I switched to the purple program for the month of January, I wanted to see how I felt following it and to have experience with all 3 programs. I have followed both green (my preference) and blue so it just felt right to try out the purple program. It is definitely scary having only 16 daily points but that got me wanting to create as many low point, if not zero point meals as I could so I can save as many as my daily points for snacks and my favorite foods. These turkey breakfast sausage patties are so good, this recipe is simple and is all about those spices! It is best if you make these up the night before to let the spices really soak into the meat but if time does not allow they are still delicious. These sausage patties are 0SP on both blue & purple program and just 1SP on green.Β  This whole breakfast pictured below is 0SP on the purple program, the potatoes were cooked in the air fryer with a little cajun seasoning.


Turkey breakfast sausage patties

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6
0-2PP, 0SP blue & purple, 1SP green per pattie


  • 1 lb ground turkey *weighed raw
  • 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup *I used a sugar free one but regular is fine (it should not add any points per serving)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic (diced)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1.5 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano


  • *If time allows make the mixture the night before and let patties sit in the fridge overnight so the spices can soak into the meat.
  • In a bowl mix together the turkey, maple syrup and all spices, mix well then divide into 6- 3oz patties. Place in sealed container in the fridge. You can cook them right away if needed just the spices really come out more when left overnight in the fridge.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and coat with some non stick cooking spray.
  • I cooked 3 patties up at a time, cook for 3-4 minutes then flip and repeat until the patties are cooked right through, mine took about 14 minutes, time may vary depending how thin or thick you make the patties.
  • Serve warm.. They will reheat well, and you can freeze them both cooked or uncooked.


Personal Points- 0-2 depending on your 0PP foodsΒ 
Smart Points blue & purple- 0SP using WW recipe builder
Smart Points green- 1SP using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per pattie...Calories 87...Fat 0.7g...Sat fat 0g...Carbs 0.3g...Fiber 0g...Sugar 0g... Protein 18g using My Fitness Pal
Author: Drizzle
Course: Breakfast




    • This looks amazing! Can you tell me the % on the ground turkey? Does that makes a difference?
      Thank you!

      • Drizzle Reply

        yes you should use 99% fat free however I can’t always find it so I use what I can find and don’t stress about it, my motto is ground turkey is not why I am on WW haha

    • Drizzle Reply

      All point info is listed, they are zero points on blue

  1. These look delicious. Thank you. I switched to purple (as recommended) for about 1 month. It made me nervous to have so few points so I switched back to blue and I feel more comfortable.

    • Drizzle Reply

      We definitely need to do what works best for us, good luck on your journey Linda πŸ™‚

      • I’m definitely going to try these! I’ve been buying them at Walmart for my breakfast sandwiches but know they have stuff in them that’s not healthy, so I’ve been wanting to try making them myself.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi well I am following purple program for January so potatoes are a zero food so I have not been worrying too much per say as to how many I use so that would be up to you

  2. Can I ask another question please? How does ground turkey taste like sausage?
    Is it the seasonings all mixed?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Well the recipe is called “turkey” breakfast sausage patties lol but yes it is all the seasonings, you can buy turkey sausages, no different

  3. I made a batch of these on Sunday and used them to make freezable breakfast sandwiches throughout the week. The patties are very tasty!

      • Can you use ground chicken. I assume flavor profile would be the same. There is something about the ground Turkey that I don’t like but love the ground chicken. Than You

  4. These look awesome! My kids always ask for turkey sausage, and I don’t like giving them the nitrate-laden frozen turkey sausage from the store. These will be great to keep in the freezer. I imagine they’d be great w/ egg and cheese on an english muffin (more points, though) w/ a little sriracha, too. thx!

    • Drizzle Reply

      They are so good! And yes they would make a great sandwich πŸ™‚ Hope everyone enjoys them

  5. Joanne Erenberg Reply

    I made these this week. Day 1 I was like hmm not so sure. But now that I’ve been eating them all week and now I need to make more! LOL they are filling and definitely

    • Drizzle Reply

      Haha, I love that… they grew on you πŸ™‚ glad you enjoyed them!

      • Recipe sounds terrific, but honestly I despise fennel and rarely can find sausages without that seasoning. Is there any other seasoning you would recommend since I have to replace the fennel? Love your recipes SO much … really glad you went purple for all our sakes!

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Rebecca, you really can throw any seasoning in there that you like, that is the great thing with seasoning .. make it your own.. maybe some dried parsley, or Italian herb seasoning..

  6. You inspired me to try purple for the month of January. I love it. I’ve lost 8 lbs since then and I’m still going strong.
    I made these the first time following your recipe and they were pretty dry. Especially when reheated. I saw on a random cooking show to add shredded zucchini (squeezing out most of the water first). I tried it today and they are awesome. I love the combination of spices. Thanks for so many great recipes. I’ve been making your sweet recipes for years!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lori, way to go on the 8lbs on purple πŸ™‚ that is fantastic! I didn’t find them too dry but great tip with the zucchini, thanks for sharing, good luck on your continued journey!

  7. Can you please post your instructions for the potatoes in the air fryer?

    • Drizzle Reply

      HI Amy, depends how many I am doing but I just either coat them with some salt & pepper or cajun seasoning and then air fry at about 400F for 12-15 minutes, sometimes I add a splash of olive oil to them but you don’t need to

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Rose, I would say either is fine, you can freeze them cooked or raw

  8. Hi and let me say how much I appreciate what you do!!! Love your muffins and baked recipes!!

    I made these sausage patties today. I did leave them in the fridge overnight but I think the flavors/spices could have need a tad stronger. But that being said, I’ll definitely try again but maybe upping some of the spices! ?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Linda, I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes.. Feel free to add to the spices, everyone has different taste buds so maybe you just like them stronger πŸ™‚

  9. Diane Pattan Reply

    Hi, I found them to be a bit too dry. I made them according to your recipe. Do you have any suggestions as to what could have happened.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Diane, sorry mine were not dry to me anyway, maybe you just found them dry for your preference, there is not much to the recipe so I can’t say that it was anything that went wrong, feel free to add in a little extra syrup next time maybe

  10. Any thoughts about if it would also work to cook them in the oven on a muffin top pan?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kris, I am sure they would cook in the oven, even just on a cookie sheet

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