Amp up your protein and indulge your palate with these turkey sausage recipes! Sausage in a bun isn’t the only way to enjoy them, use these comfort-food recipes to reap the benefits and flavors of turkey sausage!
Turkey sausages are a great swap for anyone looking to scale back on calories and fats. But sticking to the same old style gets boring.
So, step out of your comfort zone and enjoy new flavors with these turkey sausage recipes. You’ll find everything from pasta to chili, and even salads on this list! So, thaw some sausages from the freezer and start finding some new favorites!
A simple pasta recipe with creamy tomato sauce that brings a ton of comfort to the dinner table. It has a creamy, cheesy sauce that’s a hit with everyone. Plus, there are only 300 calories per serving of this pasta and a heartier meal you won’t find. A great comfort food on cold nights.
An easy snack or Holiday appetizer these sausage rolls are loaded with herbs and wrapped in puff pastry for a savory treat. With only 2 Weight Watchers points they’re an ultra-light and easy to pop into your mouth. Keep this recipe on hand for lazy Friday nights or larger gatherings.
The perfect breakfast meat! These patties are easy to make and pair perfectly with eggs for a high-protein, healthy breakfast! Loaded with savory herbs and sweetened with the tiniest bit of maple syrup, these turkey patties are a dairy-free, gluten-free morning game changer that everyone loves.
Simple, delicious, and kid-approved! Made with only a handful of pantry ingredients, this sausage recipe calls for classics like crushed tomatoes, parmesan and garlic to be paired with the turkey sausage. It’s a meal that comes together in minimal time that everyone loves to cozy up with!
A breakfast recipe worth getting out of bed for! Loaded with peppers, onions, and sage and topped with turkey, sweet potatoes, and an egg if you wish. It’s a savory breakfast that can be varied to your personal taste preferences and works just as well for hosting brunch as it does an easy Saturday morning.
A family pleaser kind of meal. This turkey sausage pasta has tangy, full-flavored tastes from the turkey sausage paired with simple flavors of tomato and basil in the pasta itself. Toss in some fresh zucchini and garlic and you’ve got a whole meal that even the kids enjoy!
A basil and thyme flavored broth with a hint of lemon all mixed with hearty turkey sausage. This easy soup recipe is the perfect way to warm up on those cool fall days. Loaded with fresh veggies you can top this soup with a sprinkle of parmesan and your favorite crusty bread for a comforting meal.
A tasty, hearty pasta based on penne, sundried tomatoes, kale, and turkey sausage. The ingredients are simmered to perfection in a creamy, rich sauce that the whole family will love. This sundried tomato pasta is a great comfort food in the winter but also a tasty pick-me-up in the warmer months thanks to its bright pops of color.
Dairy-free and loaded with healthy vegetables this sausage soup has everything good for you in it. Made with cauliflower rice, kale, turkey sausage, and broth this soup recipe is a whole meal in just one pot. It’s cozy and comforting and even makes great leftovers for lunch the next day.
Old-school Italian gets a makeover with this healthy version of a classic recipe! Browned sausage links, sauteed onions, garlic, and peppers, wrapped up in tomatoes until combined. Serve it over cauliflower rice to keep it lower in grains and enjoy the healthy twist on a dinnertime favorite.
The best kind of meal on a cold day. This Tuscan soup combines the delicious flavors of slow-cooked vegetables, cabbage, and Italian spice mix all rolled into one pot. A soup recipe that comes together in just 60 minutes making it perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or lunch the next day.
Crisp vegetables, tender, savory turkey sausage, and all topped with parmesan cheese. This sheet pan dinner is an easy one for busy nights! This dinner recipe comes together in under an hour and with minimal effort. It’s loaded with herby taste that brings out the freshness of flavors too.
Italian-inspired chili with a spicy kick. This chili recipe is loaded with leafy kale, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, and common spices to give it a classic warming flavor. It whips up in under an hour and is a protein-packed dinner or lunch recipe that will keep you warm and full.
One-pot dinners make busy nights just a bit easier. This turkey sausage recipe comes together in just one skillet and is ready in a mere 20 minutes. With only 7 main ingredients it’s an easy way to get dinner on the table quickly. Plus, it stores in the fridge for up to three days making leftovers for lunch an easy grab-and-go!
