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breakfast sausage recipe
Ground Breakfast Sausage for Casseroles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Ground Breakfast Sausage for Casseroles is made with ground pork and savory spices that is ready in 10 minutes! Low-carb, keto, Whole30, and Paleo compliant with substitutions. Skip the storebought breakfast sausage and make this homemade version that's even better!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast sausage, breakfast sausage recipe, ground breakfast sausage
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 132 kcal
Author: Chelsea
  • 1 lb ground pork, I used 80/20
  • 1 tbsp olive oil*
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked pepper, or ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar, (optional)
  1. Place a large skillet on medium heat until pan is hot. Add olive oil to the skillet and make sure the oil is coated evenly. 

  2. Add the ground pork, ground sage, fennel seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper (optional) to the skillet. Mix until combined. 

  3. Continue to stir until the ground pork is cooked all the way through. 

  4. Remove the breakfast sausage from the skillet and store in an airtight container until ready to use for casseroles or by itself.

Recipe Notes

 You may use ghee or any other oil you prefer.

I did not add the sugar into the nutritional calculations since it is optional. 

Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands. 



Nutrition Facts
Ground Breakfast Sausage for Casseroles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 94
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.4g16%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 394.3mg17%
Potassium 12.8mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Protein 8.1g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.