Breakfast Turkey Patties

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

Click here for a printable PDF recipe card Breakfast Turkey Patties

My husband and I typically spend an hour out of our Sunday afternoons doing food prep for the coming week.  This includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the work week.  One of Hubby’s weekly breakfast items include these turkey patties.  It came about because we were looking for a lean protein to go with his breakfast and every sausage patty option in the stores were loaded with, well, I don’t even know how to pronounce or spell half of them. So this is what I came up with.  It’s cheap and easy to make and it’s loaded with flavor!  And I take a few short cuts during preparing and cooking that will save you from washing unneeded dishes 😉

Here’s the ingredients: lean ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, rubbed sage, and chipotle chile pepper.

Make sure you’re using chipotle chile pepper!  Very different from chili powder!  It’s a little pricey but it has an amazing smoky flavor, a little goes a long way, and I have more recipes that call for it.  So make the investment 😉

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

The spiciness is not overwhelming, but you can adjust if you’re a lightweight 🙂

Here’s one of my dishwashing-saving tips…just remove the absorbing pad from the styrofoam and mix the meat and seasoning in the packaging it came.  Why create more dishes to wash??

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

  Now it’s time to get your hands dirty!  Combine the seasonings into the turkey.

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

I use a large melon baller (or use an ice cream scoop) to equally divide up the seasoned turkey.  I got 12 out of the pound of turkey.

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

Using your hands roll then flatten them out into patties.  It doesn’t need to be pretty or perfectly shaped patties.  It’s all about the flavor!

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

I choose to grill them for lots of reasons…1) it saves on washing dishes 🙂 2) it saves on having to clean the stove 🙂 3) it eliminates heating up the kitchen with the stove and  4) I just think grilled meat taste better!

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

The patties are small so they don’t take very long to cook.  About 2 1/2 minutes per side.

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

And there you have it! Breakfast turkey patties….

Breakfast Turkey Patties:

Click here for a printable PDF recipe card Breakfast Turkey Patties

Breakfast Turkey Patties

1 lb.         Lean ground turkey

1 tsp         Salt

1 tsp         Garlic powder

1 tsp         Onion powder

½ tsp       Crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp       Chipotle chile pepper

¼ tsp       Rubbed sage


  1. Mix seasonings into ground turkey.
  2. Separate and form into 12 patties.
  3. Grill 2 ½ minutes per side.


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2 Responses to Breakfast Turkey Patties

  1. Amy Roy says:

    Though I love pig…it is worthy of trying!!!


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