Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links Review

Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links

If you only know Jimmy Dean for their frozen breakfast sandwiches, you might be surprised to learn they also make basic breakfast meats. Not too long ago, we checked out their pork sausage links, and today we’re tasting the Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links.

Inside the box you’ll find two sealed packets; each packet contains six links for a total of a dozen sausage links per box. This is very convenient for anyone who wants to cook six links at a time, but less convenient for anyone who wants to cook any other number of links (except for 12, of course).

These can be cooked in a skillet or a microwave. While the microwave seems easier, we’ve had problems with microwaved turkey sausage that ends up feeling rubbery. We opted for the skillet here.

The instructions say to place these in a cold skillet, then heat the whole thing up. However, we think these might actually turn out a little better if you use some cooking oil and drop the links into an already-heated skillet. This is primarily because they turn out a little dry on the outside, and we think that having a little bit of oil to absorb might mitigate this a bit. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions for these frozen sausages, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links

Of course, the links actually taste great. They’re not quite as “snappy” as a spiced pork sausage would be, but they still have a pretty decent flavor to them. We blackened the outer edge in a few places, and the smokey, charred flavor disguised the fact that these are turkey and not pork. In fact, if you add some syrup, you could probably pass these off as the standard pork links.

The package considers three links to be a serving size, and since there are a dozen links in this box, there are four servings here. We think this is probably a fair serving size, as these are intended to be a side dish rather than the primary portion of a hearty breakfast. If you stick to the recommended trio of sausage links, you’ll be consuming 130 calories (70 from fat) and 490 mg of sodium. That’s not bad on its own, but those numbers are a little high considering this is a small side portion.

The Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links are great, though we think that adding some oil — or even water — to your skillet before cooking would make these just about perfect.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these frozen sausage links, check out our package scans below.

Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links
Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Links