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It’s tough to find a breakfast sausage at the grocery store with a clean, simple ingredient list. But guess what? Homemade pork breakfast sausage is really easy to make and you have total control over the ingredients. 

Some of my clients who are working through their MRT test and LEAP diet struggle to find a healthy protein for breakfast.

This pork sausage is a great solution! Whip up a big batch, freeze the extra patties in portions, and voila!, you have an easy breakfast.

While I do prefer the combination of spices used in this breakfast sausage, several of them (including sage, thyme, and cloves) are not tested on the MRT (Mediator Release Test for food sensitivities), so you may need to wait a few weeks until you can re-introduce those seasonings. 

You can easily substitute the sage, thyme, and cloves for tested spices like oregano, basil, rosemary, black pepper, cayenne pepper, or ginger. Or omit them altogether for the time. You’ll be able to include most (or all) of them again soon! No worries. 

If you’d love some help figuring out which food sensitivities are causing joint pain for you, along with other root causes, I’d love to be your guide! Don’t hesitate to reach out and work with me! 

Enjoy and be sure to comment with how you’ve adapted this recipe to work for you! Your ideas might inspire other readers who need adaptation ideas!

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Homemade Sage Pork Breakfast Sausage

This breakfast sausage is healthy, easy to make, and a great way to add some protein to your breakfast!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: autoimmune diet recipes, easy, easy recipe, healthy, healthy recipes, high protein, quick
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Heather Hall, RDN, LD, CLT


  • 1 lb ground pork OR beef, turkey, chicken
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp fresh sage finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  • Combine all ingredients except coconut oil in a bowl. Mix together.
  • Portion out into patties or break into loose crumbles as it cooks.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Place your sausage mixture on the skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes total, making sure the turn halfway through.
  • You can choose to serve immediately or freeze uncooked (separate by parchment or wax paper).
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