Need some breakfast inspiration? Meet homemade blueberry turkey breakfast sausage. Just a few simple ingredients and bursting with flavor.
This recipe is dedicated to all the mamas (and papas) who get up to make healthy, real food breakfast for their little ones before school every day. It ain’t easy getting them fed, getting lunches made, and getting everyone out the door with both shoes on AND teeth brushed. If that’s you, I’m sending you a big virtual hug. I’m right there with you.
And I’m here to make your morning breakfast routine a little bit easier.
We’re in a bit of a breakfast rut around here. We eat A LOT of eggs – scrambled, poached, fried. And I wanted to mix it up a bit. In my mind, there are no rules for breakfast. It’s OK to eat soup for breakfast. It’s OK to eat leftover dinner for breakfast. And it’s certainly OK to add blueberries to breakfast sausage.
How do you feel about sweet and savory meats? I did a poll in my Instagram stories, and it was 50/50. Half of you said NO WAY. And half of you said HECK YEAH! I’m in the HECK YEAH group.
So for all you lovely people who said YES, I’m sharing my recipe for my new favorite breakfast sausage, made with just a few simple ingredients: ground turkey, salt, savory spices, juicy blueberries, and just a titch of optional maple syrup. Ready in about 15 minutes and freeze well for quick and easy breakfast for when life gets busy. Simply reheat when hungry.
And you don’t have to be a busy parent to enjoy these super healthy breakfast sausages. You don’t have to wait until breakfast to enjoy them either. They are delicious any time of day (with a green salad) or as a post workout snack. They also make an easy and fun lunch addition for kiddos.
I’ve been serving these with steamed greens and fried plantains for breakfast. I’m always trying to get in more vegetables in the morning. They also pair well with any type of eggs and sweet potatoes. My favorite way to eat them, honestly, is right out of the pan once their done cooking. Mmmmmmmm!
- 1 pound ground turkey (I prefer ground thigh meat)
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp fresh sage, minced (or 1/2 tsp dried sage)
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (omit for WHOLE30)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp butter, ghee, or coconut oil for cooking
- In a large bowl, combine turkey, salt, sage, thyme, pepper, and maple syrup until well incorporated. Gently fold in blueberries.
- Roll into 8 even sized balls and gently flatten to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Heat tablespoon of fat of choice in a large skillet on medium heat. Add in turkey patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until nice a brown on bottom. Flip and press down slightly to flatten a bit more. Cook for another 4 minutes, until cooked all the way through.
- Enjoy! Leftovers can be stored in fridge for 2-3 days and frozen for several months. Simply reheat in toaster oven or oven in covered baking dish.
I prefer ground turkey thigh meat for breakfast sausages. Do not use extra lean as sausages will be too dry. You can also use ground pork if you like.
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