Turkey sausage has fewer calories and less fat than traditional sausage. In this 25-minute recipe, it's coated with maple syrup and served with sage-flavored sweet onions and wilted spinach.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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15 mins
25 mins


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  • In a very large nonstick skillet cook sausage slices over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until sausage is heated through and browned, stirring occasionally (see Tip). Reduce heat to medium-low and add syrup, tossing to coat sausage. Remove sausage from skillet using a slotted spoon; cover and keep warm.

  • Add broth, onion, sage and pepper to skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is just tender, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium. Add spinach to hot skillet; cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is just wilted, tossing once.

  • Divide spinach evenly among four serving plates. Top with sausage slices.


Tip: Make sure your skillet is at least 12 inches in diameter. It needs to be this large to accommodate the 10 cups of fresh spinach. Use long-handled tongs to easily grab and toss the spinach in the skillet after 30 seconds of cooking.

Nutrition Facts

4-5 slices sausage and about 1/2 cup spinach
169 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 13.3g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 8.6g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 46.8mg; vitamin a iu 8008.3IU; vitamin c 25.6mg; folate 168.7mcg; calcium 105.6mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 17.4mg; potassium 186.6mg; sodium 816mg.

2 lean protein, 1 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate