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40 Savory Breakfast Sausage Recipes

Nope, you don't need to just serve it on the side! These breakfast sausage recipes show that these links are just as much a part of your plate as eggs or pancakes.

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Grandmother's Toad in a Hole

I have fond memories of my grandmother’s Yorkshire pudding wrapped around sausages, a puffy dish my kids called “the boat.” Slather it with butter and maple syrup. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, Ohio
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Sausage-Egg Burritos

My husband and I try to eat healthy, but finding new meals for breakfast is a challenge. By adding tomatoes, spinach and garlic to traditional eggs and egg whites, we can have a dish that is both light and satisfying.—Wendy G. Ball, Battle Creek, Michigan.
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Sausage Pancake Muffins

My kids love sausage and pancakes but making them during the week was out of the question. I purchased the frozen variety on a stick but wasn’t keen on the calories, additives or price. This version of pigs-in-a-blanket is a great alternative that’s much more cost effective. —Lisa Dodd, Greenville, South Carolina
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Zucchini Egg Skillet

Zucchini Egg Skillet

My neighbor shared more zucchini from his garden than I knew what to do with. He loved this recipe—it’s great for brunch or a special breakfast. —Darcy Kennedy, Hendersonvlle, North Carolina
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Skier’s Skillet

With its great combination of flavors and ease of preparation, this is one of my favorite dishes to make when we have overnight guests. Serve it with scrambled eggs for a complete meal…with little fuss!
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Sausage and Egg Grits

I always mix my sausage, grits and eggs together so I thought it would be great to make a casserole that did the same. It’s loaded with downhome flavor without using any butter! —Jeannine Quiller, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Triple Sausage Breakfast Bake

This over-the-top breakfast has great flavors—smoky, sweet and spicy. It’s a really meaty meal. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
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Leek Quiche

We often have potluck breakfasts at my school. I came up with this leek quiche recipe so I could bring something different and filling to share. You can make it in the large pie version or in little tartlets. And if you want to make it vegetarian, just eliminate the sausage. —Kathryn Dampier, Quail Valley, California
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Breakfast Sausage Bread

Any time we take this savory, satisfying bread to a potluck, it goes over very well. We never bring any home. My husband generally makes this bread and prides himself on the beautiful golden loaves. -Shirley Caldwell, Northwood, Ohio
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Hearty Slow-Cooker Breakfast Hash

This sweet and savory hash certainly won't leave you hungry. The sausage, veggies and eggs fill you up, and the hint of maple syrup makes it all feel extra cozy. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Air-Fryer Toad-in-the-Hole

Toad-in-the-Hole is a British comfort food dish consisting of sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding. I prepare mine in the air fryer, breakfast-style, even though it’s commonly served at suppertime. —Leigh Rys, Herndon, Virginia
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Sausage Crescent Rolls

I love the appetizer pigs in a blanket and thought I could turn it into an amazing breakfast dish. Boy, was I right. These are now on the menu for every family gathering. —Jimmie Harvey, Bedias, Texas
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Spicy Sausage & Apple Overnight Casserole

For many years I’ve hosted Mother’s Day brunch. One year I didn’t make this delightfully spicy casserole and thought the family would toss me from my own house! —Dawn Vance, Geneva, Illinois
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Bacon-Sausage Quiche Tarts

As a teacher, I attend many meetings and also have special celebrations with rest of the staff. The other teachers are very fond of this treat and often request that I bring it to our functions. —Jackie Milliken, Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Raisin Bread & Sausage Morning Casserole

When we used to have Sunday breakfasts with my grandparents, my mom often made this for grandpa because he enjoyed it so much. Pork sausage and cinnamon bread taste surprisingly good together. —Carolyn Levan, Dixon, Illinois
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Slow-Cooker Breakfast Burritos

Prep these tasty, hearty burritos the night before for a quick breakfast in the morning or let them cook while you are away on a weekend afternoon for an easy supper. —Anna Miller, Churdan, Iowa
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Sausage Johnnycake

Sausage Johnnycake

Here’s a nice hearty breakfast with plenty of old-fashioned flavor. I serve it to my bed-and-breakfast guests. They love the cake’s savory middle and maple syrup topping. It’s a fine way to start the day! —Lorraine Guyn, Calgary, Alberta
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Maple Sausage Patties

Maple syrup, sage, thyme and a little liquid smoke lend comforting flavor to these hearty pork patties. I developed the recipe with help from neighbors who were willing taste testers. —Margaret Eid, Huron, South Dakota.
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Sausage Cheese Biscuits

These breakfast-in-a-biscuit goodies will appeal to the young…and the young at heart. It’s one of my favorite recipes because it doesn’t require any special ingredients. —Marlene Neideigh, Myrtle Point, Oregon
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Peach & Sausage Breakfast Squares

