Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe

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If you love breakfast sausage, try this homemade recipe. Super tasty and surprisingly easy… just a bunch of seasonings mixed together with ground pork!

Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Last week, I tried making some breakfast sausage and they were sooooo good! And really simple to make 🙂 I had all the spices on hand and it certainly beats buying store bought breakfast sausage {with ingredients I can’t pronounce!} Also, cheaper! Hey Safeway: put THAT in your pipe and smoke it! Suckas!

We like putting these in little breakfast burritos or on the side of our pancakes. A little drizzle of maple syrup on these guys is kind of a dreamy combination. If you’ve never made your own, I’d highly recommend it! Here’s how you make my version:

Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Start out with one pound of ground pork. Plop that into a small bowl.

Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Next measure out all your spices. There are sort of a lot of these involved, but every one adds a little je-ne-sais-qua that makes these taste better than the store bought version. Also, not pictured: brown sugar, salt and pepper.

Breakfast Sausage

I also had some of this on hand. It’s probably one of my favorite spices to use in the Fall. Delicious!! I added a teaspoon of this to the mix too.

Breakfast Sausage

Stir all the spices into the meat and mix well! Then scoop them out into 12 even balls and flatten into patties.

Breakfast Sausage

Cook in your pan until thoroughly cooked and drain on paper towels and serve as you like! That’s it 🙂 See? Totally doable!

Here’s the printable:

4.7 from 13 votes

Easy Homemade Breakfast Sausage

If you love breakfast sausage, try this homemade recipe. Super tasty and surprisingly easy... just a bunch of seasonings mixed together with ground pork!
servings 12 mini patties
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smokehouse maple seasoning optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir seasonings together with ground pork. Scoop into 12 even balls {I used a cookie scoop for this}, form into patties and fry in a nonstick skillet with a little cooking spray. Once fully cooked, remove to paper towels and serve as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 108mg | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Sausage
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48 Responses
  1. Courtney

    I really love the idea of having control of portions. I’m hoping these freeze well 🙂 Would be perfect for quick breakfast sandwiches too!

  2. Leah | So, How's It Taste?

    It has never occurred to me to try to make my own breakfast sausage, but that would be so fun to experiment with different spices. I have also never heard of that smokehouse maple seasoning but I think I need it!

    1. LORI HUTCHISON

      5 stars
      I just tried your recipe & have to admit it was so easy and tasteful! I’m a scratch cook & have been for years… I had been given some fresh ground pork and my husband asked for some sausage this morning. … so being the great wife that I am (lol) I found your recipe and the spices are spot on. I would add a bit more cayenne pepper next time but other than that it was a hit. Hubby asked what kind of sausage it was… when I told him it was mine (or yours) he was impressed. I will be doing this more often since I have the fresh ground pork to use… thanks a lot!!!

  3. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    I hated being sick when my kids were really little… now I can just tell them to get their own toast while I nap on the couch, so it gets easier… promise! Ps..This is on my to do list fo sho!

  4. SuperCutePetContest

    I hope you are feeling better! I have never made breakfast sausage like that but definitely will! The smokehouse maple seasoning is SO good! I love to use it when I bake salmon.

  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    Every year my family gets together to make large batches of homemade sausage. (like over 200lbs.) By about August we are out of sausage. This recipe is great to have on hand for those mornings you want the good homemade stuff.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    My husband is a high school football coach and we are expecting our first baby come December so I have been saving Parenthood and Friday Night Lights for us to watch during feedings and rare moments of downtime during the holidays. I know he will be so hooked too! These are so easy, I need to get on this and make a batch and pop them in the freezer for later.

  7. Courtney @ Neighborfood

    Ugh. I totally feel you on the sick front. The hubby and I are both sick right now so I can’t even get him to make me tea and give me sympathy back rubs. The two of us together are ultra pathetic. But it does make for some great snotty TV watching.

    When we’re healthy we put sausage in EVERYTHING, so I’ll definitely have to try this!

  8. Joel Cuervo

    5 stars
    Best breakfast sausages EVER!!!!! When I did the steps I thought ‘oh this isn’t that difficult at all’. I called over my kids to try it out and they thought that I bought it in the store . Next thing you know I had to make some more of how good it was .

  9. Megan

    We love homemade breakfast sausage (I’ve used Alton Brown’s recipe in the past). I’ll have to try yours w/ the maple seasoning – sounds yummy! By the way, we have had great success at using ground turkey too, for those who want a leaner option.

  10. Rodrigo

    I made this recipe today. Have to say im a little disappointed, it doesnt taste like those breakfast sausages you buy on the supermarket, it has too much rosemary and it dominates the flavors.

