Breakfast Sausage Patties

filed under: Breakfast on September 28, 2019

Breakfast Sausage Patties are so easy to make on your own, you will never want to buy the frozen patties again! These are so good your family will think you are a professional chef on the side. 😉 For a complete breakfast, pair these patties with the Best French Toast or Apple Fritter Bread.

Breakfast Sausage Patties

Breakfast Sausage Patties

Although debatable about being the ‘most important meal of the day’, breakfast is still an important meal to get you started on your day. After all, breakfast means ‘breaking the fast’ since you were hopefully getting a good night’s sleep the night before! I actually get excited about breakfast even before I go to bed. Yes, that is true…in fact, I am already excited for breakfast tomorrow! It really is the little things that mean the most! Anyway, protein is a huge part of getting the nutrients you need to hold off hunger and keep you satisfied. These Breakfast Sausage Patties have you covered in both taste and protein.

Spices for Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Breakfast Sausage Patties Recipe

It’s pretty easy to find frozen breakfast sausage at the grocery store, but I encourage you to make your own! Breakfast Sausage Patties are really simple to make, and they are full of all the flavor and spices you would expect to taste in a breakfast sausage. They pair well with eggs and bacon, but are great on their own, too! I used them in my Biscuits and Gravy recipe and found myself nibbling on a few of the pieces of sausage because it is so tasty!

Adding Spices to Sausage

How to Make Breakfast Sausage Patties

Breakfast Sausage Patties are really easy to make. Trust me on this one. This is also the sausage recipe for my Biscuits and Gravy.

  • First, mix together the spices and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Then, place the ground pork in a larger bowl. Add the mixed spices to the ground pork and mix with your hands. This is the fun part! Did you know that everyone, including adults, has sensory needs? Forming the ground pork into sausage is perfect for those tactile needs. It is also quite therapeutic to be doing something with your hands. The squeeze and release action relieves stress if you have any, and if you don’t have any stress, please tell me your secret!
  • Once you have formed the ground pork into patties, sautee them in a large skillet over medium-high heat. I usually cook them for 5 minutes per side. To be safe, use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 160°F.


Sausage Patties before Cooking

Alternatives to Ground Pork

I used ground pork for this Breakfast Sausage Patties recipe. But, since the flavor is all about the spices, you could definitely use an alternative. You could try ground beef, turkey, or chicken. Ground bison or venison could be an option as well.

Cooked Breakfast Sausage Patties

Can I Freeze Leftover Breakfast Sausage Patties?

Yes! I would recommend making a few extra to have on hand for future breakfasts! When you taste how flavorful these sausage patties are, you will not want to waste even one! If stored properly, cooked, frozen Breakfast Sausage Patties are good for up to 4 months!

Cutting into Breakfast Sausage Patties

Looking for More Breakfast Recipes?

I will always believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I have plenty of options you can choose from to get your day on the right track!

Country Breakfast Skillet

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Strata (Broccoli, Mushroom, and Cheese Eggbake)

Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quiche

5 from 3 votes
Breakfast Sausage Patties
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Filled with flavor and protein, Breakfast Sausage Patties are sure you get your day going on the right foot!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Sausage Patties
Servings: 15
Calories: 164 kcal
Author: Amanda
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  1. In a small, bowl, combine the sage, salt, ground black pepper, marjoram, brown sugar, crushed red pepper, and cloves. Mix well.
  2. Place the pork in a large bowl and add the mixed spices to it. Mix well with your hands and form into patties.
  3. Sautee 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).

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  • Tulip says:

    Looks really good but surprised that allspice wasn’t added.

  • Pat Marrion says:

    Wonder if I could use this mix as a filling for sausage rolls? Have been looking for something that has more flavor than what I used in past.

  • MARY says:

    this is marvelous but I tried allspice in place of plain cloves. great flavor! love it tk u

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      So glad you liked it Mary!

  • Shelley Aynes says:

    My mother used to make breakfast sausage. I never knew what she used. Thank you for this recipe!

  • karen richards says:

    to freeze do you cook the patties first or freeze uncooked?

  • Myrna says:

    Article explains:
    Can I Freeze Leftover Breakfast Sausage Patties?
    Yes! I would recommend making a few extra to have on hand for future breakfasts! When you taste how flavorful these sausage patties are, you will not want to waste even one! If stored properly, cooked, frozen Breakfast Sausage Patties are good for up to 4 months!

  • Richard says:

    A typical southern sausage recipe would be four ingredients. salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and sage. We tend to use a lot of sage which makes it good a country sausage recipe. Some people will add paprika to it also. The sausage is made in either a mild or hot version. The hot version doubles the amount of black and red pepper.

  • Vicki says:

    Excellent recipe, much better than store bought. Will make this from now on lots of flavor.

  • Brenda says:

    I have two different forms of dried sage ground and rubbed.which would be better than the other?

  • Anita says:

    Do you add the garlic AFTER everything is mixed, or that was just an omission in Step 1?

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  • Spencer says:

    Can you freeze the raw patties and just defrost and cook later?

  • Marianne Kimpton says:

    Sounds delicious 😋

  • Lori Nelson says:


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