Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Grain Free, Low Carb – Paleo
12 muffins

For the sausage*

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon fennel seeds or 2 tbs. fresh chopped fennel (green part)
1 tsp. dried basil or 1 tbs. fresh chopped
1 teaspoon dried parsley or 2 tbs. fresh chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For the muffins

2 cups broccoli, finely chopped
½ cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 cup shredded non-dairy cheese
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes (soaked in oil), finely chopped or 15 grape or cherry tomatoes halved or quartered if they are larger
1 teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
3 small scallions finely chopped (white and green parts)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
10 large eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.
2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook onion and garlic for five minutes or until onion has browned and softened. Remove from skillet and cool for 10 minutes.
3. In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey and the onion mixture. Add the rest of the sausage ingredients, and mix with your hands until thoroughly blended.
4. Form patties of desired width and thickness (slider size) by hand. Cook in the skillet over medium heat for eight minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Set aside to cool, then chop and crumble sausage into bite-size pieces.
5. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, mushroom. sausage, cheese, tomatoes, basil, oregano, scallions, and salt.
6. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Pour into the broccoli mixture and mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cups and top with chives.
7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
*These make great turkey “sliders”. Double the recipe so you can have some for lunch or dinner and pop them into gluten free slider rolls. Click here to find the slider buns.
However, if you need to save time and make this easier, slice up quality turkey sausage i.e. Applegate Farms and simply place that in the bottom of the muffin tins instead of the homemade sausage.