We are big on breakfast for dinner around here or brinner as we like to call it. Sometimes it’s just comfort food at it’s finest and other times it’s the fact that most breakfast foods are usually pretty quick and easy to throw together. Either way, it’s always a big hit.
I was craving some breakfast potatoes and sausage but that’s not the healthiest of options so I switched some things up to make a lower calorie but equally delicious brinner. These Healthier Breakfast Sausage Patties combine pork and turkey to make a lighter version of breakfast sausage. The pork adds the needed fat and flavor while the turkey keeps it light.
Sweet potatoes replace the white potatoes and are topped with a fried egg for a yummy hash. Oh, so good.
The recipe makes 28 small sausage patties which is way too much for the three of us so I froze half the batch (before cooking them). You have to love a 2 for 1 recipe! Make sure to read the note at the bottom of the recipe for freezing instructions.
- 2 tsp. rubbed sage
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. white pepper
- ¼ tsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. chili powder
- 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 lb. ground pork
- In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients.
- Crumble turkey and pork over mixture and mix well.
- Using a scoop, portion out into 28 sausage patties and flatten slightly. In a large skillet or on a griddle, cook patties over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until meat in no longer pink, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
- *To freeze: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the formed sausage patties (before they are cooked) on the parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 1 hour to flash freeze then place in a labeled freezer bag. Store for up to 2 months.