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Apple-Sage Sausage Patties

Apple and sausage naturally go together. Add sage, and you’ve got some standout patties. They’re freezer friendly, so I make them ahead and grab when needed. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 large apple
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided


  • Peel and coarsely shred apple; place apple in a colander over a plate. Let stand 15 minutes. Squeeze and blot dry with paper towels.
  • In a large bowl, combine egg, parsley, sage, garlic, seasonings and apple. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into sixteen 2-in. patties. Place patties on waxed-paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. In batches, cook patties 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and a thermometer reads 165°, adding more oil as needed.
    Freeze option: Place uncooked patties on waxed-paper-lined baking sheets; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pans and transfer to a freezer container; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen patties as directed, increasing time to 4-5 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
1 patty: 79 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
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  • hondapcgirl1
    Feb 13, 2021

    These are a bit of work. I recommend squeezing and blotting dry the apples prior to letting them sit for 15 minutes. Almost nothing came out of them during that 15 minutes. I used ground pork and dried sage, though, so that will change the flavor. The way I made it, the flavor was wonderful. 4.2 stars

  • Phil
    Nov 16, 2020

    This is a good idea, but keep looking for a better recipe for homemade sausage. The servings are small and the flavor is bland. We ate it for one meal and tossed the rest.

  • justmbeth
    Sep 7, 2020

    Seasoning was excellent. We used pork and dried sage since that was all we had. Looking forward to trying with turkey and fresh sage.

  • Wench1
    Apr 12, 2020

    These were very nice, i may try add some onion powder or green onions next time. They turned out moist.

  • abreendre
    Mar 27, 2019

    I froze these ahead of time and heated them the day of my brunch. Very moist and easy to heat while I was working on other stove top recipes. Leftovers heated up moist the next day too.