    I didnt have the last one, the smoked….maybe this is the problem.

    All the ingredients were weighed on a digital scale to cut weight errors.

    Made 2 separate batches of pork loin and pork leg.

    But thank you anyway for sharing the recipe.

    1. Chardi

      Try grounding the rosemary. I dont like big chunks so I just smashed the rosemary needles with the bottom of my meat tenderizer and it was perfect. . At first it sounded like thee would be too much herbs but it was perfect. Mild and farm fresh flavor so, this is my go-to sausage from now on. I SUGGEST 2 POUNDS OF PORK- it’s that good.

  11. Mark Viduk

    5 stars
    Your breakfast sausages are amazing and you are a caring wife.
    However, if your husband is sick, it’s better if he’s eating hot soup.
    Go back to your breakfast sausage, it is easy to do. I will try to do it this weekend with the kids.

  12. Katie Thibeau

    5 stars
    I made these for without the optional seasoning (because I didn’t have it) and used maple syrup instead and they were GREAT!!! I have tried a few other recipes for breakfast sausage and this is the BEST one! Thank you.. This is going in my recipe catalog!!!

  13. Kelly

    5 stars
    I just tried a half batch of this with a 1/2 pound of ground turkey I had. I mixed it all thoroughly and took a tsp of the mixture and made a mini patty to taste test. I was impressed. I’m making a biscuit sized patty for my hubby to have in the morning. That will be the real test for me! Regardless, I love it and it’s definitely something I can tweak, if needed. Thank you!

  14. Lester Booher

    I am going to try this,I am after a spicy sausage,I am not sure what the Marjoram is,I don’t think I have used it b4.This sounds like what I am wanting to make.I am taking Pork,and making spicy sausage out of it.Then taking Burger,Mixing it and Making Chile.Not quite sure what I am expecting,I just know I want something different.I am open to suggestions if any one has made Chile Like this b4.I think I’m wanting hot with a Spicy sausage taste.I know I’m probably not making since but it’s just a thought and I wanted to see if I can do that.After all thats what experimenting with cooking is about,a Idea then Try and c Right? Thanks for ur Receipt and Thanks to who ever sends me any help for What I think I want.lol.

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  16. Beth R.

    Had some extra pork from a roast and normally we make ham loaf, but hubby wanted to try and make some sausage. To Pinterest we went and this is the one we tried. It is so good! We didn’t have the smokehouse seasoning, but it really didn’t need it. The spices are savory and warm with just a bit of sweetness from the brown sugar. If you don’t like sweet you could cut back and it will still be delicious! We will for sure be making this again!

  17. Laura @ ElectroGrinder

    It looks amazing, I will try it ASAP using electric meat grinder at home. I am sure that this will be tasty.

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  19. Tor

    5 stars
    I make a lot of smoked meats, my own bacon, jerky, and lots of other thing to do with meat. This recipe was UNREAL. Instead of maple flavored product I used my own home made maple syrup. Legit unreal. Thank you for the recipe!

  20. George Verity

    5 stars
    Lauren,

    Thank you for this recipe! Your recipe inspired me to create a breakfast sausage the rivals the best I have had ever. I needed a breakfast sausage my wife could eat, aka low salt. I had tried using potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride, but it was horrible. So,I knew I needed to use salt, but cut it down to portions that would work for her. This recipe is delicious and has 100 mg of salt (sodium chloride) per 1.6 oz patty. Searching the web, I was inspired by the comments on Lauren’s homemade-breakfast-sausage. However, some of the ingredients were obvious misses for my palate (probably should try it though :-). Most sausage has a signature herb, and for breakfast it is sage, kielbasa is marjoram, and andouille is thyme. This recipe had all of those plus rosemary! Also, this recipe called for salt from 2 sources. So, I tweaked it and came out with an amazing sausage with 100mg of salt per patty! Thank you.

    First my pork: I grind my own and add in .5 pounds of back fat (Not salt pork) to every 2.5 pounds of ground pork butt. Or 3.2 Oz to 12.8 oz for a pound of ground meat. Here is the recipe with my teaks.

    1 lb. ground pork as noted above
    1 Tablespoon brown sugar
    ½ Teaspoon salt
    ½ Teaspoon ground black pepper
    ¼ Teaspoon dried thyme
    ½ Teaspoon dried sage
    ½ Teaspoon red pepper flakes
    2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

  21. Stewart brashear

    1 star
    Rosemary in anything sucks sorry! My daughter uses it. One of the most obnoxious spices there is next to oregano. Sorry

  22. Katherine

    5 stars
    Husband LOVED this recipe….still haven’t bought the rosemary and substituted oregano for the marjoram but so far it’s great!

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