These easy homemade breakfast sausage patties will be your new favorite savory breakfast treat! You can make these for a lazy weekend brunch, or make a batch ahead of time to reheat when you’re in a hurry. They’re paleo and whole30 friendly and ready in 10 minutes!Have you noticed Saturdays have become my recipe day? So I’ve become a little fixated on that, I’m not gonna lie. It seems reasonable enough to think that at least ONE thing I make during the week will pass the test to go on the blog but there still is some pressure there I’m putting on myself.
It was Thursday and I hadn’t made anything blog worthy, mostly just recycled recipes or variations on old meals, and I was starting to twitch. BUT SATURDAY IS RECIPE DAY. MUST POST RECIPE OR ELSE UNSPECIFIED BAD EVENTS WILL ENSUE.
Yes, I’m crazy and in reality I know my 4 Saturday recipe readers could just google paleo-whatever and have 100 recipes at their finger tips that are better than what I would’ve posted. But still, I’m compulsive and that’s the way it’s gonna be.
So Thursday I looked around my kitchen hoping to think up something magical based on the few things I had left for the week. A spaghetti squash, some arugula, ground meat, onions and not much else. I decided I’d make some sort of spaghetti and meatball bake and started to roast my squash. I never set an oven timer because I secretly enjoy doing stupid things and living on the edge.
I also overestimate the power of my memory, which at one point was truly sharp and now it’s closer to the other side. I recited over and over in my head the time I needed to take the squash out. But distraction happened. Potty training had just started (yes finally!) and my son and I got into a deep conversation about his new underwear, and, the next thing I knew it was 10 minutes passed the time I had recited.
Crap. Spaghetti squash doesn’t give you a lot of leeway. It was mush. I still made the meatballs and ate the squash myself, but believe me, it wasn’t recipe worthy.
So, time was running out and I was left with not much more than ground pork in my fridge. Something was going to have to come about Friday for breakfast otherwise I was done. So after a short 3 mile run I took out the pork, spices, and the rest is sausage history!
I can assure you this is easy and quick, because from start to finish it was 15 minutes flat which in my opinion really makes anything recipe worthy. Who doesn’t like easy and quick? Proof you can do this any weekday morning for breakfast and still get out the door in time, with mascara on and blow-dried hair if you’re inclined 😉
Easy Homemade Breakfast Sausage
- 1 lb ground pork organic, chicken or turkey if you prefer
- 2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/8 tsp red cayenne pepper optional
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
- 1-2 tbsp ghee or other cooking fat, for frying
In a large bowl, combine the pork with all the seasoning and spices, adjusting spice levels for the red pepper flakes and cayenne if you choose (this came out mild-med spicy but I am a spice wimp so don't quote me!)
Mix well with your hands to incorporate all the seasoning into the meat.
Form 6 patties from the mixture about 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Heat a large saute pan over med to med-hi heat heat and add the ghee or cooking fat.
Once the pan is heated up add the patties and fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through and browned on the outside.
Remove from pan and serve with eggs, roasted veggies or even bacon like my daughter asked for (for the record I told her that was excessively meaty and she was served eggs.)
These can also be refrigerated or frozen and cooked at a later point. Just freeze if you don't plan to cook them within 3 days. Enjoy!
Do you become fixated on doing something simply because it’s become a routine, running, cooking or otherwise?
Do you even remotely care what day I post recipes?
Reader Reviews & Comments
Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy says
I love that you use ground pork with poultry seasoning, because why not? Haha 🙂
Haha! Works for me! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I put poultry seasoning on a lot of things because I love the combo of seasonings.
I think that there is something nice about what to expect and what to keep your eye out for. That said, as long as we get the recipe, we’re happy! And I love that you are posting these–I rarely cook with ground pork, but you may have just inspired me to rock it out!
I have only been cooking ground pork recently, I just never thought to buy it in the past but I got tired of ground beef and turkey so decided to branch out! Plus I’m just a huge fan of sausage 🙂 I am going to try to stick to the saturday recipe now, I’m feeling committed to it!
