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The perfect morning treat, this Homemade Breakfast Sausage is full of flavor. Serve it alongside your favorite breakfast sides, in sandwiches, bakes, and more.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage on plate with biscuits with jam.

I’m a huge breakfast person, it is that one meal of the day that really gets you going. I don’t care if I have savory or sweet, but today I’m sharing one of my favorite savory recipes with you.

This Homemade Breakfast Sausage is so easy to throw together, and you can absolutely ditch the store-bought stuff because once you try this, you’ll want to make it all the time.

We have been making our own homemade sausage for a long time, and it is just so much easier than wondering if we have frozen patties or links on hand.

Usually we have all the ingredients needed for this recipe, and everyone goes crazy for it. Even our toddler, she digs in and just loves it.

If you have the time and would rather make something from scratch, you will not be disappointed by this Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe.

Some of our other favorite breakfast recipes that we have on our site include: Cinnamon Roll Buns, Ham and Cheese Savory Bread Pudding and Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels.

Metal spatula holding up one of the sausage patties.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Super flavorful from all the spices.
  2. Easy to double to have more on hand or save for later.
  3. Perfect to use in or on other breakfast items.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

  • Ground pork
  • Garlic
  • Light brown sugar
  • Fresh sage
  • Fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Smoked paprika

Ingredients needed to make Homemade Breakfast Sausage.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE:

  1. Place the ground pork, garlic, brown sugar, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, pepper flakes, poultry seasoning, and paprika in a large bowl. Mix until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least one hour. Overnight is best if you have the time.
  2. Portion the sausage into 12 equal pieces and form into patties.
  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the sausage on each side for about 4-5 minutes until an internal temperature reaches 165°F. Serve immediately.

Step by step photos on how to make Homemade Breakfast Sausage.

DOES THE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE HAVE TO MARINATE?

If you want the full flavor, we highly suggest that you let this marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. It really brings out all the flavors and lets them mingle together before cooking.

If you do not have the time or do not want to wait, you can still make them right away, you just wont get that full punch of flavor.

CAN I USE OTHER SPICES?

Yes, if you are not a fan of all the spices that we use in this recipe, you can add or omit what you do and do not like. Some other spices that we like to use depending on our flavor and spice level include chipotle powder or cayenne.

This is not too spicy, to begin with but it does have a little kick from the red pepper flakes, like I said above, add or omit anything you’d like.

WHAT ELSE CAN I USE THIS SAUSAGE FOR?

You can make larger patties and use them for breakfast sandwiches, you can forgo the patties and just crumble and brown the sausage for biscuits and gravy. 

Another option is browning and using it in some of your favorite breakfast bakes, etc. Whatever you like to do with your breakfast sausage, you can use this as a base.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage on plate with biscuits and orange juice in background.

HOW TO STORE:

To store your Homemade Breakfast Sausage, place it in an airtight container, and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

You can also freeze this recipe, place cooled sausage patties in a freezer container, and they will keep for up to 3 months.

Defrost in the refrigerator overnight until thawed, and you can reheat in a pan or the microwave until heated through.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure your sausage is cooked through until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • This recipe can be doubled.
  • This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • If you want to use ground herbs you can, just use 1 & 1/4 teaspoons of ground in place of the fresh.
  • This can be used in other dishes, see above on how to do that.
  • Swap out your spices if you want to flavor this differently.
  • Make sure to not add oil to your pan for this recipe, there is enough fat in the pork that it will not stick.

Fork holding up one half of the sausage patties showing inside.

Wanting the perfect accompaniment to your breakfast plate? Then look no further, this Homemade Breakfast Sausage will go with all your morning favorites.

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5 from 5 votes

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
The perfect morning treat, this Homemade Breakfast Sausage is full of flavor. Serve it alongside your favorite breakfast sides, in sandwiches, bakes and more.
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Place the ground pork, garlic, brown sugar, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, pepper flakes, poultry seasoning, and paprika in a large bowl. Mix until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least one hour. Overnight is best if you have the time.
    1 ½ pounds ground pork, 4 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage, 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme, 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning, ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Portion the sausage into 12 equal pieces and form into patties.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the sausage on each side for about 4-5 minutes until an internal temperature reaches 165°F. Serve immediately.

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Notes

  • Make sure your sausage is cooked through until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • This recipe can be doubled.
  • This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • If you want to use ground herbs you can, just use 1 & 1/4 teaspoons of ground in place of the fresh.
  • This can be used in other dishes, see above on how to do that.
  • Swap out your spices if you want to flavor this differently.
  • Make sure to not add oil to your pan for this recipe, there is enough fat in the pork that it will not stick.
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Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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