Breakfast Sausage

Karen Crossland


Ok, my family loves sausage. I used to end up having to buy about 2-3 packs of the bulk sausage in order for them to have enough for a meal. So I figured that I could make it better & a larger quantity for a cheaper price. Oh boy was I right! I always have all the seasonings for this on hand so I just buy the ground meat and prepare it. I usually buy large packs of the meat, make up the sausage, cook some and place the rest into the freezer. That way I have it when I need it. To freeze, just make your patties and place wax paper or plastic wrap between them, so they do not stick together.

★★★★★ 4 votes
1 Hr 45 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This breakfast sausage is so simple you'll never pick up frozen patties at the store again. Besides being economical, this sausage recipe is delicious! The "pinch" of heat is just right and the fennel seeds finish off the perfect flavor. We did test this with pork, but chicken or turkey would be great too if you want to lighten up the sausage a bit.


2 1/2 tsp
poultry seasoning
2 tsp
1 tsp
black pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp
brown sugar, light or dark
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp
garlic powder
3 tsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp
fennel seed, crushed (only use this if you want Italian sausage)
2 lb
ground pork (can also use chicken, turkey or beef)

How to Make Breakfast Sausage


  • 1In a small, bowl, combine poultry seasoning, salt, ground black pepper, brown sugar, crushed red pepper, garlic and onion powders and fennel seed, if you are using it to make this Italian sausage. Mix well.
  • 2Place the pork in a large bowl and add the mixed spices to it.
  • 3Mix well with your hands and form into patties. Place into refrigerator for at least 1 1/2 hours so the flavors can "marry" or "meld."
  • 4Saute the patties in a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes per side or until internal pork temperature reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

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About Breakfast Sausage

Course/Dish: Meat Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy