Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage

This is an easy recipe for Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage to include in a slider or as part of an appetizer. 

Recipe by Joshua George, RD, Bariatric Dietician with the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center of Cooper University Health Care.

Makes about 8 sausage patties.

Suggested pairing: Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms Topped with Provolone.



16 ounces ground turkey

1 whole egg

3 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

½ tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Pinch nutmeg 



  1. In a large bowl thoroughly mix all ingredients, wrap bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours to allow flavors meld together.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Form sausage mixture into patties and place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, until sausage patties are cooked thoroughly and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.