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Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 patties
  • Cuisine: Whole30, Egg-free, Dairy-free

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground dark-meat turkey (may substitute ground chicken)
  • ½ cup finely minced apples (any variety will work) 
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning or dried sage
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed fennel (optional; crush lightly using a mortar and pestle)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp. coconut oil or avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Combine turkey (or chicken), diced apple, spices, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with a large spoon or your hands.
  2. Using wet hands, form meat mixture into 12 small patties (Thin is good because they will shrink and fatten up in the pan a bit).
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add oil/fat (about ½ Tbsp. per batch of patties, depending on the size of your pan).
  4. Add the patties to the pan, being careful not to overcrowd them or it’s difficult to flip them and they won’t brown as well. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side until browned and no longer pink in the center.
  5. Remove patties to a plate lined with a paper towel and repeat with remaining oil and turkey mixture.
  6. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days – may be frozen for longer storage.

Notes

To Freeze: Place cooked and cooled patties in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in freezer. When frozen, transfer to a zip-top bag or another freezer-safe container for up to 1 month. 

To cook from frozen, add to a small pan with few drops of water. Heat over medium-low heat covered with a lid for 5-8 minutes or until heated through.

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe {2 patties}
  • Calories: 105
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 260 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 14 g