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Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

This Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties recipe will put breakfast sausage back on the menu!

This Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties recipe is Paleo and Whole30-friendly. The perfect way to still enjoy sausage for breakfast! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

I’m not sure if you’ve read the back of a package of sausages lately but there can be some really weird ingredients in them, including gluten and all sorts of preservatives.

The best solution is to make your own sausage patties: I mean really…who wants to stuff sausage casings? This recipe brings you all the flavor with a fraction of the work. I usually make savory Italian sausage patties by using something like Penzeys seasoning or Melissa Joulwan’s mix from Well Fed, but I had a hankering for something more breakfasty with a touch of sweetness. These would also be tasty if made with ground chicken or turkey.

Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties | stephgaudreau.com

Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties Recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork, Whole30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 364 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

This Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties recipe is Paleo and Whole30-friendly. The perfect way to still enjoy sausage for breakfast!



  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 apple peeled and minced (I used a Pink Lady apple)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp ground fennel or fennel seed
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt a spoonful of your fat of choice. Sautee the onions until translucent, a few minutes. Add the apple and sautee both until softened, about 5-6 minutes total. Let cool for a few minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine pork, sage, fennel, salt and pepper. When the onion / apple mixture is cool, add and mix well. I use my hands.
  3. Form the sausage mixture into patties. I made mine about 2″ in diameter but you can make them as big or small as you’d like.

  4. Heat the same skillet to medium-high. Add another spoonful of fat and fry the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through completely.

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Nutrition Facts
Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 501mg21%
Potassium 414mg12%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 Responses

  1. These are SUPER good!!! Just made them with grass-fed beef. Doubled the recipe so I have a bunch of raw frozen patties to throw in whenever I need one. Thanks Steph!

  2. Love these!! I just made a bunch for myself for breakfasts this week. Instead of using your spices I used 1/2 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 3/4 tsp chili powder. So good!

  3. Yumyumyum. Made these today. Found ground park at TJ! I pulled out the cuisinart and used it to shred the onion and apple, used fresh thyme because I had it. This will become a regular menu item!

  4. I bought an organic farm with an apple orchard last month and googled “apple pork sausage” to find a recipe to make my own. This popped up, and it really was stupid easy haha. And delicious, and literally from farm to table in under an hour! Thanks for posting this and keeping it up, I’m definitely going to check out more of your recipes. Cheers!!

  5. Delicious! I used ground Turkey and no fennel! I am new on the AIP diet and can’t have seeds yet!
    Thank you!!

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