Ginger, Pear & Turkey Sausage Patties

These Asian-infused breakfast patties have enough bite for Sunday morning breakfast or brunch-worthy entertaining, but their eight-minute time frame also makes them a go-to for any hectic weekday morning!

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Nutritional Bonus: You may want to rethink traditional breakfast sausages. Standard pork breakfast sausages can pack 280 calories, 23 grams of total fat, 8 grams of saturated fat and 930 milligrams of sodium in each 4-ounce serving. To cut calories by more than half and reduce fat to almost nil, form your own patties out of 99% fat-free ground turkey breast instead: 120 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat, zero saturated fat and 65 milligrams of sodium.

Prep Time
6 min
Cook Time
2 min
8 min


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup diced ripe pear
  • 4 scallions, bulbs removed, white and green parts finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tsp safflower oil, divided
  • 4 medium oranges, peeled and cut into segments


  1. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, pear, scallions, jalapeño, cilantro, ginger, salt, pepper flakes and 1 1/2 tsp oil. Shape mixture into 8 patties (each about 2 1/2 inches in diameter).
  2. Heat remaining 1 1/2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium. Add patties and cook for 4 minutes per side or until lightly golden and no longer pink in center. Serve with oranges.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 patties and 1/3 c orange segments
  • Calories 211
  • Carbohydrate Content 15 g
  • Cholesterol Content 55 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 27 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 194 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0.5 g