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4 homemade sausage patties in a skillet

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

The best recipes for breakfast sausage with sage can be quickly and easily made with ground pork at home.
Course Breakfast, brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Breakfast Sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 251kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 12-Inch Skillet
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Meat Thermometer


Sausage Base Mix

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water

Breakfast Sausage Seasonings

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sage ground / rubbed
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes crushed / dried chili flakes


  • Mix fin ground meat, salt and water together until tacky to the touch (unless beginning with pre-salted meat, then do not add additional salt).
  • Stir together remaining dry spices and add to the sausage. Use hands to mix well for at least 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Cover meat or place in a sealed container or bag and let meat rest in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes, preferably overnight.
  • Form into small patties and place in a covered skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 160°F using a digital meat thermometer.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg