Jalapeno Cheese Sausage Patties are loaded with flavor from ground pork sausage, jalapeno peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, and a variety of spices. Pan-fried to perfection, these might be one of my favorite and most delicious ways to start my day! I also have homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties you will want to add to your list of hot breakfasts! (This recipe is from my book Homestead Recipes.)
Ingredients & Substitutions
Meat: Look for ground pork sausage (not just ground pork) to use in these patties. Ground pork sausage has already been seasoned.
Jalapeno Peppers: For a little bit of a kick to each sausage patty, I added three jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced. If you prefer more heat, leave the seeds and membranes intact when dicing; this will give you the most heat from the peppers. You could also use less jalapeno if you don’t want as much spice.
Marjoram: Marjoram is an herb with hints of pine and citrus flavor. If you don’t have marjoram on hand, you could substitute oregano which is close in flavor.
Red Pepper Flakes: Red pepper flakes, also called crushed red pepper, add more of a kick to each bite of the sausage patties. If the jalapeno peppers are enough heat for you, leave out the red pepper flakes. Or, add more if you want more spice!
Cheese: Sharp cheddar cheese adds the most flavor to these patties. However, you could try other kinds of cheese like Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or your favorite kind.
Are The Sausage Patties Spicy?
There is a definite kick to each bite of these sausage patties. Depending on the jalapeno peppers, or if you leave the seeds and membranes intact, the level of spiciness can vary. To lessen the heat, you can use fewer jalapeno peppers (seeded and membranes removed) and/or leave out the red pepper flakes.
How To Serve Jalapeno Cheese Sausage Patties
Although amazing as-is, these delicious sausage patties can also be served in a variety of ways. Here are some options to try:
- Make a breakfast sandwich by putting a sausage patty between a toasted English muffin or buttermilk biscuit. Add a fried egg and more cheese to start your day on the right foot!
- Serve the jalapeno cheese sausage patties with a side of scrambled eggs, crispy bacon or sausage links, and fruit.
- Break apart the cooked sausage patty to use in a breakfast burrito.
- Add pieces of sausage patties to your omelet.
- Use them to make breakfast sliders on Hawaiian rolls.
How To Store Jalapeno Cheese Sausage Patties
To store Jalapeno Cheese Sausage Patties, first, let them cool completely. Then, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last up to 2-3 days. Reheat the patties in the microwave, oven, or in a skillet on the stovetop.
Can I Freeze Sausage Patties?
Yes, these sausage patties freeze well. To freeze, first, let the cooked patties cool completely. Next, place the patties onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the patties for about 30 minutes, or until solid. Then, store the frozen patties in a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. To enjoy a patty the next morning, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
Jalapeno Cheese Sausage Patties
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 1 small yellow onion, finely diced (about ½ cup)
- 3 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (113 g) sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- To a large bowl, add all ingredients. Mix well.
- Place a large piece of parchment paper on a work surface and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half of the sausage mixture on top.
- Spray another sheet of parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray. Lay the parchment, spray side down, on top of the sausage mixture. With a rolling pin, roll out the mixture to a thickness of about ½ inch.
- Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Press a cup or round cookie cutter (3 ½ to 4 inches in diameter) into the mixture to form patties. Repeat with the remaining sausage mixture. You will have enough for about 12 patties. (You can also form the patties by hand and skip steps 3 and 4.)
- In a large skillet over medium-low heat (working in batches as needed) cook the sausage patties for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until browned and the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
- Serve immediately.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
YUM! These are sweet AND savory so they would match up to any of your favorite breakfast options!
Wow, these are good! I love the crispy, brown outside, and they are so full of flavor with a kick from jalapeno peppers. Absolutely delicious!
Jalapeños and cheese are an amazing combo in general. So it is a perfect addition to some breakfast sausage!
These are flavorful and a great addition to your breakfast!
These are really good! If you're looking for something more flavorful than plain patties, these are it! The jalapeños provide a slight kick. A satisfying meal to start the day!
These are so very flavorful! A perfect way to amp up the flavor for your brunch.