Diabetic Cooking

Sage turkey sausage patties

Preparation time: 3 minutes. Cooking time: 7 minutes.


  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar Blend


1/2 pound lean ground turkey (<7% fat)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Form into four patties, approximately 2 1/2–3 inches in diameter. Heat a medium-size skillet over medium heat, add patties, and cook approximately 3 minutes on each side, turning with a spatula. Patties should be cooked all the way through with no visible sign of pink meat. Remove with a spatula and place on a paper towel briefly to blot excess fat before serving.

Yield: 4 patties.

Serving size: 1 patty.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 117 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 61 mg, Sodium: 130 mg, Fiber: 0 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 lean meat.

This recipe was developed by Kathleen Stanley, a diabetes educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.