Spicy and Delicious Apple Maple Sausage

Spicy and Delicious Apple Maple Sausage. The name says it all, right??

Reasons for Making Your Own Sausage

Have you ever tried making your own sausage? Does it sound too intimidating? It’s actually so much easier than you think! Plus homemade really is much better for you. Most store-bought sausages are full of preservatives and other crap, even though they taste really good ????. I made mine with ground turkey (keeping those calories low, and lean proteins high), but you could make it just as easily with ground pork. You can use almost any seasonings and flavorings. I went with a spicy apple maple, and here’s how I did it:

Making the Sausage Patties

Here is your lineup of ingredients. I know it feels like a lot, but really you probably have most of this at home already!

ingredients for making homemade breakfast sausage

You can chop your apples, for bigger chunks, but I really prefer the grated apples. I want the flavor, but not the big chunks.

grated apple on a white plate with grater

Mix all ingredients together. Form into patties. Then heat up your pan. I love using cast iron for this. It is the perfect, hot, even heat you need to get that golden brown color. I like to cook these on a really hot heat. The turkey will dry out much more quickly than pork sausage, so be mindful of how long it is in the pan. Hot and quick it how I like it!

woman flipping Spicy and Delicious Apple Maple Sausage in a cast iron skillet

Here are the patties after being flipped the first time.

Spicy and Delicious Apple Maple Sausage in a cast iron skillet

The Finished Product

Here are the finished patties. We love to serve ours with eggs and skillet potatoes, but seriously, they are so good with so many breakfast items!

I think these Spicy and Delicious Apple Maple Sausage are a great new recipe you should try! They are flavorful, healthy and quick to make!

Spicy and Delicious Apple Maple Sausage serve on white plate with apples on the side

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Spicy and Delicious Apple Maple Sausage

This simple to make turkey sausage is flavorful, but also so healthy. A rare thing when it comes to breakfast sausage, right?
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade breakfast sausage, homemade turkey breakfast sausage, maple apple sausage, turkey sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 1 pound ground turkey I used the 93/7, but you can use whatever ground turkey you like.
  • 1/3 cup grated apples
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper this is optional and you can add more if you like it more spicy!
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage I used dry, but you could certainly use fresh, just chop it finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-3 tablespoons canola oil or another neutral oil. This will be to coat your pan.


  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. I like to do this with my hands as I find it so much easier.
    Form into 6-10 patties, this will depend on what size you like your patties. I tend for smaller patties, but that is personal.
    Heat a cast iron skillet or heavy bottom skillet over medium heat.
    Once the pan is good and hot, add a small amount of oil to coat the bottom.
    Add your sausage patties and cook on each side until they are golden brown.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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