Jennie Wible dresses up hearty pork sausage links with slices tart apples, chopped onion and brown sugar to make this morning mainstay. She fixes the full-flavored side dish when hosting brunch at her Hamilton Square, New Jersey home.
“I experimented with so many spices to finally attain what I think is the next-best-thing to pork sausage,” writes Marla Swoffer from Novato, California. “These are especially good drizzed with maple syrup…or crumbled in a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, cheese and taco sauce.”
These easy, healthy sausages taste great, and they make an elegant brunch dish. The recipe is also very versatile. It can be doubled or tripled for a crowd, and the sausage freezes well either cooked or raw. -Angela Buchanan of Longmont, Colorado
From York, Pennsylvania, Brad Eichelberger writes, "This is a different way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. It was an instant hit with our teenagers." Tip: "Serve with steamed green beans, cauliflower or broccoli," he says.
"A friend gave me this recipe to use at a bridal shower brunch, and the sweet chewy bacon strips were a big hit," recalls Jane Paschke from University Park, Florida. Lining the pan with foil before baking helps cut down on cleanup.
Enjoy the taste of homemade breakfast sausage without the guilt. This hearty recipe used ground chicken in place of regular pork sausage for a lighter spin on the favorite breakfast fare. —Mary Webb, Longwood, Florida
This homemade sausage is terrific because it's so lean, holds together well and shrinks very little when cooked. It's incredibly easy to mix up a batch and make any breakfast special.
-Jeannine Stallings, East Helena, Montana