SALT FREE Homemade Sausage Patties

This delicious homemade sausage is scented with sage and has a subtle red pepper kick. Welcome back to breakfast, low sodium dieters!

Serves 8.

SODIUM CONTENT: 72 mg per serving


2 lbs. ground pork
1 egg
2 t. brown sugar
2 1/2 t. ground sage
1 t. dried marjoram
3/4 t. dried red pepper flakes
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 t. ground rosemary


Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well using a fork or your hands. Form mixture into sixteen round (2- to 3-inch) patties. Heat griddle or skillet over medium and brown patties on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Lower heat to medium-low or even low if they seem to be burning.  Drain on paper towels before serving.

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35 Responses to SALT FREE Homemade Sausage Patties

  1. Nancy says:

    Your sausage recipe sounds delicious, but I am a little confused. It says it is Salt Free Homemade Sausage Patties, but underneath the picture it states there is 95.6 mg sodium content—????

  2. Christy says:

    Hi Nancy,

    The recipe is salt free but there is naturally occurring sodium in all of the ingredients.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Stacy says:

    OMG, after trying 4 different breakfast sausage recipes, I found this one. It is the best and only one I will ever us.
    My husband who has chf though he was never going to have breakfast sausage again.
    Thanks the keep up with all the great recipes

    • Christy says:

      WOW! Thanks so much for writing that, Stacy! Totally made my day. Glad to hear you’re enjoying this recipe so much; hope you find others to enjoy too! Wishing you all the very best, Christy

  4. Jason Casteel says:

    This looks tasty and easy. I can’t wait to try this vegitarian style. This might even be good with TVP. Most so called “easy” recipes are anything but.

    • Christy says:

      Yes, I totally agree, Jason – easy is never quite that, huh? LOL Let me know if you have success with the TVP version. I’d love to share a vegan version with my sausage loving (now vegan) family!! Wishing you the best! Christy

  5. Blair K. says:

    Can’t wait to try this! I am new to low salt cooking (husband recently diagnosed with high blood pressure) and thought it meant good-bye to sausage, even the “healthy” poultry variety. But decided to look around for alternatives and found this and your wonderful site. I’ll be back!

  6. Ruth Scott says:

    I just made this, taste wonderful. Thank you. We’re having it on pizza.

  7. Jen says:

    Great flavor! Works well to freeze into patties individually wrapped to pull out when needed. Thank you.

  8. Sheryl says:

    Thanks for this recipe! Easy to mix up, freezes well and tastes good.

  9. Dana says:

    Thank you Christy, my daughter was just diagnosed with Meniere’s and you site has been so informational and helpful to me. She is visiting from Sydney and I was able to make this sausage for breakfast this morning. It was great everyone happily ate it, even Baby Girl (18 months)!!!!

    • Christy says:

      Hi Dana! Wonderful to hear!! I’m thrilled knowing the site and recipes are proving so helpful. Enjoy the visit! Best wishes to you all, Christy

    • Ruth Pinkus says:

      I am 72. I was diagnosed with endolymphatic hydrops (Meniere’s is one variety of this) at 27. All these years I’ve been looking for low sodium foods & recipes. I need protein in my breakfast, but now can’t eat dairy foods, so the yogurt I’ve been eating for many years is out. This looks like a great solution!

  10. tina presnell says:

    Going to try will let you know!
    Tk u

  11. Vickie Smith says:

    My father has CHF so I’ve been doing the low sodium thing for several years now. I’ve made my own sausage before without adding salt using ground turkey. All the ground pork I find in the market has added sodium. The butcher gave me some reason they can’t grind pork for me with the grinder they have at the store. Where do you find yours? Thanks. Oh and I found I can make good bread in the bread maker without adding salt if I alter the ingredients. Bread usually has a lot of sodium – especially when you need to stick to 1500 mg a day. If anyone wants those adjustments let me know.

    • Christy says:

      Hi Vickie! I haven’t made this recipe in years, but in the past I purchased ground pork at our local supermarket. It has some naturally occurring sodium, but much less than any with added salt or preservatives. I’d suggest trying another store if possible – or seeing if there’s a local butcher shop. Best of luck to you! Christy

    • Sue says:

      Vickie, I would LOVE to know the ingredient adjustments for your no-salt-added bread made in a bread machine. My father is on dialysis and I would be thrilled to be able to set him up with the ability to easily make his own tasty low-sodium bread! Thanks so much in advance!

    • Rita Beauvais says:

      I would love to have your adjustment for the no salt bread. I find that the bread is too heavy and doesn’t have much taste.

    • Carol Buynak says:

      Yes Vickie, I would love to have your adjustments for bread. I do have one recipe I use, but am always looking for a better one.

  12. Chrissy Voss says:

    I can’t wait to try this and many other recipes on your page! I was recently (like 4 days ago) diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri and I’m really struggling with the no-salt/low sodium thing….this makes me feel much better just the thought of having sausage again! :D

    • Christy says:

      Hi Chrissy! Welcome! So sorry to hear you’re struggling; hope you find some recipes you enjoy on the site. Best of luck to you! Christy

  13. Elaine says:

    Can these be frozen and reheated after making them?

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