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Turkey Breakfast Sausage – Air Fryer or Oven Method

Cutting calories, but not flavor? Then this turkey breakfast sausage recipe is just what you need. Make it in an air fryer or oven. Your call.

Vertical closeup image of air fryer Turkey Breakfast Sausage on a white plate with a hard boiled egg and some orange slices.

I love breakfast sausage but not necessarily all the calories that go with it.

This turkey breakfast sausage is still packed with tons of good sausage flavor (thanks to the seasonings), but at a fraction of the calories as traditional pork breakfast sausage.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Turkey Breakfast Sausage is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How to make turkey breakfast sausage in the oven:

The instructions are just the same as listed in the recipe card, only the cooking time will be longer.

What is the proper internal temperature for ground turkey?

165-degrees Fahrenheit.

To check the doneness of these turkey sausages (whether done in an air fryer OR oven), stick an instant-read thermometer into the center of one of the sausages.

If the internal temperature does not read 165-degrees, or the juices do not run clear, put the sausages back in to cook for an additional few minutes.

A closeup vertical image of the inside of a Turkey Breakfast Sausage along with a hard cooked egg and an orange slice on an white plate.

How long will these turkey breakfast sausages keep in the refrigerator?

Once cooked, store the sausages in an air-tight container and they’ll keep well for 5 – 6 days.

Can turkey breakfast sausages be frozen?

After cooking, yes!

Wrap the sausages well in freezer paper and then in a freezer zip-top bag or an air-tight freezer container.

Turkey breakfast sausages can be frozen up to 2 – 3 months.

Can this recipe be doubled for more sausages?

Yes, easily.

Just double the ingredients and you’re good to go.

You can also make the sausages bigger than what you see here in the photos. Just be aware that with bigger sausage patties the cooking times will increase as well.

As long as you use an instant-read thermometer you’ll know how long to cook your larger sausages until done in the center.

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How to keep the ground turkey from sticking to your hands?

Using water on your hands will help keep the turkey from sticking to your fingers and make it much easier to form the sausages.

How to make turkey breakfast sausages (in an air fryer):

  • Place the ground turkey in a bowl and add the salt, pepper, fennel seed, ground sage, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  • Mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Using water on hands, for the ground turkey into small patties (approximately 1½ tablespoon per patty) and place onto an air-fryer baking sheet.
  • Set the temperature to 350-degrees and cook for 12-13 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer reaches 165-degrees Fahrenheit.

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s lower-calorie Turkey Breakfast Sausage for an air fryer or oven.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Air Fryer Turkey Breakfast Sausages on a white plate along with a hard boiled egg and orange slices.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage - Air Fryer or Oven Method

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Cutting calories, but not flavor? Then this turkey breakfast sausage recipe is just what you need. Make it in an air fryer or oven. Your call.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine low-calorie
Servings 13 patties
Calories 91 kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powdeer
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste


  • Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Wet hands with water and form the ground turkey mixture into 12-13 small patties (approximately 1½ tablespoons, each).
  • Place the patties on an air fryer baking sheet and cook for 12-13 minutes at 350-degrees (or until an instant-read thermometer reached 165-degrees when inserted into the center of a sausage.
  • OR place the patties onto a baking sheet and cook in a preheated (350-degree) oven until the sausages reach an internal temperature of 165-degrees F when inserted into the center of a sausage.


Serving: 1Calories: 91kcalProtein: 9gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 193mg
Keyword air fryer turkey breakfast sausages, low-calorie breakfast sausages, turkey breakfast sausages
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Tuesday 6th of April 2021

I had made these breakfast sausage and even though I had to substitute some ingredients because I just didn’t have it, it was still delicious and I can’t wait to cook it for my family soon.


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Awesome to hear, Natasha! Thanks for letting me know, and for the 5-star rating! Take good care, Renee