Jan's Savory Breakfast Sausage Patties (Paleo)


Very simple, fresh-tasting, and preservative-free sausage. You can easily adjust the spices to your taste preferences. Make plenty and freeze ahead! Defrosting takes only 1 minute in a microwave on high power.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 patties


  • 3 pounds ground pork

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried sage

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Combine pork, molasses, salt, black pepper, sage, thyme, red pepper flakes, onion powder, parsley, nutmeg, fennel seeds, cayenne, and allspice in a large bowl; mix well by hand.

  2. Divide pork mixture into 16 portions; shape into patties 1/4-inch thick.

  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; pan-fry patties, in batches, until golden and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute sea salt for the kosher salt if preferred.

Instead of pan-frying, you can also bake these patties at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) until centers are cooked through and no longer pink, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
12g Fat
2g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 404mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 245mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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