Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


20 patties

Updated: Nov. 01, 2022
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
Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground pork


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Add pork; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twenty 3-in. patties.
  2. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties in batches over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-6 minutes on each side. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Can you freeze Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties?

Wrap each cooked, cooled patty; transfer to an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use, unwrap patties and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° until heated through, about 15 minutes on each side.

If you don’t have buttermilk, for each cup of buttermilk needed, substitute 1 Tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then let stand for 5 min. Or, use 1 cup plain yogurt, or 13/4 teaspoon cream of tartar added to 1 cup milk.

Nutrition Facts

1 sausage patty: 126 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.