Loaded with your favorite pizza flavor in a healthy twist, this pizza bowl is the perfect comfort food. Cooked quinoa is tossed with vegetables, parmesan cheese, and chili flakes to give it a loaded flavor you know and love. Add in the sauce and turkey sausage and you complete the power bowl.
A super speedy, Italian skillet dinner for busy weeknights. With classic herbs like basil and a fiery add-in of red pepper flakes, this pasta recipe is indulgent with a kick. Lightened up by using turkey sausages it has the same comforting flavor but without the extra calories and fat intake.
17. Baked Ziti
A hearty, make-ahead casserole that has all the delicious flavors you love but in a healthier way. This baked ziti can be made in advance and frozen for when you need it making the perfect weeknight meal. It’s creamy, comforting, and loaded with flavor but lightened up by using turkey sausage in place of pork.
Sweet and savory stuffing is perfect for your Holiday table. This sausage stuffing takes a classic side dish to a whole new level of flavor! A mixture of carrots, celery, and rutabaga paired with apples for sweetness and a mild turkey sausage it not only tastes delicious but will give off a warm, comforting aroma throughout the whole house!
A quick and easy soup that’s loaded with comfort. With this turkey sausage soup you get all the flavor of a classic lasagna dish but without the effort! With minimal ingredients but a few sneaky vegetables this soup is the perfect weeknight meal for busy days. Always a hit with the family it’s a soup recipe that warms you up from the inside out.
The perfect side dish that functions as a whole meal too! With only 5 main ingredients you can have a delicious and simple dose of greens with maximum flavor. Made with kale and parmesan the turkey sausage is then added with a dose of red pepper flakes for a punch of heat. It’s easy, tasty, and perfect for low-key nights.
Hearty and delicious, this soup recipe just makes you feel good! It’s light but filling. With no fancy ingredients, this soup recipe uses up some pantry staples to make it come together even quicker. Whip some up for dinner and freeze the rest of the batch to make busy nights easier and more comforting!
22. Turkey Gumbo
This recipe uses leftover turkey and sausages to maximize its comfort and protein. It’s a savory stew with celery, pepper, and okra that’s seasoned with sage and thyme for a cozy flavor. Serve it over rice to stretch the meal further and feel good about using up any leftover turkey you have on hand!
Though it seems luxurious this veggie bowl is very simple to make! Ready in just thirty minutes this bowl uses seasonings like herb de Provence to bring out its savory flavor. It’s loaded with zucchini, peppers, and carrots all topped off with turkey sausages to complete it. The perfect recipe for an easy, healthy dinner.
A quick and easy dinner recipe you’ll keep coming back to. Made with egg noodles, smoked sausages, and fresh vegetables, this easy pasta is perfect because it’s so versatile. Throw in extra vegetables or seasonings based on what you have on hand and reap the benefits of a healthy, simple weeknight dinner.
A meal prep breakfast that’s perfect for brunch too. Made with turkey sausage, hash browns, egg whites, and vegetables this casserole comes together easily but packs a nutrient punch! With 26 grams of protein you’ll come back to this make-ahead breakfast again and again because it’s just so simple to put together.
Kick off your morning with the ultimate breakfast sandwich. Swiss cheese, spinach, and savory turkey sausage make this breakfast a hearty but comforting meal. You can even meal prep half the sandwich ahead of time to make for easier mornings and have this breakfast recipe in your hands in just three minutes!
26 Comforting Turkey Sausage Recipes: Turkey Sausage Pasta
- 4 turkey sausages
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2.5 cups chicken broth
- 2 oz light cream cheese
- 3 cups penne pasta measured uncooked, about 300g
- ¼ cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
- Cook the sausages first in a pan over medium heat on the stove with a little cooking spray. Once cooked, slice them up. Slices should be about ¼ - ½ inch thick.
- Heat a large pot over medium heat on the stove, add a little cooking spray, the sliced sausages, and the diced garlic, and let it cook for a few minutes.
- Add the 14oz can of crushed tomatoes. Then stir in the chicken broth, followed by all seasonings. Bring to a slight boil then reduce heat to a medium-low simmer and add the pasta. Partially cover with a lid and cook until the pasta is cooked (usually about 10 minutes). The sauce should thicken as the pasta is cooking.
- Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the cream cheese until it melts and blends in, then stir in the parmesan cheese.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!