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!

baked sausage patties

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

Homemade Sausage Suggestions

  • Loose sausage for goulash
  • pizza toppings
  • stuffed cabbage rolls
  • grilled patties
  • baked patties
  • hoagies
  • sausage rolls
  • In pasta dishes like lasagna

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

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements

  • ground pork
  • fennel
  • red wine
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • optional: cayenne pepper for heat

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

Tools Needed to Make This Recipe

  1. measuring cups
  2. measuring spoons
  3. hamburger pattie shaper
  4. bowl
  5. cookie sheet
  6. foil or parchment paper

this is raw  ground pork made into Italian sausage patties

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.

these are homemade Italian sausage patties

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this is an Italian home sausage made into patties and baked

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this is a grilled sausage pattie with potatoes and peppers

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 pork 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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