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Ground Turkey Sausage

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I got some spicy ground turkey sausage from an Amish farm the other day (1 lb.). It's in a long casing.

I have no idea what to do with it. I need some ideas. I'm getting so sick of all my standbys.

I'd like something I could make for dinner. Help!

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  1. I should probably add that the turkey is made from all dark meat turkey thighs so there si a good level of fat in it.

    1. I'd say you want to highlight the sausage, so don't want something heavy and saucy. Is it cold up there? How about a soup? I just squeeze the sausage out of the casing and brown it, crumbling it up. Toss a bag of baby spinach on top and let it wilt. Pour in about six cups or so of chicken broth, let it cook for a minute or so, perhaps add some tomatoes if you'd like. Then, stir in a package of your favorite tortellini and cook per the package instructions. It's makes a nice, simple, quick soup that really highlights the few ingredients in it.

      1. I made this awesome soup from Kalyn's Kitchen with turkey sausage - it was wonderful!!!
        She has a lot of ideas for turkey sausage as part of her diet.


        1. Jambalaya or meatballs with pasta.

          1. add it to a stuffing mix with fried onions and stuff a chicken

            1. Cook the sausage and add sliced to homemade lentil soup. I have a really good recipe if you'd like.

              1. Sausage-apple stuffing. Make a traditional bread/celery/onion/parsley/sage stuffing, and add a chopped granny smith apple or two. Remove the sausage from the casing and fry. Add to stuffing mixture. Put in a pan and bake for about 20 minutes at 350.

                Rather than baking in a pan, another option is to add the stuffing to some partially baked acorn squash halves and than bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

                There is a turkey farm near my house and I used turkey sausage in just about anything I would use regular Italian sausage. Like adding it to penne with vodka sauce, red sauces, or to top a pizza.

                1. Saute chopped onion/green bell pepper (or other) and minced garlic in EVOO. Season with S & P and a sprinkle of oregano. Slice the sausage into thick quarters and add to the pan. Sautee till the meat is no longer pink then add a sprinkle of either balsalmic or red wine vinegar. I like to add crush red pepper flakes also. Taste for seasoning... you can serve this on a (Kaiser) roll, over rice, or with roasted fingerlings. A salad completes the meal.