Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage

 


This recipe for homemade breakfast sausage is low in calories, made with a combo of pork and turkey, they’re the only kind of breakfast sausage you’ll need!


Usually breakfast sausage comes from a pouch at the grocery store, but today I’m sharing a fantastic way to make it at home, using simple ingredients!  Once you’ve made the patties, you can easily freeze them… or cook them first, then freeze, for a quick, on-the-go breakfast idea!

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Sausage… ahhhhh sausage.  I hate a love/hate relationship with it.  My food weird-ness won’t let me enjoy any sausage with a casing, so usually links are out, but patties are another story!  I’ve been toying with the idea of making my own sausage at home, so I could control the quality of ingredients, not have fillers, etc., but decided I should take it one step further and go for a breakfast sausage patty!

Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage | These breakfast sausage patties are made with a combo of ground turkey and pork, savory herbs, and sweet maple syrup. The mouthwatering combo gives way to a low calorie homemade version of your favorite breakfast food! | http://thechunkychef.com

And not just ANY breakfast sausage… one with a mouthwatering combination of pork, turkey, fresh herbs, seasonings and maple syrup.  Ohhhh yes… can’t forget that maple syrup!  Around here, if you take a quick stroll down the breakfast meats aisle at the grocery store, there are TONS of maple sausages available.  There’s something about that little touch of sweetness that really takes the meat to a whole new level.

I also wanted to make these a bit on the lighter side, so you can totally have more of them right?!  Wait… that’s not how dieting works is it?  Hmm, this is why I’m the “chunky” chef you guys… I pretty much always need more food lol.  But anyway, making these with half ground turkey cuts the calories, then the ground pork comes in to add moisture (and flavor) so the patties aren’t dry and sawdust-tasting (you know how some all-turkey products can be, sadly).

Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage | These breakfast sausage patties are made with a combo of ground turkey and pork, savory herbs, and sweet maple syrup. The mouthwatering combo gives way to a low calorie homemade version of your favorite breakfast food! | http://thechunkychef.com

I can’t take all the credit for this recipe, as I got the idea for it from a Cooking Light magazine (the February issue I think?), then made a few tweaks, but nothing major, as they pretty much had it perfect from the get go.

Making these breakfast sausage patties is incredibly easy… just like mixing up some meatballs (except don’t actually scoop them into balls lol).  Once you’ve combined everything, spread it out onto a wax paper lined baking sheet in as even a layer as you can manage (sometimes the meat just doesn’t cooperate).  Grab a biscuit cutter or large-mouthed drinking glass (hint: spray the rim to keep the meat from sticking too much), and cut out the patties.  Go for a size a little larger than you want them to be, as they do shrink some when cooking.  At this point you can do three things:

  1. Cook the patties and eat them right away (my favorite option… nom nom!)
  2. Cook the patties and freeze them
  3. Freeze the uncooked patties

Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage | These breakfast sausage patties are made with a combo of ground turkey and pork, savory herbs, and sweet maple syrup. The mouthwatering combo gives way to a low calorie homemade version of your favorite breakfast food! | http://thechunkychef.com

If you want to freeze them (cooked or uncooked), check out the recipe notes section at the bottom of the recipe – I’ll have directions for both methods there.

When it comes to cooking these bad boys, you can fry them up in a skillet for that home-cooked feel, or skip the spatter and bake them in the oven!  My directions in this recipe will be for the skillet method, but check that recipe notes section for tips on baking them if you’d prefer it that way 🙂

Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage | These breakfast sausage patties are made with a combo of ground turkey and pork, savory herbs, and sweet maple syrup. The mouthwatering combo gives way to a low calorie homemade version of your favorite breakfast food! | http://thechunkychef.com

Okay, so now you have these fabulous breakfast sausage patties, but what to have with them?  Well my friends, the sky is the limit!  Here’s a few of my favorites:

Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage | These breakfast sausage patties are made with a combo of ground turkey and pork, savory herbs, and sweet maple syrup. The mouthwatering combo gives way to a low calorie homemade version of your favorite breakfast food! | http://thechunkychef.com

My favorite way though, is a classic sausage biscuit!  I hope you all give these Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage patties a try, and soon!


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Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage | These breakfast sausage patties are made with a combo of ground turkey and pork, savory herbs, and sweet maple syrup. The mouthwatering combo gives way to a low calorie homemade version of your favorite breakfast food! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 

This recipe for homemade breakfast sausage is low in calories, made with a combo of pork and turkey, they're the only kind of breakfast sausage you'll need!

Calories: 132 kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (use the darkest REAL maple syrup you can find)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage chopped
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme (or 1 Tbsp fresh thyme - chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper sprayed lightly with cooking spray, set aside.

