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Sausage Filled Potato Dumplings

  • Ready Time: 16min
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  • Prep Time: 15min
    Cook Time: 6min
  • Potato Type: Russet
  • Serves: 8
    Prep Method: Pan Fry
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Recipe by: Janette Fuschi

Mashed potato dumplings are filled with spices sausage and fried until crispy on the outside. A delicious new way to serve potatoes.


  • 14 ounces turkey sausage, removed from it’s casing
  • 1 small or ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 3 large russet potatoes about 14 ounces each, cooked, peeled, mashed and allowed to cool * see note
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Vegetable oil

Prep Time: 15min | Cook Time: 6min

  1. Add the sausage meat, onion, sage and fennel to a sauté pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, breaking up the meat as it browns, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, egg and flour to the mashed potatoes.
  5. Mix well until the egg and flour are well combined.
  6. Take a golf ball size handful of potato and shape into a flat pancake.
  7. Place 1 tablespoon of sausage in the center, then place another pancake of potato on top, sealing the edges. Shape into ‘hockey’ puck shapes.
  8. Add the oil ¼ to a sauté pan over medium heat.
  9. Once the oil starts to ripple, carefully add 3 dumplings (don’t overcrowd the pan).
  10. Fry the dumplings for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve warm.


A quick way to cook potatoes: Prick holes in the potatoes with a fork and microwave them 1 at a time on high for 4 minutes, turn over and repeat. Allow to cool enough to handle, then they are easy to peel and mash.




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