Homemade breakfast sausage has never been easier or healthier than throwing in air fryer! So delicious, easy, and freezer friendly for grab and go breakfasts. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto friendly!
So……I’ve never been so excited about breakfast sausage. Mainly because I have spent my entire life just buying it at the store. I’ll be the first one to tell you that I do love me some breakfast sausage, but had no idea the possibilities of deliciousness when you actually make it yourself!!!
And the only reason I found myself in this predicament: I went to purchase my normal sausage for my kids who love it in the morning (and I need more ways to get them to eat protein for breakfast), only to find my favorite brand all out for about a week. Sausage is tough you guys. Most brands and companies have nitrates and other processed ingredients that I don’t want my family eating.
So I made some…..
And the results were fantastic!! What the heck?? How did I not know that homemade sausage is so much better than the store bought crap? And that it was so easy? And way cheaper??
Spices, a mix of ground turkey and pork, an air fryer, and 10 minutes is all you need to make these amazing sausage patties! I did add in some maple syrup for a slightly sweet taste, but also made a batch without. You really can’t go wrong! I love that the air fryer allows for all of that excess fat to drip from the sausage patties. They also had a perfect crispy texture that I can’t get in my oven.
Best of all? These little gems have been frozen and then re-heated when we want to enjoy. This is precisely why I used 2lbs of meat. It made plenty for us to save and use for those busy school mornings.
My kids even ate for an after school snack yesterday. Win!!!
Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage
- 1 lb ground pork*
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 tsp dry rubbed sage
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp real maple syrup**
Begin by mixing together the pork and turkey in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients: fennel, sage, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and thyme. Pour spices into the meat and continue to mix until the spices are completely incorporated.
Spoon into balls (about 2-3 tbsp of meat), and flatten into patties. Place inside the air fryer, you will probably have to do this in 2 batches.
Set the temperature to 370 degrees, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and repeat with the remaining sausage.
*You can use 2lbs of all pork or ground turkey
**Maple syrup is optional. Omit for a Whole30 or Keto variation.