I’ve been making homemade turkey sausage for several years, which is especially nice to have on hand for Pancake Sausage Muffins, Easy Breakfast Casseroles and Cheesy Turkey Sausage Stromboli. Everytime I make the sausage though, I have to empty out half of my spice cabinet. It’s not difficult, but I knew it would save time to prep the seasonings for this sausage ahead of time, just like I prep Taco Seasoning, Ranch Dressing Mix, Italian Dressing Mix and Onion Soup Mix.
I just hadn’t found the time to figure it all out.
But guess what? One of my readers, Karen, figured it out for me. So excited was I to see her email, I high-fived everyone in the house and together, we sang a song of celebration in four part harmony. (Just kidding, but I did send Karen a virtual hug.) She has saved me a lot of time and thought – and she took a picture too. This will for sure be going into our upcoming free Gifts in a Jar eBook, and I’m posting it here as well, because this is one time-saving idea I’d like everyone to have!
Homemade Turkey Sausage Spice Mix
2 cups dried minced onions
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons marjoram
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons basil
4 teaspoons thyme
4 teaspoons sage
4 teaspoons sea salt
Mix altogether and store in pint-sized jar. Shake to mix.
To Make Homemade Turkey Sausage
1 pound ground turkey
¼ cup turkey sausage spice mix
Mix all together. Chill for at least one hour to blend flavors. Form into patties. Saute. These freeze well for later use. OR sauté mixture into a crumbled mixture for Pancake Sausage Muffins or other recipes which include cooked sausage.
What ideas are you working on for our Gifts in a Jar eBook? Remember, I’ll need your ideas, thorough directions and pictures by Thursday, November 10. Read all the details here and get busy on those ideas!!!