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This DIY Breakfast Sausage Will Blow Your Mind

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

These 25-minute sausage patties are exactly what you need to start your day. Freeze ahead for busy weekday or lazy weekend mornings.

Sweet and savory sausage patties fall right next to bacon when it comes to breakfast meats we absolutely love. You don’t need a meat grinder or smokehouse to make delicious sausage at home, just a skillet. These Easy Homemade Breakfast Sausage patties contain 40% less saturated fat and half the sodium per serving compared to popular commercial brands, and no artificial additives. A batch of 16 sausage patties takes just 25 minutes from start to finish, perfect for a big crowd or freezing ahead.  

We start with lean ground turkey, then add a little ground pork for richness. Dark maple syrup lends a touch of breakfast-y sweetness, and fresh herbs brighten the mix. A cast-iron pan gives the patties a crispy, caramelized crust. The size of each sausage will be similar to a slider patty, about 31/2 inches wide and 2 ounces each. To freeze, place cooked patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until firm, then seal in a ziplock plastic freezer bag. To reheat, place two patties on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a paper towel, and microwave at HIGH 60 to 90 seconds or until heated through.

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The patties would be a delicious addition to any breakfast spread. For a breakfast-for-dinner twist, top toasted English muffin halves with a mustard and mayonnaise spread, a hot cooked sausage patty, sautéed spinach, and green apple slices. Serve with crispy roasted potatoes. You could also go a more traditional dinner route by serving the patties with a fresh cabbage slaw and hot cooked brown rice.