Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage Recipe

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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!

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.

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!


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


  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. Visit Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage @ thechunkychef.com for full instructions.

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