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Turkey Sausages (Qevapi)

A delicious grilled turkey meat sausage, seasoned with chili powder, cumin and other warm spices.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Sandwich, Snack
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Author Leona G.


  • 10-inch Cast Iron Griddle or Fry Pan


Turkey Meat Sausages (Qevapi)

  • 16 oz ground turkey meat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (for frying) or vegetable
  • 1/2 yellow onion grated
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley


  • In a large bowl, combine everything together, except the olive oil. Using a spatula or your hands, mix until all the spices and herbs are incorporated throughout the meat. 
  • Refrigerate the meat for at least 30 min before cooking. 
  • Using your hands, form 14-16 sausage shaped patties, about 3 ½ to 4 inches in length. 
  • With your stove on medium heat, add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan. Cook the sausages in batches of 2, for about 8-10 minutes, making sure to flip them throughout the cooking process.
  • Serve in a pita, a salad, or with a side of rice or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!


  • You could use ground beef, pork, or chicken instead.
  • I use the shredding side of the cheese grater for the onion and the smaller side for grating the garlic. If you don't have a grater, just chop them both very fine.
  • Fry the sausages in batches of 2, so they cook more evenly.