homemade sausage in a cast iron pan

Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe

This homemade sausage recipe is surprisingly easy to make with ground pork and spices.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword gluten free recipes, homemade italian sausage, keto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 193 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa


  • 5 pounds ground pork buy it in bulk or grind your own
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 T. Italian seasoning
  • 5 tsp. sea salt
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T. pepper
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 5 T. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped (optional - I like it better without, but my husband is the sausage maker around here)


  1. Measure all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix with your hands until ingredients are well blended.
    measuring cup pouring wine into ground pork
  2. Optional: Sample the sausage. Of course, the flavors won't have saturated the pork, but by frying up a little mini patty, you'll be able to check the seasoning to make sure you're happy with the flavor.
    single sausage patty in cast iron

Recipe Notes

We store this homemade sausage recipe in the freezer in roughly one-pound parcels.

We use it crumbled for pizza topping or made into patties for breakfast.