Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Who doesn’t love breakfast sausage? And when you take the extra time to make it homemade you will have a hard time eating the packaged stuff again. After trying a few different recipes I finally created “The One.” Mom was right! When you meet, “The One” you will know it! lol I don’t think she was talking about sausage but after first bite I knew this was it.  Like any other recipe, add or subtract whatever you want to make it satisfy your amazing palette. That’s the fun part, right? This recipe does have a bit of heat so if you want to avoid that I would leave out the red pepper flakes.

I usually buy Pork Butt in bulk and grind it up myself, one, because it’s cheaper and two, because I like to control the consistency. However, whether you grind it yourself or buy the meat already ground it’s still amazingly good. I was just so blown away by the flavor I wanted to share these right away with my family and the whole neighborhood! So I asked my teenage daughter, “Is it weird to give sausage away as a gift?” As usual, she gave me that “Mom you’re not serious” look and replied, “Yes, that is weird.” But I don’t care what she says if someone handed me some homemade breakfast  sausage that tasted like this, I would be beside myself.

But, you be the judge.

Breakfast Sausage

Serving Size: 8 servings


  • 1 lb ground Pork

  • 2 tsp fresh Sage, chopped

  • 1 TBS fresh Thyme, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt

  • 2 tsp Light Brown Sugar

  • 1 tsp ground fennel

  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

  • 1/4 tsp ground Pepper

  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika

  • Nonstick Spray


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

  • Spray skillet with non-stick spray and pan-fry one patty to test seasoning. *Place bowl in the refrigerator while preforming test to keep cool.

  • Adjust seasoning if desired.

  • Make patties out of the remaining mixture and pan-fry until cooked through.

  • Serve warm and enjoy!


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Christina is a wife and mother to three beautiful children. She holds a degree in culinary arts and is currently enrolled in Bible college to become that much more effective for the Kingdom. Her passions include working with teens, cooking, and all things avocado. She and her family currently reside in the country of Japan.

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