Finding breakfast sausage without sugar and other additives is not the easiest task. I often put it on my shopping list with no idea if I’ll get lucky and actually come home from the grocery store with it. Thankfully, with a few simple spices, making your own Whole30 homemade breakfast sausage for skillets, egg bakes, or sausage patties is really easy!
It’s easy, but it also can be a cheaper option, along with a great recipe to make for meal prepping. I like to make a double batch and toss them into the freezer. I store them in groups of 2 or 4, which makes my life easier on days or weeks I don’t want to or don’t have time for cooking breakfast.
I’ve also made Paleo homemade breakfast sausage in double batches. I like to keep one pound of uncooked ground sausage in the freezer. This is also really awesome for having ground Paleo breakfast sausage on hand to make meal prepping or cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner a breeze later down the road. Simply take it out, thaw, and use like you would ground breakfast sausage. Egg muffins? Breakfast skillet? Slow cooker egg bake? You could make any of them, because, ya know, you already have the homemade breakfast sausage. Wink wink.
This Whole30 homemade breakfast sausage recipe calls for only a few spices, such as fennel. I get most of my spices from Thrive Market now. I’ve been slowly purchasing them there as I run out of what’s in my glass jars. Instead of buying new jars, I can purchase them cheaper from Thrive Market and just restock! Thrive Market is basically like Costco meets Whole Foods, where all the healthy food and lifestyle products are 20-50% below retail price. AKA, my spices cost me a lot less than they do in the store.Print
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Homemade Breakfast Sausage: Paleo, Whole30 & Freezer Friendly!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: Serves 8
- Category: Breakfast
- 2 pounds ground pork
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon fennel
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl
- Mix spices in with the ground pork until all combined
- Use ground pork mixture in breakfast skillets, or freeze
- OR heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat
- Form patties 1/3 inch thick and place in hot skillet, ensuring not to overcrowd in the pan
- Cook sausage patties for 4-6 minutes on each side, until no pink remains in the middle
- Serve immediately, store in refrigerator up to 5 days, or freeze for meal prep later!
- Calories: 336.6
- Sugar: 0
- Fat: 23.5
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Protein: 29
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Reader Reviews & Comments
So good! I’m in the middle of a Whole30 and this was just what I needed to change my breakfast up. I live in the middle of nowhere so compliant sausage isn’t easy to come by but this used spice drawer staples and I’ll never have to worry about buying sausage again. Definitely recommend!
So easy and good flavor. Definitely add the red pepper flakes. Perfect with hard boiled egg as a quick Whole 30 breakfast.
Tried these today and turned out very nice. Good flavor, only thing I did different is double up on the red pepper flakes. I will make these often.
Thank you, Steve!
love this recipe make it almost weekly!
Kim F. says
I made this today using ground turkey. So delicious. I love your recipes!
I’m so happy to hear it! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know! <3 - B
Thanks for the recipe, can I use ground beef instead of pork?
I think that would work fine!!
Brent La Forge says
We make this all the time. Quick easy breakfast for fast pace weeks. We play with the spices but keep the basic starter. Started baking them in the oven to speed things up. The flavour and texture is great. Then we just freeze the rest.
Awesome!! Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoy them! They’re so handy to keep on hand in the freezer 🙂
What temp and for how long in oven?
I love this recipe already… I love sausage with eggs fo breakfast, but as you say finding some that are “clean” is really difficult! Your recipe sounds perfect!
Totally agree! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
How do you thaw/re heat them for the freezer?
Hey there! I freeze them in sets of 4, so I take it out and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to re-heat I just pop them in the microwave for a minute/minute and a half or heat them in a skillet for about 2 mins on both sides. 🙂 If you’re freezing them uncooked, freeze the patties on a baking sheet and then when they’re frozen you can put them together so they’ll still be formed when they thaw/won’t stick together.