All it takes is 5 minutes to make this all-natural Homemade Breakfast Sausage recipe with all of the flavor and none of the additives, preservatives, or sugar!
A healthy homemade breakfast sausage recipe
When you need a healthy breakfast idea, this sausage fits the bill!
This sausage is made with all-natural quality ingredients with lots of herbs and spices in it and no bad stuff added.
Learn how to make this breakfast sausage recipe below
Like yucky sugar, MSG, and other things with names no one can pronounce.
It's gluten free, low carb and approved for Paleo, Keto, and Whole30 eating plans!
And there's no need to go to the grocery store anymore for the premade stuff!
I used ground pork in this recipe, but any type or mixture of ground protein can be used.
I've substituted ground turkey, chicken, and beef and you can even try a more unusual kind of meat, like venison or bison.
To make it interesting, I like to switch up the proteins each time I make this recipe for variety.
Some weeks, when I want to eat lighter foods, I'll make it with ground turkey or chicken.
One time I made an extra spicy pork and beef combination and it was the best!
How to make homemade breakfast sausage
1. In a large bowl, add 1 pound ground meat, 1 ½ teaspoon rubbed dried sage, ¾ teaspoon each of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper.
2. Mix well until seasonings are distributed throughout the meat (using hands is perfectly fine here).
3. To cook sausage: place in a skillet over medium heat (may need to add a little oil if using a lean protein). Once skillet is hot, place sausage in the pan and cook until lightly brown and thoroughly cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
Can you freeze sausage?
Yes you can, so make extra!
This breakfast sausage recipe can be made ahead of time and successfully frozen for later use.
Just shape into patties and place squares of cut wax or parchment paper in-between each one.
Place them in a zip-lock freezer proof bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
When ready to use, just remove desired amount of sausage patties from the freezer the night before.
Store covered in the refrigerator and allow the patties to thaw in time for the next morning.
Need a super quick breakfast in the morning?
Cook the sausage patties ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
The breakfast sausage can also be frozen in bulk form, instead of patties.
It's more convenient to store it that way if using the sausage in recipes.
Need an easy breakfast sandwich idea?
Place one of these cooked bad boy patties on a Garlic Cheddar Cheese Angel Biscuit topped with over easy or scrambled eggs.
More sugar-free recipes for breakfast:
- Enjoy an asparagus quiche with a sweet potato crust
- Substitute this homemade sausage for the ham in this breakfast casserole
- Make a tender homemade corned beef hash and top with fried eggs
- Try this super easy and impressive make ahead cheese soufflé
- Crispy risotto cakes are a unusual breakfast that everyone will love!
- Use up leftover beef roast and vegetables for this economical red flannel hash
Make a big batch of this sugar free homemade breakfast sausage recipe for the week or freeze for later use. Enjoy a healthy, easy breakfast or brunch at home!
Did you try this recipe? Please leave a comment and a rating below to let me know! I LOVE to hear from you!
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
- 1 pound ground pork (can substitute ground turkey, beef, or chicken)
- 1 ½ teaspoon rubbed dried sage
- ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- In a large bowl, add 1 pound ground meat, 1 ½ teaspoon rubbed dried sage, ¾ teaspoon each of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Mix well until seasonings are distributed throughout the meat (using hands is perfectly fine here).
- Use immediately or cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to mingle. **At this point, can store covered in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days, until ready to use**
Can shape into (8) 2-inch patties or leave in bulk form to use in other recipes.
To cook sausage: place in a skillet over medium heat (may need to add a little oil if using a lean protein). Once skillet is hot, place sausage in the pan and cook until lightly brown and thoroughly cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
Recipe Notes & Tips:
- Can make ahead of time: after mixing all ingredients together, place covered in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days, and use as needed.
- For a quick breakfast option, cook the sausage patties ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
- To freeze uncooked sausage patties, put a piece of cut wax or parchment paper in-between each patty, then place them in a freezer bag. Can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Can also freeze sausage in bulk to use later in recipes. Just store in a freeze proof bag for up to 3 months.
- Thaw all frozen sausage covered in the refrigerator overnight.
This is a fantastic homemade recipe for when you cannot get your hands on pre-made pan sausage OR just want to switch things up! Very juicy and aromatic. My one small issue was the cloves - love ‘em but they were strong. Will use less or substitute with brown sugar or nutmeg.
Thank you Al and very glad you like it!
We make this sausage all the time! We make it in huge batches and freeze it in smaller portions. It's so good!
Just made this with some blueberries, runny eggs and an English muffin. The sausage tasted excellent but leave out the red pepper flakes if you don’t like it spicy. I mixed it all together and left it in the fridge for an hour before making the patties.
Thank you Scott and so happy you enjoyed it!
We love this sausage and so much better than store bought!