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Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Homemade Breakfast Sausage is far better than store-bought, and it's a cinch to make. You only need a few basic pantry staples for this Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe, and it's freezer-friendly, makes a big batch, and you know the quality of ingredients you're getting!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 -16 patties
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl


  • 2 lbs. lean ground chicken turkey, or pork (we mostly use chicken)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme remove pods and leaves from stem first, discard stems, then chop the remaining pods and leaves
  • 2 tbsp. fennel seed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. butter or olive oil divided


  1. In a large bowl, combine meat, sage, thyme, fennel seed, salt, pepper, and maple syrup.
  2. Stir until blended.
  3. Shape into 3-inch patties, about 1/2-inch thick.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp. butter.
  5. Add patties to the pan, cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until crispy and brown, and repeat with remaining patties.
  6. Serve hot with breakfast!