Homemade Italian Sausage

Gary Hancq


I use the same process for this as I do my Homemade Breakfast Sausage. I just change the ingredients.

Make up in 1/4 to 1/3 pound patties and top with a bit of marinara and a slice of melted Provolone Cheese, and you have a great pizza tasting burger on a bun.

I add this to my pizzas and my meaty spaghetti sauces.

Viva Italiano. Ciao


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    lean ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    italian spices, dried
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    fennel seeds or powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot red pepper flakes, dried (optional if you want a little heat)
  • 1/3 c

How to Make Homemade Italian Sausage


  1. Two methods can be used.

    Method Number One: Un-wrap and coarsely chop ground pork in a medium sized bowl. Add all ingredients and mix and distribute well.

    You can press into small sausage patties for frying or coarsely chop the pork while frying. Or make 1/4 to 1/3 pound patties for a pizza burger on a bun. Just add a slice of Provolone or Mozzarella cheese and a little tomato sauce.

    Method Number Two: Un-wrap and place pork in medium high heat frying pan. Coarsely chop pork with end of spatula while frying. Sprinkle about and add all other ingredients except water. Flip the pork a number of times and continue chopping coarsely. Turn heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. The pork I used was extremely lean so I added 1/3 cup water to insure sausage remained tender and did not dry out.
  2. Note: I add additional Oregano, Thyme, and Basil because I like these spices.

    Add or substitute spices to suit your and your family's preferences.

    I utilized the same picture as used for my Homemade Breakfast Sausage. Your sense of smell and taste is required to note the difference.

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About Homemade Italian Sausage

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sausage #Pizza

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