Kirkwood Turkey with Cheddar Sausage

In my family, we use our charcoal grill and our gas grill in lots of different kinds of weather. We love to grill during the warmer months, but we have also been known to fire up the grill when it’s cold outside. We’ve grilled in light snow. We’ve grilled in drizzling rain. But the spring and summer months are by far our favorite time to grill.

We typically grill burgers and hot dogs, but we’ve also grilled shrimp skewers, pork steaks, chicken breasts, and veggies like asparagus. I recently found these turkey sausages with cheddar cheese at Aldi, and they looked like the perfect thing to toss on the grill on a warm spring evening.

Kirkwood Turkey with Cheddar Sausage

Kirkwood Fully Cooked Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese cost $3.09 for a 13.5-ounce package at the time of publication. The package contains six sausages, so that comes out to about 52 cents per sausage. The package states these have 60% less fat than beef smoked sausage.

Based on the signage, I initially thought these were a Regular Buy that was sold all year. However, I recently spotted these among a lot of Seasonal Items in the weekly Aldi ad. That means they may only be available for a few months, in this case during the spring and summer grilling season. Aldi does not offer online ordering if these are not in stock at your local store.

These should be kept refrigerated. After opening the package, serve these within three days. They may be kept frozen for up to 4 months. The package also reminds that when serving children younger than 5 years of age, these should be cut lengthwise, then sliced.

A package has six sausages or six servings.

The nutrition information is sort of baffling because it lists information and ingredients for both Smoked Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese and Smoked Turkey Sausage with Monterey Jack Cheese. I’m not sure why the sausage with Monterey Jack cheese is listed here.

One serving of the Smoked Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese has 120 calories, 6 grams of total fat (8% DV), 2.5 grams of saturated fat (13% DV), 570 mg of sodium (25% DV), 6 grams of total carbohydrates (2% DV), and 2 grams of added sugars (4% DV).

These do contain some processed ingredients and preservatives, but they’re sausages, so that’s not a surprise.

Kirkwood Turkey with Cheddar Sausage

Nutrition information, ingredients, and preparation instructions. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain milk.

The package has directions for microwaving, grilling, or pan frying these.

To microwave, place links in a shallow microwave-safe dish. Add 1/2 inch of water and cover. Microwave for approximately 2 minutes for 1-2 links or 3-5 minutes for 4-6 links. Remove from microwave and pour off water. Let stand 2 minutes before serving.

If you grill these, to avoid splitting open, place the links on foil with a small amount of water until heated through. Remove the foil and brown the sausages. When not using the foil, turn the links frequently. These should take approximately 10-15 minutes on the grill. Do not place cold links directly on the hottest spot on the grill.

To pan fry, place links in a shallow pan with 1/2 inch of water and cover. Simmer and turn until links are heated through, approximately 7 minutes. To brown, pour off remaining water, remove cover, and heat at medium until brown, turning links occasionally.

Kirkwood Turkey with Cheddar Sausage

Turkey sausages after grilling.

We opted to cook our sausages alongside some Aldi burgers on our charcoal grill. They were easy to heat that way and turned out great. They taste like a mix between a hot dog and a sausage, and even the people in my house who prefer hot dogs over sausage liked these. The little bits of gooey cheese scattered inside these sausages is a nice touch. These would be a good addition to any cookout or grilled meal.

The Verdict:

Kirkwood Turkey with Cheddar Sausage is an excellent choice to throw on your grill, or you can also pan fry or microwave them. They’re flavorful and savory, with little gooey spots of cheddar cheese scattered throughout. We approve.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at

One Comment

  1. I bought them last year and loved them (turkey cheddar sausage). I bought a pack this year and the meat texture was nothing but mush. Aldi money back guarantee was used. I wish they wouldn’t alter products like they do. (different supplier, different recipe, whatever).

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