This Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage recipe makes for the beginning of a delicious breakfast feast. Each bite delivers an amazingly crispy outside, tender inside, and tons of flavor from seasoning blend. And the best part is it only takes a few steps and about 20 minutes to make enough homemade Jimmy Dean sausage for the whole family!
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The Best Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage
I don't know about you, but I love to eat some sausage along with some eggs and toast for breakfast. And I think Jimmy Dean has some of the best breakfast sausages around, so I had to make a copycat Jimmy Dean sausage recipe.
Now, you can technically get Jimmy Dean sausage from the store, but I think making this copycat version at home is just so much better.
Honestly, once you make this recipe, you'll never go back to buying the store-bought Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage patties again.
The sausage flavor of it is honestly spot-on to Jimmy Dean's with all the right blend of flavors. And, even better yet, the sausage cooks to perfection in a skillet in under 20 minutes.
Plus, this recipe will yield enough sausage patties for the entire family, making it the perfect weekend breakfast recipe. And if you serve it with this cheesy hash brown casserole, you'll have a home run meal!
The great thing about this Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage recipe is how easy it is to get your hands on the ingredients. And honestly, you probably already have most - or all - of the ingredients in your pantry.
Here's what you need to make these delicious Jimmy Dean sausages:
- Just under 1lb. ground pork
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp. rubbed dried sage
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
- ¼ tsp. ground coriander
- ¼ tsp. MSG (optional)
- Fresh parsley and healthy mayo to serve
- 2 Tbsps olive oil, to cook
Ok, so, if you’re not familiar with MSG, it stands for Monosodium glutamate or sodium glutamate and it adds a ton of umami to dishes so I highly encourage you to use it in your sausage. With that said, you can find MSG seasoning in almost any supermarket - usually, it's in the "asian" section. I actually use it to make this egg fried rice, so if you happen to pick up the MSG from the store, you can use it to make that next!
By the way, this recipe will make slightly spicy sausage. But if you don't want it to have any spice, just leave out the crushed red pepper!
Oh, and if you have any extra sausage, you can use it to make this Carrabba's sausage and lentil soup or these delicious bacon wrapped armadillo eggs next!
How to Make Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage
As I mentioned earlier, the steps in this Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage recipe are few and very straightforward. And you'll have about 6 sausage patties so there will be plenty for everyone!
Now, get out all of the ingredients, and let’s get right into it!
Step 1: Seasoning the Pork
First, take out a large bowl, and add the salt, cayenne pepper, dried sage, black pepper, crushed red pepper, ground coriander, and MSG - if you're using it - to the bowl.
Then, add the ground pork to the bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon - or your hands - until it combines with the seasonings. By the way, I use pork because I prefer pork sausage, but you can also use ground beef if you want!
Step 2: Forming and Frying The Sausage Patties
Next, roll the seasoned meat into about 6-8 medium-sized balls, depending on how big you want your sausage patties to be. Then lightly press the balls to form them into a patty shape- about ½-inch thick.
Now, take out your skillet, add the olive oil to it, and heat the skillet over medium heat.
Then fry the sausage patties for about 10-12 minutes on one side, flip them over, and fry for 5-6 minutes on the other side, until brown. You'll want the internal temperature to be at least 160°F (70°C).
Keep in mind that you might have to cook the sausages in batches depending on how big your skillet is.
Step 3: Serve
Once you've cooked all of the sausage patties to perfection, you can serve it up with whatever you want!
If you're just eating the sausage alone, you can serve it with some parsley and anything you want for dipping like this McDonald's breakfast sauce.
Any way you choose to eat this Jimmy Dean sausage, it'll be delicious, so enjoy!
How to Store Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage
As I mentioned, this Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage recipe makes 6 or 8 servings depending on how big you make the patties, so it's plenty for a big family breakfast.
However, if you have some leftovers or are meal prepping, the sausage stores super well.
To store, either put the sausage in an airtight container or wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in a sealable bag. Just make sure the sausage is cooled before storing. Then you can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If you are meal prepping and want to store multiple servings in the freezer, wrap each Jimmy Dean sausage patty in plastic wrap and then put it in a freezer-safe bag. Then you can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to Reheat Breakfast Sausage
This sausage is actually pretty tasty cold, but you can reheat it if you want!
The best way to reheat the sausage is in the oven. To reheat in the oven, preheat it to 350°F (180°C) and put the patties on a baking sheet. Then, cover the sausage with some aluminum foil.
Warm the sausage for about 10 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature.
And if you want to reheat the frozen sausage, thaw it in the fridge overnight first before reheating.
Wrapping It All Up
And there you have it!
That’s how to make Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage at home. This is a quicker, easier, fresher, and healthier alternative to store-bought breakfast sausage patties.
It really makes for the best traditional breakfast addition and everyone will love it!
By the way, if you're looking for some absolutely delicious recipes to pair these pork sausage breakfast patties with we've got a few on the blog that goes great with them. This Denny's pancakes recipe, these fluffy waffles, and this scrumptious McDonald's Egg McMuffin copycat recipe are just a few we suggest trying out.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this Jimmy Dean sausage as much as I/we do.
If you make it, leave us a comment below and let us know what you think!
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More Breakfast Recipes
If you're looking for some more delicious breakfast recipes, we have a bunch on the blog that you can try next!
Check all of these out:
- McDonald's McGriddle
- McDonald's breakfast burrito
- Churro pancakes
- Sourdough french toast
- 3 ingredient waffles
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage
This Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage recipe makes the beginning of a delicious breakfast feast. Each bite delivers an amazingly crispy outside, tender inside, and has the perfect seasoning blend. The best part is it only takes a few steps and about 20 minutes to make enough Jimmy Dean sausage for the whole family!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Jimmy Dean
Just under 1 lb. (400g) ground pork
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. rubbed dried sage
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
¼ tsp. ground coriander
¼ tsp. MSG (optional)
Fresh parsley and healthy mayo to serve
2 Tbsps olive oil, to cook
- In a large bowl, mix the ground pork with all of the seasonings.
- Form the seasoned meat into medium-size balls, then form into 6-8 patties about ½-inch thick.
- In a skillet, heat a bit of olive oil.
- Fry the sausage patties for about 10-12 minutes, flip and fry for 5 minutes on the other side, until browned.
- Serve with breakfast sauce.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 210
- Fat: 18
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Protein: 12
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I made this into thinner sausage patties and it was terrific
Best, yes best, breakfast sausage I've made from scratch. It has great seasonings in it and the recipe makes the perfect amount of servings
Just how I like my breakfast sausage.
Two eggs, this sausage, and some toast. Repeat
I find doubling the spice recipe and adding 1/2 tsp of poultry Seasoning is pretty close to JD . I made the regular and added 6 tablespoons of maple syrup.