Raise you hand if breakfast sausage is your “jam.”   I love breakfast sausage, but a good, homemade breakfast sausage is hard to come by.  The grocery store ones usually have a bascrillion ingredients (dude, why?!) and sugar. Lotsa suga!!!

I’ve actually been working on this simple, savory, sausage recipe for quite some time.  I just couldn’t get that spice ratio right. Let’s just say lots of sausage patties have been made and consumed in the last few months.  Now before I move on to the recipe there are a few tips so that you can make the most out of your breakfast sausage experiment!

Tip 1:  mix all of your spices in a little bowl before you mix it in with the meat.

Tip 2:  although pork is the preferred choice for breakfast sausage,  any ground meat will work! So if you don’t eat pork, try ground chicken, ground beef etc.

Tip 3: After you mix everything together, let it sit for 30 min.  This isn’t necessary, but it really helps the flavors develop into glorious delciousness.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8


  • 1 lb ground pork (any ground meat is fine)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbl ground sage or crushed dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbl oil
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. In a little bowl, mix all your spices together.
  2. Place your meat, spices, and egg white into another bowl. Mix well and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour (optional)
  3. In a large skillet, heat up your oil.
  4. Make patties out of the meat and place into the skillet.
  5. Let cook 4 min each side or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with eggs and a side of greens!
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These freeze fantastically!  There are a couple different ways you can do it…..raw or cooked!

If raw; flatten into patties and place a piece of wax paper between each patty.  Put in a big ziplock bag and freeze.

If cooked; wait until they have completely cooled, then place wax paper between them, bag them and freeze.  When reheating you can place in a skillet for a few minutes, in your microwave, or in a 375 degree oven (wrapped in aluminum foil) until heated through; about 7 minutes or so.

I hope that you love these breakfast sausages as much as we do!


Whole30: yes

Paleo: yes

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