These blueberry sweet potato turkey breakfast sausages are a great egg-free breakfast option! They’re paleo, AIP, and easy to make whole30.

Sweet Potato Sausage

Looking for more egg-free breakfast ideas? I get it… but don’t look any further! You don’t need egg muffins, hard-boiled eggs, or overnight oats for a quick and easy breakfast on the go. These sweet potato turkey breakfast sausages are just the thing!

These breakfast sausages are the whole package. Not only are they protein-rich with turkey, but they’re also made with sweet potato for added an added vegetable-based starch to round out your breakfast. No grains needed.

This healthy, egg-free breakfast is paleo, gluten-free, AIP, and easy to make whole30 if you omit the added maple syrup. It’s a great meal prep option to make over the weekend and store in the fridge for easy grab and go breakfast throughout the week!

How to make the Blueberry Sweet Potato Turkey Breakfast Sausages

  • Combine the sweet potato with the turkey, seasonings, and maple syrup and fold until well combined.
  • Add the blueberries to the mixture and gently fold in, being careful to not burst any berries.
  • Form the mixture into 7-8 sausages that are round and slightly flattened. Set aside.
  • Using a large deep pan, heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 sausages to the pan at a time, being careful to not overcrowd the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until crisped and browned. The internal temperature should read 165 F.

Sweet Potato Sausage Ingredients

How do you rice & steam the sweet potato?

  • Add to a food processor. Roughly chop the sweet potato and add to a food processor. Blend until riced.
  • Steam in the microwave. Add the sweet potato to a bowl along with about 3 tbsp of water. Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 4 minutes to soften. Squeeze with a towel to strain excess liquid.
  • Or steam on the stove top. Add the sweet potato to a shallow pan with a lid and cover with about 1/2″-3/4″ of water. Bring to a low simmer and place a lid on the pan. Steam for 4-5 minutes to soften. Squeeze with a towel to strain excess liquid.

Do you really have to steam the sweet potato?

Sweet potato takes a long time to cook, so it doesn’t fully cook through in the sausages without steaming it first.

Can you use something other than turkey?

You can also use ground chicken for a chicken breakfast sausage. I have not tried pork, but that likely will work just fine as well. I haven’t tried beef, but the flavors may not pair as well as beef has a much stronger flavor than turkey.

Can you make these sausages in the oven?

I tried to make these in the oven, however, the blueberries burst and stain the rest of the sausage blue! They also don’t get as crispy, so I don’t recommend using the oven.

 

Sweet Potato Sausage

The Ingredients for the Breakfast Sausage

Ground turkey

You can also use ground chicken if you’d prefer.

Sweet potato

I add roughly chopped sweet potato to a food processor to rice it.

Blueberries

I recommend using fresh blueberries rather than frozen as they have less moisture.

Maple syrup

This is an optional addition to add more sweetness to the sausage. You can omit to keep it whole30.

Thyme, sage, garlic, and salt

Sweet Potato Turkey Sausage

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Blueberry Sweet Potato Turkey Breakfast Sausage


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 7 sausages 1x

Description

These blueberry sweet potato turkey breakfast sausages are a great egg-free breakfast option! They’re paleo, AIP, and easy to make whole30.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup sweet potato, riced (see notes)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (omit for whole30)
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Steam the sweet potato by adding to a bowl along with about 3 tbsp of water. Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 4 minutes to soften. Squeeze with a towel to strain excess liquid. Alternatively, steam on the stove top by adding the sweet potato to a shallow pan with a lid and cover with about 1/2″-3/4″ of water. Bring to a low simmer and place a lid on the pan. Steam for 4-5 minutes to soften. Squeeze with a towel to strain excess liquid. Allow to cool to the touch.
  2. Combine the sweet potato with the turkey, seasonings, and maple syrup and fold until well combined.
  3. Add the blueberries to the mixture and gently fold in, being careful to not burst any berries.
  4. Form the mixture into 7-8 sausages that are round and slightly flattened. Set aside.
  5. Using a large deep pan, heat the avocado oil over medium high heat. Add 2-3 sausages to the pan at a time, being careful to not overcrowd the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until crisped and browned. The internal temperature should read 165 F.
  6. Serve fresh or store in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Notes

  • To rice the sweet potato, roughly chop and add to a food processor. Process until finely riced.
  • All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sausage
  • Calories: 179
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.2g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 13.3g