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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

White breakfast plate with three golden brown round sausage patties, sitting on a bed of greens. Text overlay Homemade Breakfast Sausage.

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Skip the Jimmy Dean and make your own homemade breakfast sausage recipe instead! Use seasoning from your pantry, learn how to make patties or links, and use your choice of ground pork, turkey, or chicken. Top with maple syrup if you’d like too! These freeze very well, and make for a fast, easy healthy breakfast!


  • 2 lbs ground meat (chicken, turkey, lamb, or pork)
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp healthy cooking fat (I used coconut oil)


  1. Combine all ingredients except cooking fat in the bowl of a stand mixer OR in a large bowl. Use the paddle attachment and mix on low speed for one minute, or use your hands to thoroughly mix the spices with the meat.
  2. Preheat a cast iron skillet to medium low or a griddle to 350F.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the patties. Measure 2 oz (or about 1/4 cup) of meat and use your hands to form into a tight ball. Then press lightly to create a patty. Place patties on a plate while waiting.
  4. When the skillet or griddle is ready, place a single layer of patties in the pan, leaving an inch or two between each. Let the patties cook undisturbed for about 3-5 minutes, or until they are golden brown on one side. You should see cooked meat creep up the sides of the patties.
  5. Flip and continue to cook until they are cooked through, another 3-5 minutes.
  6. Best served warm. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.


Be sure to use a little bit of healthy cooking fat – like coconut oil, lard or butter – before you begin otherwise your meat will stick to whatever surface you’re cooking on. That means you’ll end up with ground breakfast sausage, instead of sausage patties. It will still taste good, don’t get me wrong, but it might not be as easy to eat with your eggs!

Since these breakfast sausages freeze so well, I tend to double this recipe. The measurements are easy to halve – or double – if you want to make less or make more.


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