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Homemade breakfast sausage is so easy and will taste 100% better than anything you’ll find at the grocery store!

This sausage can be used in my tasty recipes such as Sausage Breakfast CasseroleTater Tot Breakfast Casserole, Bacon Breakfast Pizza, and Cheesy Sausage Dip.

Breakfast Sausage on plate with strawberries

Homemade is best!

I think anything homemade tastes so much better than store bought. I am such a believer in trying to make as many foods homemade as possible. The taste is amazing and it’s always so much healthier for you to go the homemade route. These breakfast sausage patties are no exception!

The flavors in this sausage are so delicious, and yet it’s so easy! It’s basically just a bunch of spices mixed with ground pork. How simple is that? Now you have no excuse but to make breakfast sausage from scratch!

The spices that we use in this awesome recipe are:

  • dried sage
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • marjoram
  • sugar
  • red pepper flakes
  • ground cloves

These spices combined with the sausage meat make it so flavorful and better than any store-bough patties!

Breakfast Sausage Recipe ingredients in bowl

How to Make Breakfast Sausage

MIX. Combine all of the spices in a small bowl and mix well. Put the ground pork into a large bowl and add the spices to it. Make sure your hands are clean and mix the spices into the ground pork. Your hands will really be the best tool for this!

FORM. Once everything is combined, form the sausage into patties. You can make them as big or as small as you want them to be.

COOK. Heat up a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté each patty on the skillet for 5 minutes on each side. The internal temperature of pork should be 160 degrees F. Check to make sure your patties are at this temperature and then they are done!

Note: You can also just cook the sausage without forming circles to use in any recipe. Just keep in an air-tight container to store and use.

For our go to Breakfast Sandwich recipe, CLICK HERE.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Storing Tips

To STORE these breakfast sausages for a later time, just wrap them up in tin foil or plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge. The will last for 5-7 days.

To FREEZE them, keep them wrapped and put them in a freezer bag. They will last about 2 months in the freezer. Take them out for a quick breakfast on the go. Great for making with breakfast sandwiches!

Breakfast Sausage on a white plate

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4.91 from 11 votes

Breakfast Sausage Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Homemade breakfast sausage is so easy and will taste 100% better than anything you'll find at the grocery store!
Servings: 6 sausages
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 TB brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 lbs ground pork
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  • In a small bowl, combine together the sage, salt, ground black pepper, marjoram, brown sugar, crushed red pepper and cloves.
  • Place the pork in a large bowl and add the mixed spices. Using your hands, mix well and form into patties.
  • Saute the patties in a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes per side, or until internal pork temperature reaches 160 degrees F (73 degrees C).


Serving: 6g, Calories: 406kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 861mg, Potassium: 442mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 27IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Row says:

    5 stars
    This is so good! The only change I made was I doubled the amount of seasonings to the 2 pounds of pork. I wish I would’ve found this recipe years ago! Goodbye Bob Evans breakfast Sausage and hello homemade.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Oh I love to hear this! So glad you found this recipe and that it was a hit!

      1. Sharon says:

        Can I leave out 1 teaspoon of salt and still have good taste or unsure they say salt cures the meat so would it b OK 2 leave out 1 teaspoon of salt

  2. Cheri Loew says:

    I was so excited to make this with all of the wonderful reviews, but something isn’t right! It was easy to make, but so very bland! The recipe calls for 2 lbs of pork, but shows this should make 6 sausage patties – no way! My sausage patties were very large and it made 11. With these wonderful reviews, and number of sausages, the recipe must have been typed wrong and should only be for 1 pound of pork. Fortunately, I only cooked 5 of them and froze the rest. I’ll be able to add seasonings when I thaw the rest to save the day.