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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  55
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  0 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  24 mg
  • Sodium  70 mg
  • Potassium  106 mg
  • Phosphorus  75 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Homemade Turkey Sausage

Enjoy Homemade Turkey Sausage for your next kidney-friendly breakfast.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient, Thomas, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Victoria from California.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1 patty


  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 pound ground turkey, 7% fat
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Crush the fennel seed.
  2. In a small bowl combine turkey with crushed fennel seed, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Divide the seasoned turkey into portions about the size of a ping-pong ball and flatten into patties to cook.
  4. Cook over medium heat in a nonstick skillet until browned, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat

Helpful hints

  • Extra patties may be frozen for later use. Be sure to place a double layer of wrap or waxed paper between portions to make it easy to separate patties.

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Homemade Turkey Sausage

Stanwat says:


I tripled the recipe and added 1lb ground pork, but kept the fennel to 1 tsp, added 2 tsp paprika, 3 tsp sage, made into patties and froze them. Great for quick breakfast with egg as mcMuffin.

Sep. 13, 2013, 3:43 AM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage

Harriet says:


I freeze them for quick breakfast protein on dialysis days.

Apr. 28, 2013, 10:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage

Donny says:


I made the sausage patties using half ground turkey and half ground pork. they were very dry. Next time I will try just using pork.

Aug. 26, 2012, 3:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage

GeorgeHarris says:


Although I have yet to make this, adding the sage and perhaps a few grains of cayenne pepper would make this very good.

Apr. 05, 2012, 9:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage

pmpgap says:


My wife has made this for a couple of years now and I think that it is terrific. I got her to use 2 tsp. sage instead of the fennel seed. I love sage in it. Not greasy either.

Jul. 27, 2010, 11:12 AM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage



I have made this recipe many times. It has a good flavor and is so much healthier than regular sausage.

May. 27, 2009, 2:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage



this was great. i added a little sage which gave it a little more sausage taste. also yiu have to crush the fennel seeds to get the effect.

Feb. 02, 2009, 6:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage



I used the same measurments for 1/2 lb. of turkey & it turned out great. I loved not having all that grease.

Oct. 06, 2008, 6:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

Homemade Turkey Sausage



This was ok but needed something more to give it more of a sausage flavor.

Jul. 31, 2008, 2:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

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