Breakfast Sausage recipe

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

5/5 (1)
20 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Start your day off right with this highly-rated recipe for breakfast sausage patties. Save it for later, you’ll want to make it again and again!

Nothing beats the aroma of freshly cooked breakfast sausages wafting through the kitchen in the morning. This recipe, with its exquisite blend of spices, transforms ordinary ground pork into delectable sausage patties that are a symphony of flavors. A true morning indulgence that will have you savoring every delicious bite. Get ready to elevate your breakfast game with these irresistible sausages!

Breakfast Sausage Ingredients

This highly-rated recipe uses ground pork and a blend of spices to create delicious breakfast sausages. The pork is mixed with brown sugar, sage, salt, black pepper, marjoram, red pepper flakes, and cloves to give the sausages a sweet, savory, and slightly spicy flavor that you won’t be able to resist.

Breakfast Sausage step by step recipe

How to Cook Breakfast Sausage

These sausage patties are quick and easy to make, taking only 20 minutes to come together. Check out the full recipe below for a delicious breakfast option.

Season Pork

Combine the spices and seasonings in a small bowl. I’ll also make sure there are no spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors. Combine the spice mixture with ground pork in a large bowl, using your hands.

Form Patties

Shape the seasoned sausage into patties by rolling evenly sized portions into balls and then flattening them into discs. This recipe should yield about six patties.

Breakfast Sausage

Cook Sausage

Heat the patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy on both sides.

What to Serve With Breakfast Sausage

For a restaurant-quality breakfast sandwich, place a breakfast sausage patty between two halves of a biscuit. You can use store-bought biscuits or try one of our delicious from-scratch recipes. These patties are a great addition to traditional breakfast foods like scrambled eggs, grits, waffles, or pancakes.

How to Store Breakfast Sausage

Store cooked breakfast sausages in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days, and reheat until warmed through on the stove, in the microwave, or in the oven.

how to cook Breakfast Sausage

Can You Freeze Breakfast Sausage?

Sure, I can help you with that. These breakfast sausage patties can be frozen and reheated with ease. To freeze them, simply arrange the cooled patties in a single layer on a baking sheet, cover them, and flash freeze them for a few hours or up to overnight. Once frozen, transfer them to a zip-top freezer bag labeled with the date, squeeze out the excess air, seal the bag, and freeze for up to three months.

When you are ready to enjoy them, microwave or bake the patties from frozen until they are heated through.


The recipe is very simple, which is excellent from a healthy eating perspective. We have one main ingredient combined with spices, and this is the best way to prepare a main dish that one can imagine. However, ground pork by itself is not the healthiest among meat products. The high content of saturated fats, combined with relatively hard-to-digest protein and meat fibers, does not allow this ingredient to be classified as healthy. You can prepare these sausages in a healthier way by using lean cuts of pork, beef (or even replacing them with lean meats like turkey, chicken, or rabbit) and making the mince yourself. By reducing the fat content in the dish, you decrease its overall calorie count while maintaining (or even increasing) the amount of valuable protein. In that case, this dish is ideal for your lunch, whether you're looking to lose weight or gain lean muscle mass. I never recommend eating meat in any form for breakfast and dinner, as our body requires lighter-to-digest foods during morning and evening hours. However, if it's brunch or an early dinner, then this dish is also permissible (but always in combination with vegetables and a small amount of light side dish).

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Health score:
7 / 10
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Breakfast, Brunch
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 patties
The ingredients you need:
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons dried sage
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pinch ground cloves
2 pounds ground pork
Let’s start !

Gather all ingredients.

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Mix brown sugar, sage, salt, black pepper, marjoram, red pepper flakes, and cloves in a small bowl until well combined.


Place the pork in a large bowl. Add the spice mixture and mix well using your hands. Form the mixture into 6 patties.


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute patties until browned, crispy, and fully cooked through. Use an instant-read thermometer to check that the center has reached at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).


“This dish is best served hot. Make sure to enjoy it!”

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 409
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g41%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 861mg37%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g1%
Total Sugars 2g 
Protein 26g 
Vitamin C 1mg7%
Calcium 31mg2%
Iron 2mg9%
Potassium 447mg10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra layer of richness, try using ground pork with a slightly higher fat content. The additional fat contributes to juicier and more flavorful sausage patties. Just be mindful not to overcook them, ensuring a perfect balance of tenderness and taste. A delightful way to start your day!

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