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Healthy breakfast sausage recipe.

Healthy Breakfast Sausage (Paleo + Whole30)

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 15-20
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


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


  1. Place fennel seeds in small skillet and gently cook on medium heat for approximately 3-5 minutes, stirring fairly constantly.
  2. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix to combine. 
  3. Make a large meatball in your hands (about 2 tablespoons) and then gently flatten and round out to make a small patty.
  4. Place in large skillet on medium-high heat.
  5. Cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
  6. Lightly season both sides with salt and pepper while cooking.
  7. 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