This easy recipe for Scotch Eggs with Turkey Sausage is a high protein and healthy fat snack or meal! Hard-boiled eggs are wrapped with homemade seasoned turkey sausage and baked to perfection. Perfect for a round of Whole30 or to enjoy following a low-carb lifestyle.
When you’re living a busy life, quality fuel is super important. Protein provides your body with the nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy along with high-quality fats. Bring the two together and you have the perfect food to support a healthy lifestyle.
In this recipe, I’ve taken the traditional scotch egg and wrapped it with a homemade turkey sausage made with ground turkey and simple seasonings. It’s then baked in the oven until the sausage is cooked through to enjoy served warm.
Scotch eggs are a great option for Whole30 meal prep because they are made with a homemade sausage blend and offer a quick satisfying meal or snack that can be eaten on the go! This recipe can also be found in the official Whole30 Family and Friends Cookbook!
What is a scotch egg?
Contrary to their name, scotch eggs actually originated in England. Boiled eggs were wrapped in fish paste, then a layer of breadcrumbs but have moved onto its more popular version wrapped in sausage. Scotch eggs can be baked or fried and are enjoyed any time of the day.
Why You’ll Love This Scotch Egg Recipe
Scotch eggs are the perfect snack or meal to keep you satisfied.
A homemade flavorful Whole30 turkey sausage is used in this recipe that can also be used to make other healthy meals.
You can serve it as the main protein with your favorite side dishes or enjoy it on its own.
The flavors in the sausage are completely customizable to your own personal tastes.
2 pounds ground dark meat ground turkey (you can substitute preferred ground meat)
¼ cup caramelized onions, very small dice
½ cup Fuji apple, very small dice
¼ cup of fresh sage, minced
1 tsp ground marjoram
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)
⅛ tsp ground ginger
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
PREHEAT the oven to 350 degrees
LINE a baking sheet with parchment paper
USE your preferred method to cook eggs to medium and peel the shells.
MIX together the ground turkey, onions, apple, sage, salt, pepper and spices until incorporated.
USE a ½ Cup measuring utensil to measure out a scant ½ cup of the meat mixture.
PAT the mixture into a flat patty, approximately ¼- ½” thick, and place the egg in the middle.
CAREFULLY encase the egg with the meat, ensuring it is evenly coated.
CONTINUE this process until all 12 eggs are covered in the meat.
SPREAD the eggs out on the baking sheet ensuring they aren’t touching.
BAKE for 15-18 minutes, testing one to check for preferred yolk doneness.
COOL and then store in a sealed container in the cooler.
*Serving suggestion: Heat up in a cast iron skillet with a little avocado oil or ghee and top with your favorite hot sauce and fresh herbs.
When chopping the apple and caramelized onion for the sausage, make sure they are diced very small. This will help keep an even texture in the sausage.
Don’t overwork meat when combining the ingredients in the ground turkey as the meat can become tough. Work the seasonings into the turkey just until combined.
To get the sausage a perfect thickness, you can place it between two sheets of parchment paper and use a rolling thin to roll out evenly.
Make sure the scotch eggs are not touching as this can cause them to steam and break apart.
The size of your eggs determines how long they need to cook, so make sure you test one for proper cooking time.
Choose your favorite ground meat to make scotch eggs including ground beef, bison, lamb, venison or even ground chicken.
A mix of freshly chopped herbs adds a great flavor to the sausage.
Roll your scotch eggs in a breadcrumb mixture before baking for a crunchy crust on the outside. If Whole30 or paleo, try rolling in a seasoned almond meal.
Don’t like spice? Feel free to omit the chili flake from the seasoning.
Whole30 Meal Prep
Scotch eggs wrapped in homemade turkey sausage are perfect for meal prep on a Whole30 reset. Use these tips to ensure the best taste and flavor while staying Whole30 compliant.
Use pasture-raised eggs.While you can use any eggs you have access to, a pasture-raised egg has great healthy nutrition.
Purchase plain ground meat. Make sure the meat has no additives or fillers that are not compliant with a Whole30 reset.
Check your labels. Check the labels on any spices and seasonings you’re using to make sure they contain no sugars or preservatives.
Storing & Freezing
Storing: Leftover scotch eggs can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 4-5 days. To reheat, add them to a skillet with heated avocado oil and saute with herbs and spices until warmed through.
Freezing: Due to the delicate nature of the protein in cooked eggs, the texture will change when thawing, therefore freezing is not recommended.
Do you eat a scotch egg warm or cold?
This highly versatile protein can be eaten warm, cold, or at room temperature.
What do you eat with a scotch egg?
Scotch eggs can be eaten with a green salad, vegetables, or any side dish you choose!
Does my yolk need to be fully cooked?
This is a matter of personal preference. While this recipe has a cooked center, feel free to experiment with egg cooking times to your desired taste.