Breakfast Sausage

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.


Fat: 8g


Protein: 6g


Carbs: 0g (net)

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I’ve got a few favorite recipes that require ground pork, or better yet, sausage. So in my search for sausage, I came to realize that a lot of sausage has added sugar. What?! Why is that even necessary? Sugar is hidden in so many foods, it’s ridiculous! Obviously, the only way around this was to make my own. And the best part about that is that I can leave out the fennel, which I really don’t like.

I’ve actually only made this as real sausage patties once, I usually use it in the All Day Frittata or Paleo Crockpot Minestrone Soup. Either way, it tastes great and is really easy, if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

Breakfast Sausage

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 patties
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson
Most ready-made breakfast patties or links have added sugars, sulfates, and preservatives. Make your own and leave out the junk while being in control of just how spicy they are or are not.



  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Get your hands in there and mix it all together until the spices are combined evenly throughout the pork
  3. Form the pork into small patties, about 3" wide and 1/2" thick.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sausage patties and cook about 7-10 minutes, flipping once, until cooked through.
  5. Alternately, you can cook all the pork at once, not forming patties, and using it as crumbled pork in other recipes, such as our Paleo Minestrone Soup.
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Sausage
Amount Per Serving (1 patty)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Last Updated 01/01/2019

15 Responses to “Breakfast Sausage”

  1. Bree

    I made chicken sausage and pork breakfast sausage. SO GOOD! thanks!!!

  2. Shannon

    I am making the sausage right now and see the salt doesn’t say what measurement. One-half of what? I am going with a teaspoon.

    • Kendra Benson

      Whoops, sorry about that, you’re right. I fixed the recipe. I guess I just go on auto-pilot when I make this and never noticed the error. Thanks for letting me know.

  3. Jennie

    Just perfect! We loved this!

  4. Julie

    Which brand of pork did you use?

  5. Laura

    How many servings does this make?

    • Kendra Benson

      That depends on if you make patties or links and how large you make each. We generally get 8-ish out of it (about 2 oz each) but that might vary depending on your preferences.

  6. Thomas

    If I am a single guy trying this on my own, can I make these and freeze the extra for breakfast throughout the week?

  7. Ashley

    Would you recommend freezing the patties while they’re raw or cooked?

    • Kendra Benson

      You could actually do either way. Freezing raw, you can cook them from their frozen state without thawing (keep them kind of thin if you do this). Freezing cooked, I’d think you should thaw them first and then reheat. So it depends on how you want to cook/reheat them when you’re ready to eat them.

  8. Francisco

    How many people/servings is the recipe for? Seems like many recipes lack that critical piece of information!

    • Kendra Benson

      I answered this in an earlier comment: “That depends on if you make patties or links and how large you make each. We generally get 8-ish out of it (about 2 oz each) but that might vary depending on your preferences.”

  9. Amber

    I really do t like the taste of smoked paprika. Is there a substitute you would recommend??


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