Mark Hyman MD


Serves 4

This flavorful breakfast sausage with sage and apple is a delicious, healthy alternative to store-bought sausage.


  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup finely diced apple, such as Gala or Red Delicious
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced thyme
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, gently mix together the ground turkey, apple, onion, sage, thyme, 1 tablespoon of the extra-virgin olive oil, the salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into eight 4-inch patties, each about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until firm to the touch.