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The Best Keto Sausage Recipe to Make at Home

The addition of fennel seeds is truly a game-changer.
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Craving pork in the morning? This is a homemade, keto-friendly pork-fennel sausage recipe you're going to find yourself making for a good homemade brunch or hearty breakfast pairing. With just 10 minutes of prep time and six minutes to cook, you don't need to spend a ton of time in the kitchen in the morning to make a meal that not only tastes great, but will keep you full.

What's great about this keto pork sausage recipe is that it calls for fennel seeds. Fennel seeds are great for helping relieve any bloating you may have, so you're aiding your digestion by adding them into this dish. And as anyone on the high-fat, low-carb keto diet knows, meat is a big part of every meal, and pork sausage is a solid choice to have in the morning. Plus, making these sausages is easy to do, as the list of ingredients is short and, most likely, you already have them in your spice cabinet and your refrigerator.

Below, check out this easy keto pork sausage recipe.

Makes 4


1 tsp fennel seeds
1 lb ground pork
¾ tsp fine sea salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp sweet paprika
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp avocado oil, plus more for cooking

How to Make It

  1. Place fennel seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, tossing often, until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pork, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, garlic, and oil. Press the side of a chef's knife over fennel seeds to lightly crush them, or lightly chop. Add to bowl with pork mixture. Use your fingers to mix all ingredients together gently but thoroughly.
  3. Divide mixture into 8 portions; form into ¼-inch-thick patties. Warm 1 to 2 tablespoons avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry patties until golden on both sides and cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Alternatively, you can layer uncooked patties on a baking sheet between sheets of parchment, cover, and refrigerate until ready to cook.

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Beth Lipton
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