Make Ahead Breakfast Sausage Patties

Make Ahead Breakfast Sausage_THGFL2 

One breakfast staple in our house is the almighty Sausage Patty! Why? Well, because I can use just about any ground meat I’d like, season it the way we want, leave out the sugar and God knows what else commercial sausages have in them, and do it for a lot less money. But the best reason of all to make your own? You can make a HUGE batch, freeze them, and have a speedy-quick breakfast protein in no time!


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I’ve tinkered with this recipe for years now, but this blend of spices seems to be the favorite with my family. As always, feel free to adjust the seasonings to what you like. Like most of my recipes, there are no hard and fast rules here. For this particular version I used ground buffalo, but I’ve also been known to use ground pork, ground beef or a combination of the three. Honestly, the ground meat I use really depends on what’s on sale and what’s in my freezer at the moment. My favorite part, though, is that you can cook these straight from the freezer! No need to thaw first (though you can if you’d like). This makes for effortless weekday mornings when you’re scrambling (hehe!) for a quick bite to start the day.


Make-Ahead Breakfast Sausage
Yields 22
Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, nut free
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  1. 3 lbs ground meat (pork, beef or bison – or a combination of 2 or 3)
  2. 2 ½ tsp sea salt
  3. ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  4. 1 tsp parsley
  5. ½ tsp coriander
  6. 1 tsp rosemary
  7. 1 tsp marjoram
  8. 1 tsp sage
  9. ½ tsp thyme
  10. ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  11. 1 TBSP pure maple syrup
  12. ¼ C olive oil
  1. 1) Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir gently with your hands to combine.
  2. 2) Shape meat into 2 ½ -inch patties and place each on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  3. 3) Cover tray with foil and freeze until patties are fully frozen.
  4. 4) Place frozen patties in a freezer safe zip-top bag. Store in the freezer until needed.
  5. 5) To use, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 TBSP coconut oil and melt.
  6. 6) Add frozen patties to hot skillet, cover and cook 5 minutes. Turn heat to medium-low, uncover and cook another 4 minutes, or until sausages are cooked through. Enjoy!
  1. All ovens and temperatures vary so adjust as needed.
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  1. Thanks for this recipe! I just made this, but I cooked them first (baked on a pan in the oven at 350F for 30 minutes) and then will freeze them in small packages. I will reheat them in the pan with my eggs for breakfast. They smell delicious!!

  2. Mark Wesley says:

    Are the nutritional facts posted anywhere for the receipe’s? I was hoping to know the serving size, calories and other information about the receipes.

    Please advise?

    • Hi Mark! No, I don’t count calories or calculate nutrition info…it goes against my values concerning real food. However, I understand that there are some instances that folks need to do this and there are many great nutrition calculators online…just do a quick Google search to find a bunch! Thanks!

  3. Would it be possible to bake these in the oven instead of pantry from frozen?

    • Yes! Just place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Flip them partway through. Depending on your oven, you may need to cook a few minutes longer.

  4. Mary F. says:

    Hi Tammy,

    I have made these and loved them. I can’t remember what oil I used and in looking up the recipe today, i noticed you mention the use of 1/4 C. olive oli and coconut oil. Are both oils really being used in this? Thank you, Mary

    • I’m re-reading the recipe and I just see the 1/4 C of olive oil. Not sure where you saw the coconut oil? Let me know if I missed something.

      • The instructions step 5 says to add 1Tbsp coconut oil to pan and melt. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll make sure I use olive oil and not coconut oil.

        • Ahh, yes, there it is! 🙂 I use the olive oil in the meat mixture/recipe and the coconut oil for the pan to cook them in. You can use whatever oil you prefer for cooking. Sorry about the confusion! I get ahead of myself sometimes. 🙂

  5. My wife has recently been doing the Paleo thing. So I put together this recipe and cooked them in the Nuwave oven. She loves them. Thanks for such an easy way to fix breakfast sausage ahead of time.


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