Turkey & Apple Sausage Patties

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 40m
  • Rating ****

8 servings, 2 patties each

These homemade sausage patties are lower in fat thanks to ground turkey, and more nutritious with the addition of apples. They freeze beautifully and you can reheat them without defrosting them, making them perfect for impromptu brunches.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3 and freeze well-wrapped for up to 3 months. Place frozen patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper and bake at 450 degrees F until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle, about 20 minutes.


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled and grated
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (see Tip)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed dried sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the apples and sauté until the apples are very tender, 3 to 5 minutes longer. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely.

Add the turkey, breadcrumbs, egg whites, sage, salt, pepper, nutmeg and allspice; mix well. Divide the sausage mixture into 16 portions and form into 3/4-inch-thick patties.

Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the outside is golden brown and the interior is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7656

nutrition information per serving

150 calories; 7g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 45mg cholesterol; 555mg sodium; 11g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 12g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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