Whether you make it homemade or add it to a recipe, breakfast sausage recipes are as important for planning dinner as they are for breakfast. Sometimes, a good breakfast (or brunch) meal at the end of a long day is a good change in routine.
And, in the wintertime, breakfast casseroles are the perfect comfort food on a chilly night when you want something warm and baked.
How to Make Breakfast Sausage
Making breakfast sausage sounds like a chore, but honestly, it really isn’t. And the taste is far superior than store-bought breakfast sausage.
The best part is, that you have the control over creativity and heat level.
You can grind your own pork at home with a meat grinder, or buy packaged ground pork from your butcher or grocery store.
Add spices such as sage, marjoram, cloves, etc. to make a classic breakfast sausage flavor or add maple syrup for a slightly sweet maple flavor.
Make your own spice and herb blend; it’s your recipe to play with.
How to Cook Sausage Links
To make breakfast sausage links from scratch, you will need a sausage stuffer. You can buy a free standing sausage stuffer, and this KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Attachment is ideal for their stand mixers.
Sausage links can be pan or oven fried, put on the grill or smoked. Because links have sealed casings, they can also be boiled.
How to Cook Breakfast Sausage Patties
To cook breakfast sausage patties, first you need to form the patties from your ground pork mixture; the size is your preference.
Breakfast sausage patties can be pan fried, cooked in the oven, grilled, or even smoked. However you can cook a burger, you can do the same to sausage patties.
How to Cook Breakfast Sausage in the Oven
Breakfast sausage can be baked in the oven on a baking sheet, or on a metal rack on top of a baking sheet to catch the grease.
They can also be cooked on low broil, turning halfway during cooking.
Best Breakfast Sausage Recipes
These sausage recipes vary from southern favorites, to Tex-Mex staples, and even low-carb breakfast sausage options, so there’s something to please everybody.
The question is…which one will you make first? Maybe the Breakfast Burritos or Sausage McMuffin Casserole for brunch?
Or perhaps the Sausage Balsamic Caramelized Onion Pizza or Zaatar Sausage Skewers for dinner?
Whichever way you go, you won’t be disappointed with any of these recipes using breakfast sausage – go here to get all 15 breakfast sausage recipes.
This post was originally published by me on April 2nd, 2021 on Parade Magazine.