Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage

Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage is homemade pork sausage seasoned with sage, herbs, spice, and autumn berries.
Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage

Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

#CranberryWeek continues today with my offering for cranberry-sage breakfast sausage, which I thought might be an interesting addition to any holiday breakfast or brunch table. It is quite simple to make and much healthier than commercial sausage preparations which have additional fat added. So in its lean nature it does tend to cook more quickly- don’t overdo it or it will dry out. However, if you want a regular type sausage, you could add ground pork fat, or if that is difficult for you to find, you can also grind up some bacon in the food processor or meat grinder (some butchers also sell this outright).

Tomorrow I will post again in #CranberryWeek with my recipe for cranberry borscht, so make sure you drop back by to see that recipe, as well as those from other bloggers, including the ones below.

I hope you are having a blessed Thanksgiving week! Sorry to keep this so short, but holiday weeks are busy, as you probably know. Until next time-


Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage

Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Mince cranberries in a food processor by pulsing a few times or chop by hand.
  2. Combine cranberries with all remaining ingredients, mixing well.
  3. Form into patties and fry in skillet until cooked through, or alternatively, place sausage into casings to make links or use as bulk sausage.

From the kitchen of

Cranberry-Sage Breakfast Sausage

Welcome to #CranberryWeek, hosted by Caroline’s Cooking and A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We’ll be sharing cranberry-inspired creations all week long in celebration of national cranberry day. Search #CranberryWeek to keep up to date and follow the #CranberryWeek Pinterest board for more cranberry inspiration. But first, see all the other cranberry recipes being shared today:

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7 responses

  1. You’ve done it again, Sue! Another #CranberryWeek recipe I’m putting on my short list. These are going to make the Christmas breakfast menu!

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