Amazing Turkey Sausage


This sausage recipe is tripled from the original one that we started with so that we could make up a bunch and freeze them. So you can divide everything by 3 if you want a smaller batch.

  • 3 pounds Ground Turkey – free range organic is best (local farmers are great for finding quality meats :D)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sage
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, we use Celtic Salt
Empty the turkey burger into a mixing bowl or kitchen aid mixer

Add all seasonings and stir well to combine
Use a small cookie scoop (melon baller size) to scoop balls onto a preheated griddle.

Once the bottoms are browned, you can flip them over carefully with a fork and smash them flat with a spatula.

If you try to smash them with the raw side facing up, it will stick to your spatula and you will have a frustrating

Cook until at least 180 degrees in the center, bag and freeze
2 patties makes 1 protein…so you can serve with an egg or just eat 2 more! šŸ˜€
Don’t forget to throw in some fruit and maybe a piece of toast!

I got the basis for this recipe from Heavenly Homemakers…made some adjustments to it to fit with my dietary desires, and voila!

UPDATE: I made this recipe again yesterday…for freezer patties. I am discovering that I am a bit more OCD about the portioning than I thought. Using my trusty scale I weighed out 1.5oz and just plopped it right on the grill, no fancy balls or shapes. I just squished it a bit to flatten it so they looked very “homemade.” šŸ˜‰

I LOVED this technique so much better! And honestly, it didn’t take any longer. If anything, it seemed to be LESS time consuming! And now I have 1 patty per serving, and they are much larger and more pleasing to the eye on the plate. It just seemed to work so much better! Feel free to do it whatever way you choose…I can’t imagine that everyone is as OCD as I am…but just thought I would throw up another option! šŸ™‚

How do you like to prepare things like this when freezer cooking? Do you even find that freezer cooking is helpful for your family?


  1. I think nutmeg and cumin are no-nos on the AIP diet.

    • mrsmadel says:

      Yes, this was a recipe that I posted long before the Paleo Mom put out all of her drastic regulations for the AIP. I thought I had went back to all of those and edited them. Sorry, I must have missed this one. Thanks for letting me know! šŸ™‚

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