AIP Breakfast Pork Sausage (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Low carb and Whole30 breakfast pork sausage recipe is so deliciously crispy! It’s perfect if you are looking for an AIP breakfast idea that’s healthy and egg-free.

easy breakfast pork sausage recipe cooked on a pan

Every time I cook for my mom, I have to be mindful to not use certain ingredients like eggs and nightshades. She has rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune diseases, and cutting out certain food groups has helped reduce her symptoms so much!

AIP Breakfast Pork Sausage Recipe

This is one of the pork sausage recipes I made that my mom couldn’t stop raving about. Not only is it a great AIP breakfast recipe if you are avoiding eggs, it’s easy to make and so flavorful. The combination of the spices complement each other well, and it’s so perfect served with some cooked vegetables.

uncooked breakfast pork sausage shaped into patties
AIP breakfast pork sausage

Perfect Texture

The texture is the best part about these breakfast pork sausage: crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. I honestly didn’t miss the eggs, which is what I would normally add to a breakfast sausage. The sausage patties alone are hearty and filling enough, and it’s a keto and Whole30 breakfast recipe that high is protein and healthy fats!

Cooked breakfast pork sausage plated with garnish

Is This Breakfast Sausage Freezable?

Yes! In fact, it freezes really well and still tastes great after you defrost and cook them. Here’s how I freeze this pork sausage recipe, and this can be done with either raw or cooked patties:

  • Place in a single layer on tray or a plate and make sure they are not touching other.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Transfer to a resealable freezer bag or container to continuously store in the freezer.
  • Remove from the freezer at least a few hours before you plan to eat them and defrost in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat or cook the patties by pan-frying them again!

If you are looking for an egg-free breakfast or you are on your own AIP journey, I highly recommend this breakfast pork sausage. It’s seriously so yummy and filling!

Want More AIP Recipes?

Check out a community e-cookbook I contributed to: 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP. It contains 120 complete meal recipes that are:

  • 100% AIP compliant.
  • ready from start to finish in 30 minutes or less!
  • family friendly. All recipes serve 4 people.
  • made with “basic” ingredients that are budget friendly. There are no expensive pre-made store bought ingredients!

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AIP Breakfast Pork Sausage (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Low carb and Whole30 breakfast pork sausage recipe is so deliciously crispy! It's perfect if you are looking for an AIP breakfast idea that's healthy and egg-free.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: aip breakfast, breakfast sausage, egg free breakfast, ground pork sausages, low carb breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 mini patties
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Jean Choi


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 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 Omit for AIP
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  • Combine and mix together all ingredients, except coconut oil, in a bowl.
  • Divide and form into 8 mini patties.
  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Place the patties in skillet and cook 5 minutes per side.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
AIP Breakfast Pork Sausage (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 sausage patty)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 323mg 13%
Potassium 163mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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21 thoughts on “AIP Breakfast Pork Sausage (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

  1. JM

    This is almost like my old recipe. Looks and sounds great. However, it might be helpful to note that nutmeg is actually not AIP and neither is butter. People new to this eating plan might not be aware of that and become confused because there are no notes I see stating that. I hope your mom is feeling better. Thank you for your recipe.

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hi JM. Thanks so much for pointing this out! I created this recipe when I was first starting to learn about all the AIP foods so it looks like I made a mistake with the ingredients. I really appreciate you commenting. I’ll fix the recipe right away!

  2. Rachael

    I see I’m late to the game, but I wanted to comment that this recipe is so, so, SO good!! It will be my go to from now on! Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Erika

    Ugh, I made the mistake of following the directions to the letter and “combined all ingredients” including the coconut oil. I thought it was weird but I did it anyway and then realized I was supposed to use the oil for frying. What a mess. 🙁

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Oh nooo! So sorry that happened. Maybe you can cook it all in a pan together like ground beef so it doesn’t go to waste.

    2. Emily M

      Oh… I did the same thing… I thought it was weird, too… I haven’t actually made the sausage yet, I just mixed everything together and let it sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavors set.
      I guess I will see how it turns out!

      1. Jean Choi Post author

        I’m so sorry about the confusion! I just updated the recipe with correct instructions.

  4. Crystal Smoker

    This sounds amazing!!! I cant wait to try!! I have a question about the ground pork…do you know what regulations are safe for pork (like “grass-fed” beef)? I was just curious if I need to buy a special type of ground pork for AIP?

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Pasture raised pork is the best quality. If you can get it from your local farmer, I highly recommend that!

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hi – To substitute fresh herbs with dried, I suggest using 1/3 of the amount of fresh herbs since dried herbs are more potent. For example, for 1 tsp of fresh thyme, you can substitute with 1/3 tsp of dried thyme. Hope that helps!

  5. Melanie

    OMG! I LOVE these!! And so do my husband and kids, who gobble them up! It is really hard to keep them in the house for me to eat (the only one on AIP), so I always make at least a double batch because they freeze well.

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Aw yay! So glad your whole family loves them. Thanks so much for your kind words, and so good to know that they are freezer-friendly!

  6. Vinette Rathkamp

    Mace is an AIP-legal substitute for nutmeg. (Mace is the leafy coating around the nutmeg seed; has almost the exact same flavor without being tough on the intestinal lining.) It does take the already-great flavor up a notch. Thank you so much for the recipe!


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