Roasted Pear and Rosemary Turkey Sausages

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This recipe is: Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + Whole30 + coconut free + GAPS

J U M P   T O   T H E   R E C I P E

I’ve always enjoyed the sweet & savory taste of apple flavored breakfast sausage, and its that classic combo that inspired this recipe. My Roasted Pear and Rosemary Turkey Sausages are the perfect blend of savory, sweet & salty that’s sure to please! 

Roasting the pears intensifies their natural sweetness and concentrates the fruit’s flavor, with fresh rosemary adding a bright & balancing herbal freshness. The natural sugars in the roasted pear create a rich, caramelized crust, while keeping the patties nice & juicy.green.ingr.80Pears → Are rich in important anti-oxidants, flavonoids, and soluble dietary fiber.  They’re also a valuable source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, phenolic compounds, folate, copper, manganese, magnesium and B-complex vitamins.

Ground turkey → Turkey meat supplies vital minerals including iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin B6 and niacin, which are essential for natural energy production. Turkey also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin & plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.

Rosemary → Rosemary is a powerful healing herb. It contains vitamins A, C, B6, and folate, plus essential minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. But what makes rosemary a nutritional powerhouse is its high levels of polyphenols, flavonoids and terpenes—special plant compounds that play a major role in supporting wellness.

Salt →  I use Redmond’s Real Salt in all my cooking because it contains minerals & trace minerals necessary for good health. Also, it’s delicious. I used to buy it in small packs but now I buy it in bulk, which saves me some cash & cuts down on waste.

Oil → Any oil or fat will work, so chef’s pick! Because turkey is a lean meat, I like to pan fry these sausages in a generous amount of oil cuz it makes them extra yummy, but feel free to use less if you’d like.

RPTS1st.50RPTS.recipe.80Makes: 12 sausage patties | Total recipe time: 64 min | Prep time: 16 min | Standing time if following Fatigue Friendly Instructions: 15 min | Difficulty Rating: 🥄🥄

💚  2 ripe pears

💚  1 pound ground turkey

💚  1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

💚 1/2 teaspoon salt

💚  3 tablespoons oil + extra for the baking sheet

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1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2️⃣ Peel and thinly slice the pears (about 1/2″ thickness or less) like this:

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3️⃣ Coat a large baking sheet with a bit of oil and place the pear slices on the sheet without overlapping.

4️⃣ Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the slices show signs of caramelization.

5️⃣ Once the pears are done, remove them from the oven and let cool until safe to handle.

6️⃣ Mince the roasted pear slices until almost paste-like & also finely chop 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary.

7️⃣ In a large bowl combine the ground turkey meat, roasted pear, minced rosemary and salt.

8️⃣ Mix well and form into 12 equally sized patties (I find it’s convenient to place the patties back on the baking sheet as I shape them.) Press a small indent in the middle of each patty in order to ensure even cooking.

9️⃣ Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add 6 patties to the pan. Cook each side 2-3 minutes or until caramelized & cooked through. If they start to caramelize too quickly lower the heat. Then add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the other 6 patties.

✨ Wahoo! You did it! Give thanks & enjoy!

The next set of instructions was lovingly adapted for folks experiencing chronic fatigue. If you’d like to skip it click HERE to get to the rest of the post.

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1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2️⃣ Gather the pears, a knife and cutting board, a peeler, and a bowl for scraps, and set up a seat by the counter.

3️⃣ While sitting: peel and thinly slice the pears (about 1/2″ thickness or less) like this:

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4️⃣ Coat a large baking sheet with a bit of oil and place the pear slices on the sheet without overlapping.

5️⃣ Put the baking sheet in the oven & bake for 25-30 minutes or until the slices show signs of caramelization. This is a nice time for a break, so set a timer & sit or lay down for a spell.

6️⃣ Once the pears are done, remove them from the oven and let cool until safe to handle. Then mince the roasted pear slices until almost paste-like & also finely chop 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary.

You can sit for the next couple of steps:

7️⃣ In a large bowl combine the ground turkey meat, roasted pear, minced rosemary, and salt.

8️⃣ Mix well and form into 12 equally sized patties (I find it’s convenient to place the patties back on the baking sheet as I shape them.)  Press a small indent in the middle of each patty in order to ensure even cooking.

You can sit while the sausages cook, but I recommend standing while flipping them or removing them from the pan…

9️⃣ Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add 6 patties to the pan. Cook each side 2-3 minutes or until caramelized & cooked through. If they start to caramelize too quickly lower the heat. Then add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the other 6 patties.

✨ Wahoo! You did it! Give thanks & enjoy!

green.notes.80🔹 Although I originally created this recipe as breakfast sausages, we’ve since enjoyed them at every meal. The sweetness of the pears goes great along side fresh, bitter greens, so for an easy No Cook lunch simply add a few leftover sausages to a spring mix salad!

green.batch.80.jpgThese sausages are addictively good.

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So you’ll probably want to double the recipe. That way you’ll have extra, OR if you have extremely strong will power, possibly some for later. In which case you can freeze them. These patties are just as good after being defrosted and reheated.

🔹In order to bake a double batch of pears, you’ll need two baking sheets.

🔹 I recommend using two skillets to cook up the separate batches, or cleaning the pan and adding fresh oil in between each batch.

🔹To reheat defrosted sausages, heat the oven to 300 degrees & bake them for 15 minutes.green.food.80Before I developed an intolerance of chicken I almost never ate ground turkey. But it’s a great meat to include in your healing diet: it’s cheap, and because it’s a darker meat it’s more flavorful. According to Chinese Traditional Medicine darker meats are also more grounding and nourishing.

If you enjoyed my Roasted Pear and Rosemary Turkey Sausages, you gotta try my 3 Ingredient Turkey Meatballs.

They’re super easy & very versatile!

Healing can be hard work. Tasty allergen-free cooking doesn’t have to be!

Warm ovens & warm wishes,

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“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

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8 thoughts on “Roasted Pear and Rosemary Turkey Sausages

  1. I LOVE the fresh taste of slightly sweet apples in breakfast sausage too! Definitely pinning this one for later…like tomorrow morning, ha!

  2. I love to cook. I love flavor. I haven’t cooked with ground turkey for over 15 years because I think of it as boring and flavorless. BUT, your recipe is just amazing! I started AIP a few days ago, and I needed something that appealed to me for breakfast. Thank you so much for creating and sharing this recipe!

    1. Wow, thanks Jean! I started using turkey a lot because I had an intolerance of other meats. I really enjoy it now, and I’m super glad you liked it in this recipe! Seriously, I think I’m blushing haha. Welcome to AIP by the way! Xx Kat

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