New Recipe: My favorite turkey breakfast sausage
This turkey sausage recipe is one of my favorite newer discoveries. It's pretty spicy but it's the best kind of spicy -- the kind where you just can't stop eating it! I love the sweet maple syrup flavor, the fennel, cloves, nutmeg, thyme, pepper... really all of it is just the perfect combination for a homemade sausage patty.
If you have a big family, making patties and frying them can be time-consuming. It's much faster to just fry the sausage in a skillet. I usually end up making a triple or qudaruple batch of this sausage, making a few patties, and frying the rest into crumbles. I buy my ground turkey at Costco, of course. Making it into sausage is cheaper than purchasing pre-made sausage, and I absolutely love the strong, fresh flavor of this recipe!
This sausage can easily be mixed up and refrigerated for a few hours or a couple of days until you're ready to cook it. You can also pre-form patties, freeze them, and cook them straight from the freezer when you need them. (See the recipe for more complete instructions.)
I find this sausage recipe to be great for a variety of meals. Here are some of the things I've tried:
Omelets -- Perfect with chopped onions and peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, and this turkey sausage!
Sausage gravy and biscuits -- Turn this sausage into a gravy, make homemade biscuits and serve the hot sausage gravy and biscuits for a breakfast your family will love! Directions for making sausage gravy are included in the recipe.
Pizza -- Use the cooked sausage crumbles as the meat topping on homemade pizza. (Here is my easy homemade pizza recipe.)
Spaghetti and meat sauce -- Cook spaghetti, make your favorite spaghetti sauce, and add cooked sausage crumbles. This sausage gives spaghetti a wonderfully different flavor!
What else should I try with my spicy sausage? :)