Spicy Turkey Breakfast Sandwich

Turkey Sausage Patties

Using ground turkey and a stellar line up of spices, you’ll hardly miss the pork sausage for your next breakfast sandwich. The patties stay nice and moist, have a solid texture after cooking, and the flavor is perfect for topping with soft creamy scrambled or fried eggs. Served on a toasted English Muffin, and sided with some asparagus, you’ve got a healthier breakfast meal to start the New Year.

Breakfast sandwich made with turkey meat

My favorite part of this recipe is that it made a dozen or so patties. And with just the two of us, I have little freezer bags with two patties each (uncooked).  They’ll be easy to pull out and fry up for future weekend breakfasts. Give these a try.  Us pork sausage breakfast sandwich lovers thought they were great.

How do you make your scrambled eggs? I’ve seen some instructions from noteworthy institutions that tell us to whisk the eggs vigorously to incorporate air so they’ll be big and fluffy. I don’t do that. I follow my Mom’s method. When I was old enough to care to inquire how she cooked them, she confided that the secret was “low and slow” and don’t overcook. The longer it takes to scramble an egg, the better it will be. Many mornings I found scrambled eggs on my plate, so moist and perfectly wonderful. She’d cut up some bacon and brown it in a pan. Once cooked, she’d drain most of the grease into a glass jar which she kept in the refrigerator to use to fry or brown other meats. She’d break a few eggs in a bowl, add a little milk or cream and then gently stir and slide them into the fry pan, low heat. A slow stir now and then made for perfection. If bacon wasn’t included she’d slow cook them in a little dollop of butter and lightly salted until soft set.

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Spicy Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
  • 1¼ pounds ground turkey, thigh meat
  • ½ C. onion, minced
  • ¼ C. fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ C. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t. salt
  • ½ t. dried thyme leaves
  • ½ t. ground ginger
  • ½ t. dried red pepper flakes, crushed
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 T. panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 T. olive oil
  1. Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight.
  2. Shape the turkey mixture into 12 patties, about 2½ inches in diameter.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet, and brown the patties, over medium heat, on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the skillet and cook turning occasionally until they are crisp and cooked through. About 6 minutes.
  4. To build the sandwich. Toast English muffins. Spread on mayonnaise. Top with a turkey patty and scrambled eggs.

Spicy Turkey Breakfast Sandwiches…They’re what’s for Breakfast.

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  1. says

    This is the most serendipitous, uncanny timing of a post Lea Ann! I have changed over from regular pork sausage patties to turkey sausage patties in the morning. Since I wasn’t really crazy about the store-bought turkey sausage, I turned to veggie sausage (and like them actually). But now you’ve saved the day and shared this recipe with us and I will need to take a stab at making these. I love protein in the morning and a sausage sammie is a real treat to boot! I just want them healthier like this one! Thank you!!! Happy 2014 too!
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  2. says

    now this is right on my list… I do so want to make this, and will… I have only briefly tried to make homemade sausage and love to tinker with different spices. I do love the sound of this one and I know it will be gone in no time flat..gobble gobble
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  3. says

    Great recipe! I like poultry sausages too and usually make a chicken one. The turkey one looks excellent too, I will have to make some for the kids. I think I’m the only one in my house who isn’t fond of scrambled eggs, unless they are doused in cream and butter or cooked with cream cheese…then best!
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  4. says

    I’m so grateful to you for providing this delicious looking recipe for turkey sausage. I love a good turkey sausage; and so far, all I’ve found that I like is Jimmy Dean (not that I’ve tried all brands). As soon as I go through the over 2 lb. box of Jimmy Dean links (I prefer patties) that I got from Costco, I’m gonna try this recipe!

    A long time ago, I read that scrambled eggs should be made with a little water and not milk, so I’ve been making them that way for some time. Either way, I agree it’s best not to cook them too fast.

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