This Healthy Breakfast Sausage is super easy, quick, and perfect for your next weekend breakfast or Sunday brunch! You can also make this breakfast sausage ahead of time for enjoying all week, plus it’s freezer-friendly!
Easy Homemade Breakfast Sausage
This is going to become your go-to breakfast sausage recipe! We make them in large batches, store them in the fridge, and then warm up a few, along with whatever else we am eating. Simply toss them in the microwave and – boom – breakfast is ready. I
t always feels so good to eat a solid breakfast – and then we aren’t starving when it’s time for lunch. Our whole appetite is more stable the entire day. Don’t get me wrong though, these guys are good for more than just meal prep! The whole family thinks this is the best breakfast sausage because it’s made with real, simple ingredients.
Looking to use this simple sausage in a larger recipe? Try our Sunday Morning Sausage & Mushroom Frittata!
What You Will Need
- ground pork – you should be able to find fresh ground pork in the meat section at your local grocery store.
- whole fennel seed – give them a quick pan-fry to bring out all of their amazing flavor!
- kosher salt & ground black pepper – always necessary when cooking any type of meat.
- garlic powder, onion powder, & paprika – a combination of flavors that bring so much flavor to this traditional breakfast meat.
How To Make A Healthy Breakfast Sausage
To begin this simple process you can begin by gathering all of your ingredients.
Now you add all of your ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and mix to fully combine. Once they are fully combined you can form them into small patties.
Pro tip: we like to give the fennel seeds a quick pan-fry in order to bring out all their great flavor! But this is completely optional.
Next, bring a large cast iron skillet to medium heat and add the sausage patties to the pan to cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
After they have fully cooked you can remove them from the pan. We like to place them on a paper towel-lined plate.
Best Ways To Serve Breakfast Sausage
We love to enjoy this sausage alongside a couple of fried or poached eggs and some easy American fries or our hashbrown bake. If you are looking to add a vegetable to the mix they are also great with roasted broccolini or shaved brussel sprouts! Looking to serve a crowd or add the sausage to another recipe? Try our healthy baked egg cups or our sausage & mushroom frittata. There are so many great ways to enjoy this flavorful breakfast sausage!
Meal Prep + Freezing
This simple sausage recipe is perfect for meal prepping at the beginning of the week. Once the sausage patties are fully cooked you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
If you are looking to keep them for longer than that, you can freeze them. To easily do this you can let them cool, place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and place it in the freezer. Once they are frozen you can transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and just pull out the ones you want when you need them.
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Simple Homemade Whole30 Breakfast Sausage – perfect for Sunday brunch or your weekly meal-prep!
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 tablespoon whole fennel seed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Place fennel seeds in small skillet and gently cook on medium heat for approximately 3-5 minutes, stirring fairly constantly.
- Add all ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
- Make a large meatball in your hands (about 2 tablespoons) and then gently flatten and round out to make a small patty.
- Place in large skillet on medium-high heat.
- Cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
- Lightly season both sides with salt and pepper while cooking.
- Serve immediately.
- Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
- Freezing: place cooled sausage patties on a baking sheet, cover, and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container to store.
- Serving Size: 1 patty
- Calories: 126
- Sugar: 0.1 g
- Sodium: 150.8 mg
- Fat: 9.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.3 g
- Protein: 8 g
- Cholesterol: 32.7 mg
Keywords: breakfast sausage, healthy breakfast sausage, whole30 breakfast sausage, paleo breakfast sausage
Originally posted January 11, 2018.