Make your own Italian sausage at home with this homemade italian sausage seasoning recipe. Add these savory spices to turkey, pork or beef and have delicious Italian sausage ready for pizzas, meatballs, spaghetti or your favorite Italian dish. Fits Paleo and Whole30 eating plans!
Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning
A long while ago I shared with you our most favorite homemade turkey sausage seasoning. When we started watching our sugar intake, we realized that so many of our favorite foods had sugar in them. Sausage was one of those things. Now let me tell you. I love my sugar. But if I’m going to make the decision to have sugar, I’ll take a donut, please. I don’t want sugar in my sausage.
So I started seasoning ground turkey, making a savory sausage that really wakes up your taste buds in the morning. We fell in love and haven’t turned back to store-bought sausage.
It’s been my goal since then to find an Italian sausage seasoning that I loved just as much. After several different tries, I’m here today to share that with you!
What seasonings go in Italian sausage?
Of course you’ll add parsley, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, minced onions and fennel seed. Those classic Italian seasonings that you love. Then add some black pepper, red pepper flakes and paprika for a little spice. Want spicier sausage? Add a little bit more of that pepper. The last ingredient is salt.
This recipe makes enough to season two pounds of meat. Use pork, ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey, which is our preference.
How to Store Bulk Sausage
I often make up a big batch of this savory sausage. You form it into patties and freeze the patties to cook later (I actually like having an Italian sausage patty for breakfast alongside some veggies.), or you can cook them right away. You can also brown the meat and freeze it. This makes it super easy to pull out and use in sauces and all of your savory Italian dishes!
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Make your own Italian sausage at home with this homemade italian sausage seasoning recipe. Add these savory spices to turkey, pork or beef.
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed (we use whole, but you can crush the 1/2 teaspoon of whole seeds if you'd like)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (we use fresh)
- 1 teaspoon minced onions (we use fresh)
- 2 pounds ground beef
In a small bowl, combine all of the seasonings. Add the seasonings to 2 pounds of ground beef. Brown or cook as desired.
*If you'd like, you can use all dried seasonings and make up a big batch of seasoning to store in your pantry. Be sure not to use fresh onion and garlic if you do this. Use all dried seasonings (same amounts).