Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties are the bomb!  I always say homemade is best, but why would you go to the trouble of making your own sausage patties?  For starters, you control the fat, you control the salt, no chemicals, no nitrites, no preservatives, NO GLUTEN!  And with no casings needed they are easy to make.  You can buy gluten free breakfast sausage seasoning or make your own.  Experiment with different spice combinations to find the one you like best.  Be sure to use real maple syrup.  For years I purchased breakfast sausage links at the supermarket, but not any more!

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  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp. homemade gluten free sausage seasoning (see below)
  • 4 tbsp. maple syrup
  • fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

Sausage Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp. salt (use less if limiting salt)
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. sage
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. ground fennel
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander

OR use a purchased Sausage Seasoning


Combine the pork and turkey in a large bowl and blend together lightly with 2 forks.  Don’t compress the meat.  Of course you can use all pork or all turkey, but I found that blending equal amounts of each gives a good balance of flavor and fat.

Drizzle in the maple syrup and sprinkle the seasoning a little at a time.  With each addition, use the forks to thoroughly incorporate.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper.  Scoop the mixture into 2 oz. balls, then gently press into patties.  You will have about 15 total.

Prepare the patties and refrigerate one day ahead for a brunch.  The patties will keep for several months in the freezer.  You can freeze them on the baking sheet then transfer to a freezer safe bag.  They are great to have on hand to enjoy on the weekend.

Cook sausage patties 5 minutes per side in a nonstick skillet.  For a nice presentation, I like to garnish the patties with fresh thyme sprigs.

Add some homemade goodness to your family breakfast table with this easy recipe.  If you enjoyed this post, check out some of my favorite brunch ideas to feed a family or a crowd!

Notes ♪♫  Always check ingredient labels for hidden gluten.  Seasoning blends are convenient, but if you are limiting salt make your own!

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