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homemade breakfast sausage

Homemade Paleo and AIP Breakfast Sausage

Sage and onion breakfast sausage with accents of fennel and clove. This savory breakfast sausage is Paleo and AIP friendly (when fennel is eliminated).

Course Breakfast
Cuisine AIP, Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal
Author Emily Stauch


  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1-1/4 tsp. ground sage dried
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel omit for AIP
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine all dry spices: sage, salt, fennel, cloves, black pepper, and onion powder. Stir until well mixed. 

  2. In a medium bowl, add ground pork and seasoning blend. Use hands to gently mix until meat is seasoned.

  3. Heat a frying pan (ideally cast iron) over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Fry a very small patty until internal temperature reaches 165°. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

  4. Shape remaining sausage into patties and fry over medium heat, flipping once, until internal temperature reaches 165°.