Recipes and Cooking Homemade Breakfast Sausage 4.8 (4) Nothing better than homemade breakfast sausage sizzling on the skillet. Good morning. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 8 mins Total Time: 28 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions In a large bowl, combine ground pork, sage, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon. 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. 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. Fennel-Apple 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 Garlic-Onion 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 Maple 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 Turkey 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 Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 168 Calories 12g Fat 1g Carbs 14g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.