Homemade Breakfast Sausage


Nothing better than homemade breakfast sausage sizzling on the skillet. Good morning.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins


  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground pork, sage, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

  2. To form patties, divide the meat mixture into six equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and flatten with the palm of your hand into 3 1/2-inch wide patties.

  3. Heat an extra-large skillet over medium heat until hot. Place the patties in the skillet and cook about 8 minutes or until browned and 165°F in the center, tuning once halfway through cooking. Serve hot.


Add 1/2 cup shredded peeled apple and 1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds to the meat mixture.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 173 calories, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin C


Substitute 1/3 cup finely diced onion for the onion powder and 2 garlic cloves, minced, for the garlic powder.Nutrition analysis per serving: 171 calories, 2 g carbohydrate, 2% Vitamin C


Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and a pinch of nutmeg. You can also add 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, if desired.Nutrition analysis per serving: 185 calories, 5 g carbohydrate, 4 g total sugar

Mushroom-Red Pepper

Add 3/4 cup chopped sauteed mushrooms (cook 1 1/2 cups chopped mushrooms in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil) and 1/4 cup chopped roasted red sweet pepper to the meat mixture. Nutrition analysis per serving: 195 calories, 2 g carbohydrate, 14 g total fat, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 29% Vitamin AC 6% iron


Substitute ground turkey for the ground pork. Add 1/2 cup shredded peeled apple to the meat mixture.Nutrition analysis per serving: 143 calories, 13 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 10 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 2% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 332 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 7% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
12g Fat
1g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 195mg 4%
Folate, total 2.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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