Quick and Easy Turkey Sausage
I can’t remember the first time I made this super easy sausage, but I know it has been a staple in my house for many years. It is super easy and only takes a few minutes to prepare, but the best part is you can control the ingredients. This sausage does not have any additives or preservatives. I like to make it in big batches and keep logs of it wrapped in plastic wrap in my freezer for a quick and hearty addition to breakfast.
1 pound ground turkey (You can use ground pork or chicken.)
1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning (Penzey’s is my favorite brand.)
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (If you are using fine salt or table salt use 3/4 teaspoon.)
2 Tablespoons maple syrup, optional
Mix the ground turkey, poultry seasoning, sea salt and maple syrup together in a large bowl. Form into patties and cook in a skillet turning once. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This takes about 8-10 minutes.
I find the sausage tastes better if I make it the night before. The seasonings have a chance to penetrate the ground turkey. I usually make this several pounds at a time. I portion the sausage into meal-size servings for my family and wrap it into logs with plastic wrap. I freeze the logs and take them out of the freezer the night before serving. The next morning I take a sharp knife and slice the sausage logs into circles and cook them in the skillet.