Homemade Turkey Italian Sausage

This versatile turkey Italian sausage is delicious in pasta dishes, on pizzas, and in soups!
Homemade Turkey Italian Sausage

Homemade turkey Italian sausage is easy to make with ground turkey and is a healthy option for pizza, pasta dishes, and soups.

This Italian sausage recipe is a staple around our house because of its versatility. It’s easy to make ahead of time and keep in the fridge to use on homemade pizza or pasta dishes throughout the week.

Mixing the spices into the ground turkey
Mix the spices into the sausage.

It’s also easy to make while you’re throwing together the rest of dinner.

This turkey sausage recipe is full of flavor without a lot of heat. If you want a hotter Italian sausage, increase the amount of red pepper to 1/2 or 3/4 tsp.

Italian sausage in lentil soup
One of our favorite dishes for this sausage is Italian Lentil Soup

A few of our favorite ways to use this Italian sausage are to make homemade pizzas with this Tomato Sauce and Pizza Dough recipe. It’s also delicious in the Tuscan White Bean Soup and the star of a scrumptious Italian Lentil Soup.

Homemade Turkey Italian Sausage

Homemade Turkey Italian Sausage

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Mix the oregano, fennel seed, marjoram, red pepper, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper together.
  • In a small bowl mix the spices with the ground turkey, using a spoon or your hands, make sure the spices are well distributed throughout the turkey.
  • The sausage can be formed into patties or browned in a sautĂ© pan. It also could be stuffed into casings and cooked on the grill.
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Originally Published on November 10, 2016

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