This is a nice lean turkey sausage with great flavor. Most sausages are loaded with fat and saturated fat but when using turkey you can surely cut the fat in half if not more! I have seen other varieties of pork sausages have up to 25 grams of fat per serving! This product has phenomenal flavor and the perfect ingredient to spice up any dish.
Looking at the nutrition facts there is one thing that catches my eye – the sodium level. With the American Heart Association’s new recommendations at 1500 mgs per day, sodium definitely needs to be looked at very closely.
So with my concerns in mind, I made a nice dish the other night where I just added veggies! I opted to use no-added-sodium in the dish and I think that was key!
Turkey Sausage Succotash
1/2 lb ground turkey sausage
1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium-sized potatoes, cubed
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, chopped and seeded
black pepper, optional
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Brown meat in skillet and set aside. In another skillet pan add the olive oil and potatoes. Cook potatoes until tender. Add the peppers, onion, jalapeno and sauté until tender. Season with black pepper. Add turkey sausage back into the skillet with the vegetables. Top with chopped parsley.
It was super simple and using the flavors from the fresh vegetables, parsley and using all the seasonings from the Italian sausage, I will have to say it was pretty tasty! And we added no extra sodium!