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Homemade Country Breakfast Sausage Recipe (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

Originally published August 9, 2015. Last updated October 4, 2019.

Justin’s Mom raises pigs, and a couple times a year we are fortunate enough to get a half of a hog from her. It’s the best pork, but after learning the butcher uses MSG in the breakfast sausage seasoning, we opted for getting ground pork and creating a homemade breakfast sausage recipe. This breakfast sausage is Paleo, Whole30 + Keto, and the perfect meal prep recipe!

Homemade country breakfast sausage patties in a skillet.

Where to start for homemade breakfast sausage

Justin is really great at coming up with flavorful seasoning combinations and he was on a mission with this homemade breakfast sausage recipe. To start we tried some recipes from a couple of our go-to paleo cookbooks –  Make it Paleo II and Primal Cravings. These were both pretty good but not quite the “classic” breakfast sausage we were looking for.

Homemade country breakfast sausage patties on a plate.

We continued to experiment with a few batches and different seasonings to get the flavor we wanted. After some fine tuning, we came up with this recipe we think you’ll really enjoy. It has a classic breakfast sausage flavor with simple, easy ingredients you can pronounce and likely already have on hand. This homemade country breakfast sausage recipe is even better than store-bought versions.

Lifting one homemade country breakfast sausage patty from the skillet with a spatula.

Perfect for meal prep

These homemade breakfast sausage patties are perfect for meal prep. They’re easy to make and can be re-heated for any meal of the day. We like to pair them with eggs (for Justin), veggies, greens, kraut and avocado. Plan to make some on Sunday and then use the patties for easy breakfasts or dinners during the work week.

Overhead image of homemade country breakfast sausage patties on a plate with sage leaves.

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Your turn to try our homemade country breakfast sausage recipe

Whether you’re meal prepping or making a weekend breakfast, try out this homemade breakfast sausage! It’s an easy recipe the whole family will enjoy! Leave a comment below, and let us know what you think. Also, take a pic and tag it on Instagram @realsimplegood so we can check it out! Make sure to give us a follow if you don’t already – let’s stay connected!

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Homemade Country Breakfast Sausage Recipe

3.63 from 24 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This Paleo, Whole30 + Keto homemade country breakfast sausage recipe has simple ingredients you can pronounce. You'll like it better than the store version!
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  • 1 lb pasture raised ground pork
  • 1.5 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika (optional)


  • Place the ground pork in a medium sized bowl.
  • Mix the seasonings together in a separate bowl.
  • Pour the seasonings in with the pork and mix it together well with your hands. Make sure the seasonings are evenly incorporated throughout the pork.
  • Shape the sausage into 4-6 patties.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add in the sausage to cook.
  • Cook about 5 minutes per side, until the sausage is cooked through the center.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet.  See our full nutrition information disclosure here


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fiber: 1g
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