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Simple Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Servings 12 sausage patties


  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram or dried fennel seed
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, for cooking

For serving (optional):

  • Chopped chives or green onions, for garnish


  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients (except olive oil). Mix well with your hands and form into patties.
  • Set a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Once hot, add sausage patties. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until internal temperature of each patty reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately and sprinkle with chopped chives or green onions, if desired.
  • Enjoy!


You can also substitute poultry seasoning, if you don't have marjoram or fennel seed. Poultry seasoning usually consists of thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg.
Freeze the sausage patties in a plastic bag, with layers of waxed paper in between each. They will keep well for up to 6 months.
Adapted from AllRecipes