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Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage

April 13, 2015 (Last Updated: January 9, 2019)

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Homemade pork breakfast sausage

Have you ever wanted to make your own breakfast sausage?  You really should give it a try.  Homemade breakfast sausage is amazing.  You can adjust the seasonings to just your liking and you know exactly what is going in your sausage.

We make our own sausage often and Rod is the sausage maker in our house.  When he makes breakfast sausage, he makes 30 pounds at a time.  The last time he made sausage, I decide to give it a try on a much smaller scale: Just 1 pound of sausage.

Make your own homemade pork breakfast sausage.

Rod was skeptical.  I was entering his territory and could I possibly get it right?  He’s master sausage maker, but his sausage is never the same twice.  He has finally started writing down meticulous notes, but he can never leave a good thing alone.

He always has to tweak something.  And I must admit, his tweaks always make a good sausage.  I wonder if he will ever reach a point when he says, “That’s it!  That is the absolute best sausage!”

While I am waiting for that perfect sausage from Rod, I think I may have just given him some competition with my version!  Of course, I had to ask him for advice as to what to add!

Homemade pork breakfast sausage for breakfast

We grind our own meat, but ground pork can easily be bought in your meat department.  Once you have your meat, it’s just a matter of mixing in the seasoning and then cooking it all up.

If you can take the time, it is best to mix everything and the let the sausage mixture develop the flavors in the fridge.  This sausage can also be made and then frozen which helps save oodles of time when things get busy.

If you are into making your own sausage, you could also try this Apple Breakfast Sausage, or how about Homemade Bacon?

A plateful of Pork Breakfast Sausage

We use this breakfast sausage most often as patties for breakfast (imagine that!)  However, this sausage is also great in biscuits and gravy, stuffed mushrooms, or in holiday stuffing for your turkey.


5 from 1 vote
Homemade pork breakfast sausage
Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Homemade breakfast sausage
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast sausage recipe, homemade sausage recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Form into 8 patties.

  3. Cook in a fry pan until sausage is cooked all the way through. 

Recipe Notes

The sausage can be eaten right away, but it is better if you can let the flavors develop. Cover bowl of mixed sausage and refrigerate for at least one hour.

To freeze: Mix all ingredients together. Place in a freezer zip top bag or wrap in butcher paper. Label and freeze. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 647mg28%
Potassium 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Danielle @So Munch Love
    April 23, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Wow, my stomach is growling looking at this. I am a HUGE fan of breakfast sausage. I make a homemade turkey Italian sausage that is loaded with fennel, but I haven’t made my own breakfast breakfast sausage. Now I’m feeling inspired. 🙂

    • Reply
      April 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Danielle!

  • Reply
    April 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    30 pounds of sausage! Oh my! I’m glad you were able to scale it back a bit. We have a meat grinder attachment for the Kitchenaid and have made sausage that is more like a hot dog that you put on a bun with mustard. It was totally fun and delicious. Chris loves grinding meat (I think he feels manly) so we will have to try breakfast sausage because I LOVE me some gravy biscuits! Yours looks like it would be perfect!

    • Reply
      April 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      30 pounds is a lot, but it’s great to have it in our freezer!

  • Reply
    Annie @ The Garlic Diaries
    April 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    This is so cool! I need to get a meat grinder so I can do stuff like this.

    • Reply
      April 15, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      In the meanwhile, you can buy pork already ground from your butcher. Grinding your own is fun though!

  • Reply
    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker
    April 14, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Love homemade breakfast sausage! I’ve subbed ground turkey for pork & real maple syrup for brown sugar for a healthier version & it was yummy but yours looks amazing!!

    • Reply
      April 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Ground turkey and maple syrup sound like a great combination.

  • Reply
    April 14, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Great looking homemade sausage!

    • Reply
      April 14, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks! It was delicious.

  • Reply
    Lori from LL Farm
    April 13, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Hi Kathy,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. We love using sage in ours also.

    • Reply
      April 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Sage is what makes it so good!

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