Turkey and Apple Breakfast Sausage
Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate
September 9, 2012
Here is a healthy alternative to one of America's favorite breakfast foods — sausage! These are great to make ahead and freeze, making mornings a breeze.
Makes 8 servings, 2 patties per serving
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 apples, peeled and grated
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons rubbed dried sage
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- Preheat oven to 450° F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add apples and sauté until the apples are very tender, 3 to 5 minutes longer. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely.
- Add turkey, breadcrumbs, egg whites, sage, salt, pepper, red pepper, crushed red pepper, and thyme; 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.
7 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono)
45 mg cholesterol
11 g carbohydrates
12 g protein
1 g fiber
555 mg sodium
206 mg potassium
Funded in part by USDA SNAP.
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Last update: Monday, February 18, 2013