The ingredients may sound unusual, but this breakfast bake is delicious! Sausage, sweet peaches and pancake mix come together for a complete meal in one. —Judith Bowden, Sanford, North Carolina
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Make-Ahead Biscuits & Gravy Bake

Biscuits and gravy are usually prepared separately but served together. I created a way to bake them all at once in this scrumptious casserole. —Nancy Mcinnis, Olympia, Washington
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Sausage-Sweet Potato Hash & Eggs

When I first began making this dish for breakfast I served it with fried eggs on top. Now I sometimes make it for supper and serve it without eggs. It’s great when I want a dish I can make quickly, with minimal cleanup.—Nancy Murphy, Mount Dora, Florida
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Sausage Bacon Bites

These tasty morsels are perfect with almost any egg dish or as finger foods that party guests can just pop into their mouths. Try them as an accompaniment to fondue. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Sausage Tortilla Breakfast Bake

Sausage Tortilla Breakfast Bake

This casserole is perfect for a special brunch. It combines the spices of the Southwest with the comfort of a hearty breakfast. You can spice it up by adding cayenne and hot peppers, or mellow it by replacing the tomatoes and green chilies with mild salsa. It’s versatile and easy—no wonder it’s a longtime family favorite. —Darlene Buerger, Peoria, Arizona
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Hot Fruit and Sausage

Pineapple, brown sugar, and cinnamon make plain pork sausage links extra tasty. And the banana slices really complement the sausage. This dish is super easy to prepare and makes any breakfast special.—Marian Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Andouille Sausage Hash

I threw this hash together last minute for a church brunch. Folks liked it so much they asked me for the recipe, so I scrambled to write it down. —Paulette Heisler, Tampa, Florida
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Apple-Sage Sausage Patties

Apple and sausage naturally go together. Add sage, and you’ve got some standout patties. They’re freezer friendly, so I make them ahead and grab when needed. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia
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Brunch Burritos

I like to use a second slow cooker to keep the tortillas warm and pliable when I serve these hearty burritos. Just place a clean wet cloth in the bottom, then cover it with foil and add your tortillas.—Beth Osburn, Levelland, Texas
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Breakfast Skewers

These kabobs are fun, different and delicious, plus they go well with any egg dish. —Bobi Raab, St. Paul, Minnesota
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Sausage & Apple Cornbread Bake

I make a corn bread-style bake with sausage, maple syrup and apples when we want a hearty breakfast. It’s sweet, savory and easy to make. —Stevie Wilson, Fremont, Iowa
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Savory Sausage French Toast

I first made French toast with sausage to use up leftovers. Now I make it because it’s a heavenly way to start the day.—Suzanne Earl, Spring, TX
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Mushroom Sausage Strata

This flavorful casserole is a hearty mainstay for our family's Christmas Day brunch menu. Being able to assemble the recipe ahead of time is a real plus! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
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Hearty Sausage & Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes with sausage and sage make a happy dish. I get a lot of recipe requests when I serve this hearty hash with apples and carrots. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos

This is a really simple, tasty breakfast. It has been a mainstay for our mornings together as a family.—Jo Ferguson, Arnold, Missouri
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Cheesy Potato Egg Bake

I whipped up this cozy egg bake with potato crowns for an easy “brinner.” Use add-ins you like – sweet peppers, onions, broccoli, carrots. The possibilities are endless. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Buttermilk is the "secret" ingredient that keeps these pork patties moist, while a blend of seasonings creates a wonderful taste.—Harvey Keeney, Mandan, North Dakota
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Potato Sausage Frittata

Potato Sausage Frittata

With sausage, bacon, eggs and potatoes, this frittata is one hearty meal! Although I double the recipe for my large family, we never have any leftovers. As good as this dish is, you can experiment to customize it for your family. Try using ham, bell peppers, chorizo­—the sky’s the limit!
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Savory French Toast

I was tired of sweet French toast, so I made a savory version with sausage, cheddar and chives for Christmas one year. Now my family asks for it regularly. —Carol Grant, Freehold, New Jersey
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Cheese Sausage Strata

Sausage provides plenty of flavor in this hearty egg strata. It's a great addition to a brunch buffet, because it's assembled the night before to cut down on last-minute fuss. —Teresa Marchese, New Berlin, Wisconsin
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Sausage Breakfast Hash

Served with dough well-done (toast) and dirty water (coffee), this makes a fun breakfast-for-dinner combo. —Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington

Colleen DuVall
Colleen is a writer/editor/podcaster who has made it a lifelong hobby to collect and try out new recipes. After another October has come and gone, she starts counting down the days until next Halloween.
Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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