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!
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.
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.
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.
Some other breakfast recipes to try
- Loaded Whole30 Breakfast Casserole
- Healthy Egg Muffins
- Breakfast Meatloaf
- Bacon Sweet Potato Frittata
- Chorizo and Eggs
- Paleo Chia Seed Pudding
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
- 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.