Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Did you know that pork breakfast sausages were super easy to make homemade?

This homemade breakfast sausage recipe is fantastic and so darn easy!

Well, I am here to tell you, these are better than anything you will ever buy in a grocery store for sure!

They took about 5 minutes to mix up and viola you will have the best homemade breakfast pork sausage patties

I promise you will never buy them again!

I honestly was skeptical about making them my first time, I really thought they would be very difficult and I don't usually have all the ingredients.

I purposely keep all dried herbs and spices on hand needed to make these anytime and ground pork in the freezer.

I couldn't find dried savory so I looked up the substitutions that are recommended and it said to use dried basil, it worked perfectly.

Fresh buttermilk is a must-have in this recipe.

There are a few ingredients you may not have in the pantry, so check out my list below.

These are the best pork breakfast sausages I have ever eaten and you can adjust the heat or spiciness to how you like them.

Scroll down for the recipe!

These are sauteed in oil pork breakfast sausages made into a pattie for breakfast . These patties are cooked dark and crispy on top

They Look and Smell Great Cooking!

I know they are just breakfast sausages, but I have to tell you, I truly got excited smelling the aroma that came from this frying pan.

They even tasted better than they smelled or look!

The best part about these leftovers? They freeze well between parchment paper and you can just use as needed!

They reheated perfectly in the air fryer or toaster oven!

I have been making Italian sausage for years and that recipe is easy also!

these are breakfast sausages frying in a fry pan

Frying These in Oil

I really didn't use much oil, they produced enough juices from the pork to only use a few tablespoons, you can adjust as needed.

I only fried a couple at a time, to see if the seasonings were good.

We like a little more heat and black pepper, so I added a tad more in mine.

I suggest to adjust the flavors to how you prefer them as well, cook one, eat it and add and adjust to taste.

homemade pork sausage patties frying in oil in a hot fry pan

Shaping Them Was Easy

The mixture is not runny, it's just perfect.

I used a large tablespoon to shape mine, you can use an ice cream scoop, then flatten them as they hit the heated oil.

Of course, you can shape them by hand but I just used a spoon and used the back of the spoon to smooth any uneven edges as they fried.

They were really easy to add to oil with a spoon.

I used a fork to pull them out after they were done and set them on paper towels to drain the oil off.

You can also air fry these after you spray the air fryer tray with oil spray for another cooking method.

this is a photo of raw pork sausage mix shaped into a pattie form and in the fry pan about to be fried

Ingredients Needed

  • Buttermilk
  • Marjoram
  • Nutmeg
  • Cooking oil
  • Brown sugar
  • Sage
  • Savory or Basil
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ground Pork
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Black pepper

this is a photo of all the spices used to make breakfast sausages

Let's Get it Mixed!

You will need a mixing bowl to add the pork and seasonings in.

Add the buttermilk, spices and then the pork and mix together.

I love using buttermilk it keeps these patties so moist and tender just like my Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake is when I make it.

Easy peasy, nothing to this.

Time to heat the oil and get frying for the perfect breakfast sausages!

this is raw pork in a bowl with all the spices and buttermilk to make homemade sausage breakfast patties

Light Or Dark?

You can fry these to your own taste, we have several picky eaters in our home.

My son loves any meat overcooked, my husband a light brown cooked all the way through of course.

There is no right or wrong way to cook these except pork needs to be thoroughly cooked all the way through.

I made some around 5 to 8 minutes in cooking time and others as long as 14 minutes till dark browned.

this is how to make breakfast sausage patties


  • Only use fresh buttermilk
  • You can substitute dried basil or oregano for the dried savory if you can't find it
  • Heat the oil to a medium heat
  • Fry one, try it, adjust the seasonings to your taste and how dark you want them by frying longer
  • leftovers freeze great between parchment paper for later use
  • Reheating is perfect in the toaster oven or an air fryer

these are crispy fried pork sausages made from ground pork and spices frying in a pan with oil

More Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Apple cinnamon baked french toast
Cake mix blueberry muffins
Blueberry crumb muffins
Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
Baked Pancake
Cinnamon mini muffins
Blueberry Cornbread
Easter Bread Strata
Strawberry stuffed french toast
Cannoli-Stuffed French Toast

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these are how to make homemade breakfast pork sausage patties and they are frying in oil

If you're a Breakfast Sausage Lover!

Don't miss trying these delicious sausage patties homemade, they are better than Jimmie Deans or any other name brand.

You won't believe how easy these are to make.

Your family is going to love them and be so impressed!

These are sauteed in oil pork breakfast sausages made into a pattie for breakfast . These patties are cooked dark and crispy on top

Don't Forget to freeze the leftovers!

I don't like to waste anything and this freeze perfectly!

I make the patties on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Place the entire cookie sheet in the freezer for about 25 to 30 minutes until set.

Then, I layer the patties on top of one another, leaving the parchment paper between each layer.

Place in a ziplock bag until ready to use another time!

That's it, enjoy these homemade sausage patties with any other of your favorite breakfast additions.

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Yield: 18
these are the recipe for homemade sausage pork patties for breakfast

Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties

prep time: 5 min cook time: 8 min total time: 13 mins
These are homemade pork breakfast sausages and better than anything you can buy in a grocery store. Easy to make and delicious for any breakfast sausage lover!


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram,
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried savory ( you can substitute oregano or basil dried as well)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 pounds of ground pork butt
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl combine the buttermilk with all seasonings. Add the pork and mix together. Shape into 18 to 20 3 - inch patties.
  2. In a large skillet heat some canola or vegetable oil in the pan around 4 to 5 tablespoons. 
  3. Heat to medium-high heat. Place the shaped patties in the oil and cook on each side until they are browned and crispy. 
  4. We like some cooked light in color and some very dark but 5 to 6 minutes on each side is cooked for these sausages. Cook around 10 to 14 minutes for very dark ones.
  5. Serve your breakfast sausages with fried eggs, scrambled eggs or pancakes.
  6. Note: I added a little more cayenne as we like spicy hot! I would cook one first and add the flavors of herbs you like to your own taste. This was the perfect combination for me except heat!
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These are sauteed in oil pork breakfast sausages made into a pattie for breakfast . These patties are cooked dark and crispy on top


  1. These look very flavourful. I love the seasonings you've used here!

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I like how you use buttermilk in your patties. I will definitely try!

  3. Definitely need to add these to my breakfast menu!!!

  4. Oh, YUM! How good do these look? Deliciously crispy and brown and so tasty! Wow! I can't wait to try!

  5. Cant wait to try some of these - and add onto my English muffins ;)

  6. Looks delicious! Now I have to make these when I make Diane's Homemade English Muffins. Add an easy over egg and I'm in all set!

  7. These look incredibly delicious, Claudia, and I like the fact that they are easy to make!

  8. We love a good breakfast on Sunday mornings and I can't wait to give this one a try!

  9. They look incredibly delicious! Love how juicy and tender they look.

  10. Looks delicious Claudia but I've never heard of adding buttermilk to sausage. I made some many years ago but none since and now I'm inspired to give your version a try.

  11. Oh, boy, Bill would go crazy if I made him some pork sausage! It sounds terrific, Claudia!

  12. Delicious! Thank you for this recipe!


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