Apple Turkey Sausage


Enjoy this no-fuss sausage any time of day: as a good breakfast protein (make sure to get those neurotransmitters working for you first thing in the morning – you’ll be thankful when it comes bedtime!), a mid-day snack or an accompaniment to your dinner meal.


  • 1 pound ground turkey, or ground pork or chicken
  • 1/4 onion, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and coursely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. In a small food processor, puree onion and garlic. Add apple pieces and pulse until apple is broken up into tiny pieces but not pureed.
  2. Saute apple mixture in the coconut oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until it softens and begins to brown a bit. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, cooked apple mixture, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly with a spoon or with your hands.
  4. Shape the mixture into patties. You can make about 8 small ones or make about 5-6 slightly bigger ones.
  5. Cook them in a skillet with a little coconut oil for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.
  6. You can freeze any sausages that you want to save for later. If freezing them in layers, use parchment paper.
  7. You can also freeze the patties uncooked the same way in parchment paper.

TIP: The original recipe has maple syrup in it. If you want the sausage sweeter, you can add a bit of honey or maple syrup if you can eat it (not autoimmune-friendly). You can use pear in place of the apple.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Per Serving: 222 Calories; 13g Fat (52.8% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 90mg Cholesterol; 577mg Sodium.

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