Mix up a batch of breakfast sausage seasoning to make your own sausage patties, or use the seasoning in your favorite recipes to make them taste like breakfast sausages, even if there’s no sausage in them!
Note: Below you’ll find a recipe for a full 1/2 cup (4oz.) batch of breakfast sausage seasoning. In addition, in case you only need a little bit, we’ve also given a recipe below that makes a small batch of just 2 tablespoons. We hope you find this helpful!
There are two reasons to make your own breakfast sausage seasoning. The first is so that you can make homemade breakfast sausages or breakfast patties. You can use it for turkey breakfast sausages and turkey patties too.
The other reason is because breakfast sausage seasoning is a really tasty mixture, and you can use it in other recipes. When you do, it will make anything you add it to taste like sausages!
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Southern-style Breakfast sausages have a distinctive flavor. So, if you add the seasoning blend to other dishes, it gives them a bit of that feeling. You can use it to season ground beef while cooking it, or you can put some into soups or stews.
The mixture of sage, thyme, garlic, brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and a touch of ground cloves really works with all kinds of things.
Note that there is salt in this mixture. Be careful not to add it to things that you’ve already salted. Or, you can mix up a batch without the salt and know that you need to add salt if using it in something unsalted.
Video: How To Make Sausage Seasoning And Sausage Patties
Making a Small Batch of Breakfast Sausage Seasoning
If you want a batch of Sausage Seasoning in your pantry that you can grab and use whenever, then scroll down to make the full recipe. However, if you just want a small batch to use right now in a recipe, or, if you just want to know approximately how much of each ingredient to add directly to something that you’re cooking so that it will have the same general sausage flavor, I have the info for you below as well.
Do note that this recipe and the small batches all contain salt so you will probably not want to add anything else that contains salt, or any additional salt.
This is how to make about 2 tablespoons of the seasoning. For reference that is enough seasoning for about 3/4 to 1 pound of ground meat.
|To Make 2 Tablespoons of Breakfast Sausage Seasoning, Combine:|
• 2 tsp. brown sugar, packed
• 1 and 1/2 tsp. dried sage
• 1 and 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1/2 tsp. black pepper
• 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
• 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
• a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
• a very small pinch of cloves (optional)
To Add Directly to the Food You’re Cooking: Add some brown sugar. Add one-third as much of dried sage and of salt. Then go in with a pinch of black pepper, garlic powder, and dried thyme. A pinch of cayenne is optional.
So those are the small batches of the seasoning, the full recipe is below. Whether you’re making sausages or just want all your food to taste like sausages (who doesn’t want that???), I can’t wait for you to try this. I know you’re going to love this blend! Be sure to check out all of our other homemade seasoning blends over here.
More Sausage Seasonings:
If you like the idea of making your own Breakfast Sausage Seasoning, you will also love making other seasoning blends that are used to flavor sausage. These can be used to make sausage, or also to make other dishes you cook have that flavor profile. They’re wonderful mixes to have on hand!
Enjoy! -Christine xo
Podcast Episode About Making Breakfast Sausage
Listen to our editor, Christine Pittman, explain briefly how to make this seasoning mix, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed
- 5 tsp. dried sage
- 5 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Use immediately or store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 months.
- This blend is the right amount for 5 pounds of uncooked ground meat (ground pork or ground turkey are the best). You can also use this seasoning on other things, like sprinkled on your bagel and cream cheese, or into soups or onto roasted potatoes. It makes everything taste like breakfast!
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- Serving Size: 1 teaspoon