Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
with fruit parfait
We had so much fun recreating this fast food-inspired breakfast and hope you love making it as much as we did. Our homemade version is more delicious and a lot healthier than the drive-through favorite.
Smarts: Just for fun, if you want to make perfectly round eggs, use the metal lids from 8 oz mason jars, tuna cans with the top and bottom cut off, or a round cookie cutter to hold the eggs in place on the skillet as they cook. Spray them with nonstick cooking spray first so the eggs don’t stick.
- English muffins - 4
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Eggs - 4
- Cheese, yellow or white cheddar - 4 slices
- Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1 1/2 cups
- Berries, fresh or frozen - 1 cup (chopped if using large pieces of fruit; defrosted if frozen)
- Granola (opt) - 1/2 cup
- Sage, fresh - 3 leaves, finely chopped
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
- Brown sugar - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Ground turkey - 1 lb
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Make sausage seasoning - Finely chop sage and garlic. Combine sage, garlic, dried thyme, brown sugar, and salt (portion for sausage). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make sausage patties - Combine turkey and sausage seasoning until evenly combined (it’s easiest to do this with your hands). Form into 4 even patties (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing). Make the sausages wider than the English muffins because they will shrink as they cook. Form a depression in the center of each patty with your thumb (this will prevent them from rounding in the middle). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make parfaits - Divide yogurt between glasses or small serving bowls. Top with berries and then granola (if using).
- English muffins - If not already sliced in half, slice.
- Turn on the oven’s broiler.
- Place English muffins cut-side up on a sheet pan. Set aside.
- Heat a nonstick pan with oil over low-medium heat. (Be sure to keep the heat fairly low because the sugar in the sausage can cause them to burn if cooked over high heat.) Add sausage patties to heated oil and sear on both sides until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total (depending on thickness). Set aside, covered to keep warm.
- To heated pan add butter and swirl in the pan until melted. Crack eggs into melted butter. Cook eggs on one side until whites are set and yolks are still a bit runny, 4 to 6 minutes. (If you’d like the eggs more cooked, flip and cook on the other side.) In the last minute of cooking, season eggs with salt and pepper.
- While eggs are cooking, slide English muffins under the broiler until golden and toasted. In the last minute of cooking, top bottom halves of the muffins with cheese.
- Finish each English muffin with a sausage patty and a fried egg.
- Serve McMuffin with parfait on the side. Enjoy your homemade 'fast food' breakfast!
Ok, so I was hesitant about this one, especially when I saw sugar being added to the ground turkey, which I was worried would get dry. Man was I mistaken. Made this as is and it was spot on. Legit tasted like an egg McMuffin, only without the accompanying belly ache since it was homemade! I've learned to trust CS over time and as usual, that paid off!3 Helpful
Didn't have eggs, so skipped that part. Probably would have made it better as the sausages - while tasty - were also dry. Calorie count was really high as well. Fun idea - the kids loved breakfast for dinner! - but likely won't make this again.0 Helpful
We made both the original and vegetarian versions (mixed eater house). Both the turkey and black bean versions were delicious, and we were glad we doubled the recipe (rather than doing half-sized versions of both recipes), so we could have leftovers.0 Helpful
We regretted not buying the parfait ingredients. We had yogurt and a banana on the side. Hubs loves the sausage recipe.0 Helpful
We loved this! The turkey patties were fantastic, I used coconut sugar in them to make them paleo, skipped the muffin and ate mine with eggs, my husband and daughter had the sandwich as written in the recipe. We also skipped the parfait and made side salads. This is a new favorite and so easy!0 Helpful
Made 6 sandwiches from the turkey instead of 4, felt like the right amount.0 Helpful
I made the sausage and precooked it in the morning so the kids could make the remainder of the meal when they came home from school. They loved the homemade turkey sausage and of course, their McMasterpiece.0 Helpful