Mom's Homemade Italian Sausage Patties

Monday, February 12, 2018
When I was growing up, my mom had a business. Downtown in Utica, New York where she made everything Italian from scratch.

After I was born, she moved the business to our home and made everything in the front room, I don't remember much but I do remember my favorite meat as a child was here homemade sausage patties.

Several years later, I learned how to make it, watched her and still it's not exactly like hers, I think the meats we buy today taste different than in the 1960s.

This sausage is still delicious and easy to make and my kids love it.

With some additions added like peppers, onions if you like and even slices of tomato, you can have a sausage meal all in one pan.

We sometimes even add potatoes to this sausage pattie meal.

Baked, fried, grilled or however you like sausage this recipe will surely put a smile on any Italian sausage lovers face!

Mom used to make the best sausage from scratch.

She would make links, patties, skewers and even keep some loose for sausage rolls!

This photo is a baked version, but you can use any cooking method you prefer.

I just love this quick recipe to throw together for lunch or dinner. Homemade sausage patties are the best!

this is Italian homemade sausage patties with peppers on top

Grilled. Baked, Fried?

When you make this sausage, this is a basic recipe, there are no rules for cooking it.

This grilled photo below is just another delicious way to prepare this sausage.

I have baked it, fried it, used it for skewers, and even made in the air fryer.

I have even used this sausage recipe to stuff cabbage.

If you have never made your own sausage from scratch, scroll down to the recipe card to see this easy recipe.

this is baked sausage and peppers

Topping for Pizzas and so much more!

If you love pizza and have any leftovers, it's perfect for making goulash or even pizza.

I love how versatile this recipe is and how many other uses there are for this.

When grilling, you can add so many other vegetables to make a whole meal on the grill.

Just add some corn on the cob, potatoes with peppers and onions, it makes an awesome sandwich!

this is Italian sausage patties on the grill with potatoes and peppers

I just love my mom's recipe!

There is nothing hard to mixing up some ingredients and this is one of those recipes I make often.

Homemade sausage is something my mom did all her life, and I now carry that tradition.

Mixing the ground pork together with some herbs, spices, cheese and sometimes wine makes it super tasty.

homemade Italian sausage patties on a bun sitting on foil with mushrooms

Get Creative

You will see several suggestions on making patties, skewers, sliders, using loose and cooked for sausage rolls.

Just use the sausage mix for anything you would like to stuff or eat on the grills, baked or fried.

The skies the limit, I even use it for a filling in lasagna!

this is raw  ground pork made into Italian sausage patties

Lots Of Uses for Loose Sausage

Instead of stuffing the sausage into links, I mix and use it for several meals.

I use Mom's homemade sausage for filling sausage rolls, making patties, making shish kabob skewers.

I also use cooked loose sausage on top of the pizza.

these are sausage on a stick homemade ground pork into Italian style sausage

Delicious Any Way You Cook it!

Baked patties in the oven with potatoes and peppers is a favorite.

Easy to bake, fry or grill!

this is homemade raw sausage Italian style ingredients

Homemade Sausage is the Best!

I would watch mom and my dad make the sausage using the funnel tubes and it was always quite interesting to see how if all came together.

Being mom was in business, she made everything homemade from scratch and her sausage was my favorite!

this is raw sausage made into patties with peppers on top

Mom was so talented

Back in 1950, it was not common for a woman to work.

My mom always did.

I will always cherish the pride she took in cooking everything from scratch and her love for the kitchen.

Everything was a banquet and beyond words delicious.

She made the simplest meals over the top fantastic.

this is raw sausage ready to grill of fry made into patties


As I grew up, my grandmother watched me and she went on to run a deli in a large supermarket.

Grandma was a great cook too and would always be teaching me something in the kitchen, mostly homemade pasta.

Being mom had her own business she would make all kinds of baked macaroni to sell.

She made hoagies with homemade sausage into patties to sell in sandwiches with peppers, many styles of pizza's, these are just some of the menu items.

It will spoil you from ever buying this again. I love to make homemade sausage in patties or skewers for the grill they are great!

this is a grilled sausage patties with potatoes and peppers

I Miss Mom's Cooking Everyday

I love making mom's recipes, it keeps her memory alive, but boy do I miss her.

They truly loved Italian food, were very creative and always knew that right flavors to add. They instilled traditions for life in all of us.

I will always be cooking in their memory to keep it alive.

this is an Italian home sausage made into patties and baked

The Sausage Recipe is Adapted

This is one recipe I have adapted over the years.

She made sausage in bulk for a business and I had to cut this way down.

Mom initially made 25 pounds at a time for her business.

I love the taste of this, just make sure you mix a little of the pork shoulder with ground pork, sausage needs fat.

I use both but you can use all ground pork shoulder as she did.

this is an Italian home sausage made into patties and baked

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Mom's Italian Sausage Patties

Yield: 12
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M
This is a recipe for Italian sausage patties homemade. The recipe is over 80 years old and mom used to make it from scratch. This is adapted from her bulk sized recipe to make sausage patties grilled, baked or fried.


  • 2 to 3 lbs. of ground pork mixed with fat (I usually use a pork shoulder 70/30 ratio or butt ground)
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon or more of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red or white wine or  broth any kind
  • 3 tablespoons grated cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • parsley fresh chopped around 2 teaspoons
  • For sweet sausage use the above recipe and omit the cayenne pepper
  • For hot sausage add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper per pound.


How to cook Mom's Italian Sausage Patties

  1. Mix the ground pork in a bowl with all ingredients shape into whatever you want, loaves, patties. 
  2. Fry on medium heat, bake or grill. 
  3. You can also bake at 400-degree hot oven until browned placing them on parchment paper or a greased pan for around 30 minutes or until browned and starts to look crispy on the outside. Add potatoes, onions, peppers and whatever else you like for one pan meal.
  4.  If making skewer, just use prepared kebab sticks and thread the meat onto them.
  5.  Grill until browned. If you would like them baked or fried, shape into little loaves, cook them then thread on skewers.
  6. Note: You can also Air Fry the sausage.
  7.  click here for patties with potatoes and peppers recipe
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  1. Very juicy and yummy! My husband is going to love these!

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipe with two homesick (for real Italian food) Chicagoans. This looks doable if we grind it ourselves.

  3. Sausage looks and sounds good and I like making my own but have not in a while - thanks for sharing the recipe

  4. Yum, Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combos. Homemade is even better!


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