I don’t care which day as long as there is at least one recipe per week:) You are doing a great job, Michele!
Thanks Amanda! There are weeks when I get really creative with cooking and others when nothing seems right! Saturday seems to work so I have the whole week to figure something out 🙂
Lindsey C says
I’m a pretty systematic person, and greatly enjoy my routines, so I completely appreciate your need to post a recipe today! Although I’ll admit, I hadn’t noticed this was your routine until you pointed it out – haha!
Your recipes always are easy and yummy, so keep them coming. I follow you on Instagram as @wholecoop4 and try to give you credit whenever you’re my inspiration 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Thanks! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the recipes! I try to make everything really doable because most people just don’t have the time and motivation for gourmet meals (not me at least!) and I will definitely check you out on instagram, thanks!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine says
This looks like something I could try that would be totally different from stuff I usually make!
I feel like I like using recipes as “fillers” when I don’t have anything else to blog. I also like posting them on Saturdays because I find that typically not as many people read blogs on the weekends and recipes are something at people can find and use at whatever point they want.
Sounds like we’re thinking alike! That was all my rationale for the saturday recipe 🙂
how do you know the way to my heart? I LOVE SAUSAGE!
It is good isn’t it!
I love me some sausage rounds … looks bloody amazing! 🙂
Hope you try it out!
Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious!!
Hope you try it!
Yum! I’ve been making my own homemade sausage lately as well and love adding in apples to give it a little something extra. It’s so easy to make and so good!
Apples are good with it too! I made some chicken apple sausage patties about a month ago – delicious!
Elsbeth mcewan says
Where can I get the recipe for the chicken Apple sausage?
Here is the link! https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/easy-homemade-chicken-apple-sausage-paleo-whole30/
John MacDowall says
Made the sausages and a video:
Just made this to have breakfast ready for the week along with egg muffins…SO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome! So thrilled you liked it 🙂
We don’t have sugar free meat products here in Alaska and saved our breakfast! Delicious!
I’m curious, Michele; when you mention cayenne pepper, do you know the Scoville rating on the heat scale? I use 90,000, so 1/8 tsp. would probably be about right for me in this recipe. (I like some heat). Also, the apple sounds like a lovely addition; have you made this recipe with apple? I will be making this later this week, and I will get 8 patties from a pound of pork, as about 2 oz. of meat is as much as I can handle at one time. I enjoy your recipes and chats, and have make other recipes of yours – all were keepers, and I intend to respond each time I make one.
P Thompson says
Delicious and easy. Only added 1 tbsp of dried sage. Thanks
I have been making this regularly since my March whole30. It is so simple and seriously so delicious! What started as a search for an egg free breakfast quickly became one of my favorite things to eat, period. Thank you!
That’s awesome to hear!!
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I have been looking for a chicken breakfast sausage recipe for a while since I love sausage but don’t want all the additives. I made the recipe as written except I crushed the fennel a bit. Fried them up in coconut oil spray. Excellent!!
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Mary Cowells says
Thank you for sharing your recipe for easy homemade breakfast sausage. This is really helpful much especially for housewive in providing different types of breakfast meal for their kids and husband.
Jennifer Burke says
I’m so glad I found this recipe! I’ve made breakfast sausage quite a bit but it’s never tasted as good as this. This will be the only way I make it from now on. Thank you!
Susan S says
I added 1 1/2 t sage & 1/2 t sweet paprika. No nutmeg and 1 t fennel. I used unsalted butter instead of ghee. I made 8 patties, preferring them small. I did not use any crushed red pepper.
I added 1 t @ red onion and garlic grated to mix.
This was far better than any store bought!
The breakfast sausage is just right. Have tried this with ground Turkey, and enjoy.
This recipe is fantastic! I have been using it for over a year as a base for so many things including breakfast hash! When doing AIP I omitted seeds and added 12 tablespoons of fresh vegetable mash (Dr. Kharrazian). It is still one of my favorites! Thank you so much for your hard work and generosity in sharing your creations.