  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and use hands to mix until just combined.  

  3. Spread mixture in an even layer in the prepared baking sheet, about 1/2" - 3/4" thick (this can be adjusted if you prefer a thicker patty).  Spray the rim of a 3 1/2" biscuit cutter (or large-mouthed drinking glass) and cut out patties.

  4. If patties are having a hard time staying together, place on wax paper in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before cooking.

  5. Heat vegetable oil (about 1-2 Tbsp) in a large skillet over MED to MED-HIGH heat.  Add patties to pan, making sure they aren't touching (you may have to cook in batches), and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through to a temperature of 165 degrees F.

  6. Repeat with remaining patties.

Recipe Notes

Oven Baked Sausage Method: 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place patties, not touching, on the sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes, flip patties over, and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until golden brown and cooked to 165 degrees F. --- this method isn't exact, as the times will change depending on the thickness of your sausage and your oven type.  But it's a great way to cook all the sausage at once, with no oil spatter!

Freezing UN-cooked Sausage:

  • Line baking sheet with wax paper and place cut out patties on sheet, not touching, and in a single layer.  Flash freeze them by placing them in the freezer for about an hour, or until frozen to the touch.  Remove patties from baking sheet.  Wrap frozen patties with wax paper and place into a large re-sealable freezer bag.  Freeze for up to 3 months.  TO THAW - remove amount of patties that you want, and place in the refrigerator overnight to defrost.  Cook as directed in recipe.

Freezing COOKED Sausage:

  • Cook as directed in recipe, then allow to cool completely.  Place cooked patties on a wax paper lined baking sheet, in a single layer, not touching.  Flash freeze them by placing them in the freezer for about an hour, or until frozen to the touch.  Remove patties from baking sheet and place in a re-sealable freezer bag.  Freeze for up to 3 months.  TO THAW/COOK - Place amount of patties you want in the refrigerator overnight to defrost, then microwave in 30 second intervals until heated through.

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Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage | These breakfast sausage patties are made with a combo of ground turkey and pork, savory herbs, and sweet maple syrup. The mouthwatering combo gives way to a low calorie homemade version of your favorite breakfast food! | http://thechunkychef.com

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24 comments on “Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage”

  1. About how many patties does this recipe usually make for you?

  2. My family are not maple sausage lovers….purists, I guess. Could I leave the maple syrup out and replace it with a different liquid?

  3. I am curious as to why you add the ground turkey. Not one of my favorite foods.I have the ground pork in my fridge and would like to make this recipe. I am hoping to not have to use the turkey.Thank you! B. Karr

  4. Made this sausage mix to put in a breakfast bake/casserole. It was so delicious!!! I will definitely make it again and try patties. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I made it as instructed and it was perfect.

  5. As someone who has never made a sausage in their life, this really opened my eyes in terms of taste and price.

  6. I just made these (the crumble version) over the weekend, and they’re just as good as what I had been buying frozen for about 7x the cost! Thank you.

  7. My entire family adores this recipe! It’s so good, freezes well and is healthier and cheaper than the prepackaged stuff.

  8. Just made these for my boyfriend and I and they are BEYOND DELICIOUS! I only had pork on hand so I halved the recipe and they came out great still. Thank so much for sharing!

  9. Thank you. I’ll think I’ll give it a try! : )

  10. Would this work with just the ground turkey? I don’t eat a lot of pork.

  11. I just made this and tasted the finished product. I love the flavor, think i’ll add a bit more maple syrup. It is a bit dry though. Should I add some olive oil or what should I add to make it more moist and have it hold together better?

    • Hi Genie 🙂 Hmm, mine isn’t usually dry… maybe add a touch more maple syrup, or some olive oil, and you could add an egg to help hold it together better if you’d prefer.

  12. My family loves breakfast sausage, but we don’t serve it very often because it’s usually so fatty. Love this lightened-up version!

  13. Oh my gosh! My girls would go nuts for this! Such a great idea!

  14. I seriously CANNOT WAIT to try this!

  15. Your photos of this sausage look absolutely amazing!

  16. I want this on Saturday morning… what a breakfast! And so easy! I’ve never made sausage at home before, but if I’d known it was as simple (and incredibly delicious as this!), I would’ve. Love this!

  17. Mmmm sausage is so so good! I bet this homemade version is a million times better than the kind I buy from the supermarket! Love the sweet-savory combo:)

  18. My boys want to eat meat everyday for breakfast! I know they would absolutely love these sausage patties!

  19. My boys love eggs and sausage for breakfast but on a school day, it’s tough to make that happen without using the prepackaged stuff that honestly just don’t taste very well. This completely solves my problem. Pinning!! Thank you!!