Roasted Pear and Rosemary Turkey Sausages

{Gluten Free, AIP, Paleo, Whole 30, Coconut Free}

The natural sugars in the roasted pear create a rich, caramelized crust on the juice, flavorful sausages.

I’ve always enjoyed the sweet and savory taste of apple flavored sausages. It was this classic combination that inspired me to create my Roasted Pear and Rosemary Turkey Sausages. Roasting the pears intensifies their natural sweetness and concentrates the fruit’s flavor.  Fresh rosemary imparts a bright and balancing herbal freshness.

These full flavored sausages are that perfect blend of savory, sweet, and salty that’s sure to please! Double the recipe and freeze some for next time. You’ll be glad you did!


Ingredients: (unless otherwise specified all my recipes are for 2)

  • 2 ripe pears
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • oil or ghee for cooking


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the pears (about 1/2″ thickness or less)
  3. Coat a large baking sheet with a bit of oil and place the pear slices on the baking sheet without overlapping.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the slices show signs of caramelization.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool until safe to handle.
  6. Mince the roasted pear slices until almost paste-like using a sharp knife.
  7. In a large bowl combine the ground turkey meat, roasted pear, minced rosemary, and salt.
  8. Mix well and form into patties.
  9. Pan fry the patties in oil over medium heat until thoroughly cooked. Use a thermometer to ensure proper doneness.
  10. Give thanks and enjoy!


Meal Inspiration:

When it comes to planing the perfect meal, select what’s in season and aim to include a variety of colors, flavors, and textures.

Such as pairing my slightly sweet Roasted Pear and Rosemary Turkey Sausages with the bitterness of baby greens + the zesty bite of crisp radish slices in a colorful salad. Whole roasted radishes and seared Walla Walla onions, fresh from the Farmer’s Market, make this a meal to remember.

“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places…” ~ Camille Pissarro


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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