Breakfast Sausage

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You will not believe how easy it is to make these Breakfast Sausage Patties right in your own kitchen. This recipe uses a handful of savory spices to create the perfect addition to any breakfast in only 20 minutes!

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If you’ve been intimidated to try making your own delicious breakfast sausage, then now is the time to try! Not only is it easy, but this homemade breakfast sausage will beat the pre-made sausage patties you buy at the store.

Being able to choose between regular, savory, or spicy ground sausage allows you to customize the exact flavor of your breakfast patties. Our custom made spice blend adds extra flavor to the patties and helps bring out the natural flavor of the sausage.

One of our favorite things about these sausage patties is how well they store. Being able to freeze your leftovers is a game changer and allows you to make a double or triple batch for future use.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Saves money on expensive pre-made breakfast sausage patties.
  • Avoids unnecessary additives and preservatives.
  • Is ready to serve in 20 minutes.

Recipe Ingredients

Digitally labeled ingredients that are portioned out in bowls to make breakfast sausage.
  • Ground Sausage—Any kind of ground sausage will work.
  •  Seasoning Mix—A savory blend of garlic salt, onion powder, red pepper flakes,
    chili powder, dried oregano, and black pepper.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

How to Make Breakfast Sausage

clear mixing bowl with sausage and seasonings.
clear mixing bowl with sausage and seasonings.

Step #1. Combine all of the necessary ingredients for breakfast sausages and put them into a bowl.

Step #2. Using your hands or a spoon, combine the seasonings with the sausage. Divide the seasoned sausage into 8 equal balls. Flatten them into patties

pan with four sausage patties browning.
round plate with a stack of homemade breakfast sausage.

Step #3. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes or browned on both sides.

    Step #4. Serve and enjoy!

    Recipe FAQs

    What is the best kind of ground sausage to use for this recipe?

    You can use any kind of ground sausage for this recipe. Switching between regular and spicy ground sausage is an easy way to customize the flavor of this recipe. You can also find ground sausages with a savory blend of herbs like rosemary and thyme. As long as you have one pound of uncooked sausage you will bes good to go!

    Can I freeze my breakfast sausage?

    Absolutely! After cooking the sausage patties, place them on a sheet pan in a single layer for about an hour. Once the patties have cooled, transfer the patties into a resealable bag and store them in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy your patties, throw 1-3 in the microwave for 2 ½ minutes. It is important to give your sausage time to cool before freezing them. This ensures the patties do not stick together when transferred to the freezer.

    How can I make my breakfast sausage spicier?

    The easiest way to enjoy a spicier sausage is by starting with a spicy ground sausage. If you still want even more heat, then try adding more crushed red pepper into the sausage mixture. You can also add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a teaspoon of chipotle chili powder to your spice blend.

    round plate with a tall stack of homemade breakfast sausage.

    How to Store Leftover Breakfast Sausage

    These patties can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days in a Ziploc bag or airtight rubbermaid container. To reheat your leftovers, simply microwave your patties for 20 seconds. Flip the patties and cook them for another 20 seconds to ensure they reheat evenly.

    Serving Ideas

    One of our favorite things about this recipe is how versatile it is. Whether you are serving your patties as a breakfast side or adding them to another recipe, there are countless ways to use your breakfast sausage. Some of our favorite uses for this recipe include:

    • Traditional Breakfast: These breakfast sausage patties are the perfect addition to a
      scrumptious plate of classic breakfast foods including eggs, hash browns,
      homemade pancakes/waffles, baked oatmeal, and fruit.
    • Breakfast Sandwiches: Place a sausage patty on a toasted bagel or english muffin then top with a fried egg and slice of cheese. Or chop up the breakfast sausage and try these ideas:
    • Breakfast Burrito: Chop up the sausage and combine with scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, and grated cheese. Place a scoopful of the mix into a warm tortilla for a delicious breakfast burrito.
    • Breakfast Casserole/Hash Brown Cups: Include the sausage as a layer in a traditional egg and hashbrown breakfast casserole. Or use a muffin tin to make individualized breakfast cups.
    • Pancake Bites: Pancake bites are sausage patties covered in pancake batter and deep fried.
    • Sausage Potato Breakfast Hash: Chop up sausage and combine with pan fried potatoes and onions for a filling breakfast or breakfast for dinner.

    Expert Tips

    • Switch between regular and spicy sausage or play around with other spices such as smoked paprika, thyme, rosemary, and italian seasoning to customize the flavor according to your palate preferences.
    • It can get a little messy, but using your hands to work the spices into the sausage will help to ensure the flavor is more evenly distributed and every bite is full of savory spice.
    • If you want to make sure the sausage is cooked all the way through, use a meat thermometer to check that the pattie has reached an internal temperature of 160°F.
    • You can transfer your patties to a paper towel lined plate after they cook to catch any excess grease before you serve them.
    • For perfectly uniform patties, you can spread the ground sausage into a large sheet and use a cookie cutter to form your patties.
    breakfast sausages in a row on a plate.

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    Breakfast Sausage Recipe

    Breakfast Sausage Patties are incredibly easy to make at home. With a few savory spices, you can create the perfect breakfast addition in just 20 minutes!
    Prep: 10 minutes
    Cook: 10 minutes
    Total: 20 minutes
    Servings: 8


    • 1 pound ground sausage
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
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    • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Use your hands or a spoon to fold spices into the sausage until they are evenly distributed.
    • Divide the sausage mixture into 8 evenly sized balls and flatten them with your hands to form discs.
    • Cook 4 patties at a time over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes per side, or until browned on both sides.
    • Serve and enjoy!


    • Other spices you can add to your breakfast sausage include smoked paprika, thyme, rosemary, and Italian seasoning.
    • Store your leftover breakfast sausage in the fridge for up to 4 days and reheat your leftovers in the microwave. Start with 20 seconds and then flip the sausage. Cook for another 20 seconds.
    • You can use any kind of ground sausage for this recipe. Switching between regular and spicy ground sausage is an easy way to customize the flavor of this recipe.
    • You can double check that your sausage is cooked through all the way by ensuring it has reached an internal temperature of 160°F.
    • Working the spices into the sausage with your hands will ensure everything is more evenly distributed.


    Calories: 176kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 658mg, Potassium: 157mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 159IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
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