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Recipe from Elana’s Pantry – Breakfast Sausage

Louise | May 20
Breakfast Sausage

Elana’s Pantry was actually one of the first Paleo blogs I recall reading. Elana Amsterdam already has several cookbooks under her belt, and she’s coming out with a new one (Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, which you can pre-order from Amazon) on June 18th!

And here’s one of the recipes from that cookbook (another one will be coming later this week):


Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Sausage

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: French


Makes 8 patties

I’ve modified Alton Brown’s recipe for classic breakfast sausage by increasing the sage and removing the refined sugar. For sausage with a milder flavor, reduce the amount of sage to 1 tablespoon. These sausages are perfect served with the Green Frittata (page 80) and Salsa Verde (page 89).


  • 1 1/2 pounds organic ground pork or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, sage, rosemary, honey, salt, and pepper, using your hands to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Using a 1/3-cup measuring cup, form the mixture into 8 patties, each about 21/4 inches in diameter.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the patties, turning them once and gently pressing them down to flatten, for 5 to 8 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy. Transfer the patties to a paper towel–lined plate and serve.


Reprinted with permission from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein Recipes by Elana Amsterdam (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Photo Credit: Leigh Beisch.

GiGi Eats Celebrities - May 21

OMG these sound delicious 🙂 I need to try them immediately!

frank - November 20

louise these recipes look so delicious i want to try them all thank you so much.

    Louise - November 21

    Thx Frank!

Kathleen - July 11

These were absolutely delicious! This was my first time making sausage ever. It was so easy and they were so much better than the sausage I used to get at the store. They were a little pricey to make due to the pork, but it may have been because I got super lean pork (I’m sure that it’s more expensive). Even with the price of the pork. They came to $6.00/pound which is what we used to pay for gluten free sausage anyway. We will be making these often. Thank you so much!!!

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