Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade breakfast sausage is very easy to prepare and a great way to turn a run-of-the-mill breakfast into a great meal. Prepared with ground pork, fresh herbs and a hint of sweetness from apple cider, these sausage patties are great served with scrambled eggs, or add them to a homemade version of an egg and sausage English muffin sandwich.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Perfect to serve with your favorite eggs, our homemade breakfast sausage recipe is a tasty combination of ground pork, fresh herbs and a splash of apple cider.


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 slice sourdough or Italian bread, crust removed
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh sage, finely chopped (or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Tear the bread into small cubes (you should have about 1 cup) and place in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with the apple cider, let soak for 5 minutes, then mash the mixture into a paste with a fork.
  2. Drain any excess cider from the bowl, then add the ground pork, salt, parsley, sage, thyme, coriander, black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Combine thoroughly and form the mixture into 8 patties.
  3. Fry the sausage patties in batches over medium-high heat until golden brown and cooked through, 3 minutes per side.
  4. Leftover sausage patties can be individually wrapped and frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat, wrap frozen patties in foil and place in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes, or place in a covered frying pan over low heat until heated through.