The Flat Belly Diet Cookbook offers a fantastic substitute for pork sausage. Turkey sausage. This recipe is a great way to keep your sodium content in check. It's a great alternative that made me feel like this was something healthier to feed my family and start their days off on the right foot. While the turkey sausage is a little bit dry it was packed with lots of flavor. The sage really stood out and hints of maple shined through.
I think these sausages would be perfect for breakfast sandwiches, a side dish, or any other recipe that calls for sausage. These sausages are great for making ahead and reheating in the microwave during the week for a quick breakfast.
Makes 8 Servings (Serving size = 2 patties)
Stars of the Show:
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp ground sage
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 1/4 lb extra lean ground turkey
- 2 tsp olive oil, divided
Combine the maple syrup, pepper, sage, salt, and onion powder in a large bowl and mix with a fork until smooth.
Add the turkey and mix gently until the seasonings are evenly distributed. Roll into small balls about 1" each. I used a tablespoon cookie scooper and ended up with 16 balls.
Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat (This heat was too high. I ended up burning my first few. Medium heat was just right.) Place half of the balls in the skillet. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, flattening with a spatula when flipped, (I formed the patties in my hand before adding them to the skillet.) until cooked through. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and repeat with the remaining patties.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Protein: 18 g
Carbohydrates: 4 g
Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 190 mg
Fiber: 0 g