When I went paleo a few years back I was shocked to discover that sausage has sugar in it. WHY? Back then paleo and the Whole30 were not what they are today and getting products that were paleo or Whole30 friendly was a whole lot harder. I mail ordered bacon! I mean come on… I was desperate. Fortunately, things have gotten easier for us paleo folks and we don’t have to work as hard to find products that don’t have a ton of chemicals or added sugars. But back then, I had to find a solution and ASAP. That is when I realized just how simple breakfast sausage is to make. I mean dead simple. Add a few spices to ground pork and fry! So even though I can find breakfast sausage without sugar now, I still just make my own. I like it better!

This is the basic recipe. If you want to add some of that sweetness back into the game (I don’t miss it) you can fry this up with some apple, which makes a delicious egg-free breakfast. Play with it and make it your own! You won’t hurt my feelings.

Not familar with Paleo or the Whole30?

The paleo way of eating involves removing grains, processed foods, seed oils, dairy and added sugars from your diet and focuses healthy whole foods. This high fat, high vegetable animal protien way of eating has transformed my life and my health. Find out more here. The Whole30 is a thirty day elimination program that helps your body reset so that you can identify the foods that are optimal for your body and which foods you don’t tolerate as well. Based on paleo principles this program has been effective of thousands of people including me! Find out more on the Whole30 website

Perfectly Paleo Breakfast Sausage

Perfectly Paleo Breakfast Sausage

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

None of that sneaky sugar hiding in this breakfast staple! Just high quality pork and seasonings. What could be better?


  • 1 lb ground pork, best quality you can afford
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt, Diamond Crystal
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flake
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary
  • 6-8 grates fresh nutmeg, use your microplane here
  • 6-8 grinds black pepper, preferably tellicherry


  1. Add all seasoning to ground pork and mix well with your hands. Make sure all the seasoning is fulling incorporated throughout the meat
  2. Take a small pinch of the meat and microwave it for 12-20 seconds. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
  3. Once the flavor is where you want it, heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat. No oil needed, there is plenty of fat in the pork. Once the pan is hot add the pork to the pan.
  4. Brown the meat well. You want crispy bits of brown goodness on that sausage!
  5. Serve and enjoy!


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