Let me start out here by saying that while I like to eat I am not one to spend a lot of time cooking so I am always looking for convenience items. I was looking for Italian Sausage for a simple recipe that I make and normally buy the raw sausage. I saw Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Hearty Sausage Crumbles and this intrigued the lazy cook side of me. I noticed they also had a Turkey variety which was about half the calories. I was not expecting much but thought I would give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised.
*Click Photos to see in a Larger Size DESCRIPTION: Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Hearty Sausage Crumbles in Turkey are exactly what you would expect. Bite sized crumbles of sausage made from turkey. They come in a red bag that contains 9.6 oz. It says on the package that this amount is equivalent to 16 oz. of raw sausage. The other thing that caught my eye on the package was that it contained 60% less fat. This translates to less calories too. The Sausage Crumbles come in a ziplock bag style packaging that I find very convenient.
note: photos can be enlarged for larger viewing.TASTE: I seriously could not taste the difference between the Turkey Sausage and the regular sausage. I had my husband try it, because he is so picky and normally rejects turkey substitutes. He could not tell the difference either. We feel that it has a mild Italian Sausage Flavor like you would expect to find on a pizza, or in a breakfast sausage.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Hearty Sausage Crumbles in Turkey are great out of the bag as a snack or they can be used in a variety of recipes. I use them with breakfast sandwiches, on pizza and in Mostaccioli. For extra flavor you could use them in place of ground beef in many recipes.