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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

This homemade Breakfast Sausage is made with ground pork and seasonings, like herbs, garlic, and paprika. You can make it ahead of time and freeze it to always have it on hand!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 201kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon sage chopped
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  • Place pork in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add seasoning, garlic and herbs.
  • Mix it thoroughly. Use your hands for best results.
  • You can chill the mixture for up to 12 hours or use right away.
  • Using an spring scoop or ¼ cup, scoop mixture and form into ½" thick patties OR scoop 2 tablespoons of pork mixture and form into links.
  • Heat up a tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil in a pan and fry sausage on both sides until nicely brown and cooked through.
  • Serve right away or cool completely and freeze.


  • If you are using lean ground pork (80% lean), there might be not enough fat in it to make the sausage juicy. Add 3 to 4 slices of bacon, chopped to the sausage mixture before forming into patties.
  • Prep the mixture as stated in the recipe, form into patties, and freeze on freezer paper-lined baking sheet, then place in a freezer bag OR fry in pan, cool completely, then freeze. Thaw it in the fridge and cook in a pan before serving.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg