This quick and easy paleo keto breakfast sausage has just a few ingredients and comes together in minutes. This sugar-free sausage recipe is Whole30-compliant, as well as gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free!
It's hard to find a packaged breakfast sausage without a lot of additives. Here's the ingredient list from one of the best-selling brands: pork, water, sodium lactate, sugar, monosodium glutamate, natural flavorings, BHA, BHT, and citric acid. Just what I want to eat for breakfast.
The good news is it's super quick and easy to make your own paleo, keto, and Whole30 breakfast sausage. You can have sausage patties ready to cook or freeze in less than five minutes. And with zero carbs, this sausage recipe is perfect for a low carb keto breakfast.
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Homemade breakfast sausage recipe
This simple recipe calls for just pork and a few spices. I think sage gives sausage that classic breakfast flavor. And I like to add a little smokiness and heat with smoked paprika. The great thing about making your own breakfast sausage is you can use any herbs and spices — rosemary, thyme, or even a poultry seasoning blend. Add whatever you like.
Pro tip: Make sure mix your sausage seasoning blend together before adding it to the meat. This way the spices will be evenly distributed throughout your sausage patties. As a general rule of thumb, I like to use one teaspoon of salt per pound of meat—but you can always adjust this and use more or less salt to your taste.
This recipe can also be used with other types of meat. Make a chicken breakfast sausage with ground chicken. Or try a turkey version with ground turkey. It's so simple, once you try it you'll never need to buy breakfast sausage again!
And make extra sausage patties to put in the freezer. That way you'll always have some paleo breakfast sausage on hand to make a frittata, like this one with sausage and butternut squash or this one with sausage and mushrooms.