Breakfast Sausage Crumbles

Several years ago, I embarked upon an adventure with Whole30. My number one take away? Sugar is in EVERYTHING . . . including your bacon and sausage! What the what what!? Given I have an obsession with both bacon and sausage (and most meat – ha), I knew the best thing to do was make my OWN sausage crumbles so I could continue on guilt-free. While I no longer follow Whole30, I cannot go back to pre-made sausage — just cannot do it!

This recipe is incredibly basic and easy. You really don’t need to add a lot of different ingredients to get a really flavorful sausage taste. For me, sausage is all about sage and fennel — so that is all I add to mine. If you want to make it spicy, go ahead! Make it garlic-ee, you can do that too! So long as you don’t add sugar, you are GOLDEN!

How do I use it? My fave way to serve this up is to sauté some spinach, add in a red container of (pre-cooked) crumbles, sprinkle with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I cannot tell you how delicious this is! Even better with an over-easy fried egg! (Preferably from my favorite Farmer Steve at Rousedale Farm where I actually get to see true free range chickens who like to hang out in the trees!).

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Breakfast Sausage Crumbles

  • Author: Lawfully Lean


Seriously — one of the easiest parts of my weekly meal prep.  I love knowing that I am eating “sausage” with no sugar and nothing added but spices that I like!  


  • 1 lb ground turkey 
  • 1 tablespoon ground sage 
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Preheat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  
  2. When hot, add ground turkey.
  3. Break up as you cook.  I like to use this Masher.  
  4. Mid-cook, add sage, fennel seeds, and salt and pepper to taste. I tend to do more than 1 tsp of the fennel seeds, but it depends how fennel-ee you like your sausage!  Feel free to also add other spices like cayenne, paprika, garlic, onion, what have you.  I like mine crazy simple.
  5. Taste when turkey is cooked through and add salt and pepper to taste.  
  6. Voila!  I divide mine in quarters.


This recipe = 4 red containers under Ultimate Portion Fix or Fixate.  I divide into containers and store for the week.  These crumbles freeze well!  

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