Pork and Sage Breakfast Meatballs

Pork and Sage Breakfast MeatballsI absolutely love pork and sage breakfast sausage, but it’s really tricky to find store-bought sausages that use clean ingredients and have no added sugars. I decided to take it upon myself to make my own Pork and Sage Breakfast Meatballs since I am in the middle of a Whole30 and really, really want breakfast sausage.

I’m also a big fan of leftover meatballs during my whole30 because they are the perfect grab and go protein pre or post-workout, or for when you just need a little something to snack on in the afternoon. I decided to make my sausage craving into an easy, portable, and baked meatball so that meal prep is easier than ever! 

Pork and Sage Breakfast Meatballs

I loved having these Pork and Sage Breakfast Meatballs in my fridge all week for breakfasts and post-workout snacking. In fact, I think next week I will just go ahead and double the recipe because with Clayton and I, these did not last long enough! I think they’d also freeze well if you are batch cooking!

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Pork and Sage Baked Breakfast Meatballs

Pork and Sage Breakfast Meatballs
Serves: 4
5 from 3 votes
Easy and savory breakfast meatballs for great make ahead breakfast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 2 tsp fresh sage finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and using your hands, mix until well combined.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the meat mixture then, using your hands, roll meatballs into 2-inch size balls and place on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Transfer the meatballs to the preheated oven and bake until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.


Author: Alex Snodgrass


  • Reply
    Stefanie T
    January 5, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious!! Made these for Whole 30 as a quick breakfast option. I will definitely make a double batch next time!!

  • Reply
    April 25, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Just made a batch of these for breakfast this week. Wow! They’re perfectly seasoned with the mix of spices in the recipe! (I was not shy with the red pepper flakes!). I used ground turkey because that’s what I had on hand, and added a peeled and shredded apple to the mix. Next time I’ll make a big batch and freeze for easy breakfasts!

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    January 14, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    5 stars
    made these with pork and loved them! made them again with ground turkey and also great.

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    Claire O’bryan
    December 30, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    5 stars
    I don’t care if these are whole 30 or not they are absolutely delicious

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      January 5, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      They can be whole30 right? If you use pork with no sugar?

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        January 5, 2021 at 10:38 pm


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