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Healthy Country Breakfast Sausage Recipe

by Heather

Better than the store-bought version, and made with ingredients you can fully recognize, my healthy country breakfast sausage recipe is a breakfast staple! This easy recipe mixes together in minutes, and leave you with protein packed, flavorful pork sausage the whole family will adore! All you need for your own sausage at home are 7 simple ingredients that can easily be found at a regular grocery store.

healthy country breakfast sausage recipe

Healthy country breakfast sausage recipe

Most breakfast sausage I see at the grocery store is filled with things like MSG, nitrates, and preservatives. When you’re trying to avoid those things like we do in our household, sometimes you just need to make it from scratch to get what you want.

Lucky for you (and me!), homemade breakfast sausage patties are incredibly easy to make.

You start with plain ground pork and mix in the spice mixture well.

Once you have your own breakfast sausage mixed up, all you have to do is form patties and cook them up.

Serve with pancakes, fruit, whole wheat drop biscuits, or whatever else you are having at breakfast time!

Can you prep this country sausage recipe in advance?

Yes!

Pre-cooking breakfast sausage is a great way to speed up breakfast prep.

You can double or triple the recipe and then easily have delicious protein ready to use in the mornings.

Shape into patties per the instructions, or turn it into a bulk sausage that you can cook up like a taco meat and add into omelets, breakfast casseroles, or to add to egg scrambles.

It’s also the best sausage to add into a sausage gravy!

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What you need for this homemade breakfast sausage recipe

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition information, and step-by-step instructions.

How to make a homemade sausage patty

  1. In a small bowl combine the sage, sea salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and dried oregano and mix together.
  2. To a large bowl add the ground pork and the sausage seasonings. Mix the pork mixture using your hands until the seasonings are just mixed with the pork. Shape sausage mixture into 6-8 patties.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage patties into the hot pan and cook for 8 minutes on the first side, and then 5-7 minutes the second, or until the meat is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the center. If you are using a smaller pan cook the patties in small batches to ensure there is enough space.

Watch me make this great recipe

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

Change up the flavor

If you’re a fan of breakfast sausage seasoning that has a touch of sweetness, feel free to add in 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup or brown sugar.

The sweet sausage and savory combo is quite good!

To add a spicy flavor, add in 1-2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes, sriracha or minced jalapeño in for some heat.

A touch of cayenne pepper will do the trick too to make it a spicy sausage!

homemade country breakfast sausage recipe

How to store

Leftover breakfast patties keep well in the fridge for 5 days.

Allow them to fully cool before adding to an airtight container. You can also store in a bowl covered in plastic wrap. Just ensure that air isn’t being let in to ensure it stays fresh in the fridge.

How to freeze

Freezing healthy breakfast sausage works really well! Allow the patties to fully cool before adding into a freezer bag.

Label and date the bag, then freeze for up to 6 months.

To defrost from the freezer, place the desired amount of sausage patties in the fridge overnight. You can also warm frozen patties in the microwave, or on a skillet over low heat.

easy homemade country style breakfast sausage recipe

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this fresh country sausage recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Ground pork – This pork breakfast sausage can very easily be turned into turkey or chicken breakfast sausage! Swap in different ground meat like lean ground turkey and ground chicken to use a lean meat in place of the pork. You can also use ground beef here too.

Dried oregano – Try swapping in rosemary for the oregano for a new flavor option.

homemade breakfast pork sausage

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4.50 from 2 votes

Healthy Country Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Better than the store-bought version, and made with ingredients you can fully recognize, my healthy country breakfast sausage recipe is a breakfast staple! This easy recipe mixes together in minutes, and leave you with protein packed, flavorful pork sausage the whole family will adore! All you need for your own sausage at home are 7 simple ingredients that can easily be found at a regular grocery store.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, sausage
Servings: 6
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the sage, sea salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and dried oregano and mix together.
  • To a large bowl add the ground pork and the sausage seasonings. Mix the pork mixture using your hands until the seasonings are just mixed with the pork. Shape sausage mixture into 6-8 patties.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage patties into the hot pan and cook for 8 minutes on the first side, and then 5-7 minutes the second, or until the meat is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the center. If you are using a smaller pan cook the patties in small batches to ensure there is enough space.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Healthy Country Breakfast Sausage

If you try this recipe for your own homemade breakfast sausage, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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2 comments

Kris Dezzani February 14, 2023 - 4:27 pm

4 stars
I’ve been making almost the same recipe for years, I recommend swapping out the oregano for rosemary. The possibilities are endless.

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Heather February 15, 2023 - 5:38 am

Love that swap idea! Adding it into the substitution section 🙂

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