Turkey Breakfast Patties

My kids love fast food breakfast sandwiches, but I prefer they eat fresh food made at home. I am always looking for ways to make fast food at home that is healthier, yet easy to make. Turkey Breakfast Patties are a great alternative to traditional breakfast sausage patties and taste great on a breakfast sandwich.Turkey Breakfast Patty Sandwich

Served on English muffins or bagels, with or without egg, they make a fast and easy breakfast sandwich. Or they can be served as a side with eggs or pancakes.

I make these on the BBQ but they can also be cooked in a skillet as well.

Make Ahead

Turkey Breakfast Patties can be made ahead and frozen until ready to cook. I freeze them in freezer bags with wax paper sheets between the patties. Remove from the freezer and thaw slightly before cooking. This will alter the cooking times. It will take longer to cook and I cook them on medium-low heat.

These are great for taking camping as well. I make and freeze them before going camping. Then keep them in the cooler in a container on the bottom under the ice. They keep in the cooler for only a couple of days once they start thawing, so they need to be cooked within 2 days.

Reheating Leftover Turkey Breakfast Patties

When I make these I usually make a double or triple batch so there are leftovers for the next few days.

Reheating the patties is easy. It is best done in the microwave on a plate and covered with a damp paper towel. The patties dry out quickly, so using a damp paper towel over them when reheating helps to lock in some moisture.

And having them on hand, ready to heat up, keeps my teenagers from asking to order online delivery for breakfast.

Turkey Breakfast Patties

Turkey Breakfast Patties


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly
  • Form into 8 patties, about 1/4 inch thick, and refrigerate 20 minutes
  • Heat grill to medium.
  • Lightly oil grill to prevent sticking.
  • Place patties on grill and close lid
  • Cook with lid closed for 3-4 minutes.
  • Open lid and flip patties.
  • Close lid and cook additional 3-4 minutes
  • Patties are ready when internal temperature reaches 165°F. Do not overcook

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