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Horizontal image of three fried round turkey sausage patties on a white plate, with a sprig of flat leaf parsley two orange wedges, and a fried egg.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties with Sage and Fennel

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 12 patties 1x


Pass on the packaged stuff, and prepare your own breakfast side in a snap with this savory turkey sausage laced with sage and fennel.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, rough chopped
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil (such as vegetable, sunflower, or grapeseed oil), divided


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the turkey, sage, thyme, fennel seed, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and ground cloves. Gently fold the mixture together and divide into 12 evenly-sized patties.
  2. In a large cast iron pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and turn to the coat the pan.
  3. Add the patties in batches and brown on both sides, cooking about 3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the middle. Add more oil as needed.
  4. Serve immediately, or cool and freeze for later use.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Sausage
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: breakfast sausage, turkey sausage, sage, fennel, brunch, ground turkey