Homemade Turkey Italian Sausage


1 lb GROUND TURKEY, cold

2 drops liquid smoke

1 tsp salt

1-1/4 tsp dried sage leaves

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp poultry seasonings

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp anise seed, crushed

1/4 tsp fennel seed, crushed

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves

1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves

Coriander Pinch

2 Bay leaves

2 Thyme leaves




Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.

Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to permeate.

Stuff 3-ounces mixture into sausage casings. Let sausage relax on racks over baking sheets in refrigerator.


Bring salted water to boil; add bay leaves and thyme. Lower heat to simmer. Add sausage; poach for 10 minutes until almost cooked. Let cool in poaching liquid.

Cover and refrigerate on sheet pans.


Grill sausage on lightly oiled grill rack. Cook over medium-high direct heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning frequently, until sausages reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.


Nutrition Facts

3-ounce portion Serving Size

160 Total Calories

8 g Total Fat

2 g Saturated Fat

66 g Cholesterol

573 mg Sodium

2 g Total Carbohydrates

18 g Protein