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Homemade Pork Sausage

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Mar. 22, 2023
These country-style patties are so simple to prepare. You'll never again settle for store-bought pork sausage that's loaded with preservatives—and not nearly as good. —Bertha Bench, Mineral Wells, Texas
Homemade Pork Sausage Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into eight 4-in. patties.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook patties until a thermometer reads 160°, 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  3. Freeze option: Prepare uncooked patties and freeze, covered, on a foil-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer patties to a freezer container; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 160°.

Nutrition Facts

1 patty: 242 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 502mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.

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