Making Homemade Breakfast Sausage is simple with ingredients already in your pantry! No need to grind your own meat! They're also freezer-friendly, MSG, preservative and gluten-free!

Homemade Breakfast sausage – MSG Free

  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 pounds 1x


Making Homemade Breakfast Sausage is simple with ingredients already in your pantry and no need to even grind your own meat (unless you want to!). These are also freezer-friendly, MSG free, preservative-free, & gluten-free!



  • 2 pounds ground pork [See Note 1]
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poultry seasoning [See Note 2]
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more or less, to taste
  • Optional Seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp Pure Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds


  1. Combine ground pork {see Note 1] with all other ingredients in a large mixing bowl. With clean hands, knead the mixture until well combined. Form the mixture into 2-inch rounds.
  2. For immediate use: Saute sausage patties over medium-low heat in a non-stick skillet. Cook until brown on both sides and cooked through, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Alternatively, you may freeze the patties for up to 3 months. [See Note 5)


1). Ground turkey may be substituted for the ground pork.2). Poultry seasoning is a blend of spices including sage, thyme, and rosemary. If you prefer you can use a combination of these spices instead of using poultry seasoning.3). I like maple sausage, so I sometimes also add pure maple syrup to sausage.4). You may like to add fennel seeds for a more fenel taste to your breakfast sausage. I have guests who prefer not to have fennel seeds so I often omit these. 5). Form patties and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper (affiliate link) and individually freeze the patties. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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