouthwatering savory elements of it. You’ll love how well that dash of maple syrup helps this breakfast sausage pair with pancakes and waffles!

There’s only one tedious step when it comes to making Turkey Sausage Patties, and that’s the waiting. It needs to be placed in the freezer so it can firm up a little, that way it’s easy to slice into rounds and cooked into the perfect shape.

However, it’s also super easy to make ahead of time! Just scroll down and see all my little tips on how to make your mornings easier.

The ingredients for turkey sausage are placed on a white surface.

How to Make Turkey Breakfast Sausage

You’ll love how easy it is to make this easy breakfast staple! Mix it, freeze it, slice it, and cook it. It’s really that easy!

  1. Mix it all together. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients until they’re thoroughly incorporated. I’ve found that using my hands is the best method for this!
  2. Roll and freeze it. Form the uncooked meat mixture into a log that’s about 4 inches in diameter and roll tightly in plastic wrap, then in a layer of foil. Freeze it for 1 hour to let it firm up so slicing is nice and easy for you.
  3. Cut and cook the sausage. Remove the sausage from the freezer and unwrap it. Slice it into patties that are about half an inch thick. Cook the patties in a pan over medium heat until they’re browned on both sides and cooked through.
Uncooked sausage is rolled in plastic wrap.

Can I make Turkey Breakfast Sausage ahead of time?

YES! You sure can. I, for one, don’t love waiting an hour for my breakfast when it’s setting up in the freezer. I wake up hungry and ready to eat, so you can avoid waiting in the morning by making it ahead of time! The sausage can be frozen, uncut, wrapped in foil for up to 2 months. You can also also cut it, cook it, and freeze it in a freezer safe container for up to 30 days.

How should I serve Turkey Breakfast Sausage?

This breakfast meat is so tasty with a side of Pancakes, Oatmeal, or as the protein in a sandwich with eggs and cheese. You can also enjoy it all by itself with a simple side of fresh fruit. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this easy to make breakfast sausage is sure to brighten up your morning with some mouthwatering savory and sweet flavor and plenty of protein!

A white plate is piled high with breakfast sausages.

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Get the Recipe: Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Start your day with this homemade Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage! 
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  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  • 1 skillet


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, sage, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg, cayenne, syrup, salt and pepper until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. (Using your hands is the best method)
  • Form the meat mixture into a log approximately 4 inches in diameter and roll tightly in plastic wrap.
  • Wrap the sausage log in foil and place in the freezer for 1 hour to allow it to firm up. This makes slicing easier.
  • Remove the sausage from the freezer and unwrap. Using a serrated knife, cut the sausage into 1/2 inch patties.
  • In a large frying pan, cook the patties over medium heat until brown and turn over. Continue to cook until cooked through.
  • Transfer to a platter and serve immediately or freeze in an airtight container.


Turkey Sausage can be formed into a roll and frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before slicing.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 48kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 88IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.4mg