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Nutrition Facts

  Servings Per Recipe: 4
  Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 147.7
  Total Fat 11.1 g
      Saturated Fat 4.0 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 37.5 mg
  Sodium 36.0 mg
  Potassium 9.7 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g
      Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
      Sugars 0.1 g
  Protein 10.1 g
  Vitamin A 2.1 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 0.4 %
  Vitamin C 0.5 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 0.1 %
  Calcium 1.6 %
  Copper 0.3 %
  Folate 0.2 %
  Iron 3.8 %
  Magnesium 0.4 %
  Manganese 1.7 %
  Niacin 0.2 %
  Pantothenic Acid     0.0 %
  Phosphorus     0.2 %
  Riboflavin 0.2 %
  Selenium 0.1 %
  Thiamin 0.1 %
  Zinc 0.1 %


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Calories in Low-Sodium Breakfast Sausage

View the full Low-Sodium Breakfast Sausage Recipe & Instructions
Submitted by: CHEF_MEG

Calories per Ingredient

Here are the foods from our food nutrition database that were used for the nutrition calculations of this recipe.

Calories per serving of Low-Sodium Breakfast Sausage

145 calories of 80/20 ground pork, fresh, smithfields, (2 oz)

1 calories of Pepper, red or cayenne, (0.13 tsp)

1 calories of Pepper, black, (0.13 tsp)

1 calories of Vegetable Stock, back to basics, (0.03 cup)

1 calories of Thyme, ground, (0.13 tsp)

0 calories of Sage, ground, (0.06 tsp)


Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

I make a double batch of this every 2 months. I make it into meatball size balls, flatten, freeze on a baking sheet, bag 4 to a bag for our very own sausage and egg English muffins on Sunday mornings.; served with wasabi mayo, they are delicious. No one knows they are saltfree! Submitted by:
SOLASS

(10/22/14)
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Making sodium reduced sausage is one of my current goals - with DH´s blood pressure in mind. Thank you for putting this out, Coach Meg! Will review and rate after making it. Submitted by:
ALILDUCKLING

(7/14/14)
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So glad to find this easy recipe for breakfast sausage. I've avoided sausage (and therefore Sausage Gravy and Biscuits), since being put on a low sodium diet. I also found No Sodium Baking Powder, so I can enjoy biscuits now too. Submitted by:
COASTERCOOK

(5/10/13)
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Reviews suggested adding a little salt, onion and garlic powder. Submitted by:
ANITAMARION

(1/23/13)
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Sparkpeople - why are you handing out misinformation?

11.1 grams of fat translates to over 99 calories of fat. 2/3 of the 147.7 calories are from FAT! Why go there?
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WOMENELITE

(1/23/13)
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I used 93/7 ground turkey instead of pork, added some fresh garlic, onion powder, and a pinch of salt. And I did a teeny test patty before cooking the entire batch so I could add more seasoning if needed. Also letting it sit in the fridge overnight helps it taste even yummier, if you have time! Submitted by:
REBIRTHDIVA

(1/12/13)
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Gonna try hope it flavorful enough for me to forget that there's no salt in it we will see.. Submitted by:
SWEET2ME

(11/14/12)
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This week ground pork was on sale for $1.49 a pound, so this was very economical. Everybody at my house liked it. Commercial sausage makers need to stand up at take note: make a truly low-sodium product available or else many of us will do without or improvise. Thanks Chef Meg for the recipe. Submitted by:
S3XYDIVASMOM

(9/28/12)
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too much pepper for our tastes - I cut both the black and red to 1/4 tsp each. I also added 1/4 tsp of seasalt to - still a whole lot less sodium than prepared sausage (1/4 tsp seasalt is 400 mg so raises 136 mg/svg - not bad). I also used frozen apple juice concentrate for the liquid - nice! Submitted by:
LOST_IN_NY

(9/17/12)
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Recipe sounds great, to cut the fat more, I'm going to use ground chicken, along with the pork, about half and half, apple juice, and a pinch of salt. (recipe say's low sodium, not no sodium. IJS Submitted by:
CHEFPAMMI

(9/1/12)
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Really good. A lo-cal sausage, easy to make, and no bad chemicals. What more could you ask for? I doubled the thyme and sage and dropped the red pepper flakes. My family liked which was a pleasant surprise. Will make again. Didn't miss the salt at all. Submitted by:
MIZINA730

(8/31/12)
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My daughter-in-law and niece are allergic to sausage. I'm going to try this and see how it works. I'm always looking for lower sodium food.
I'm with the others who wish pictures were actual results of the foods prepared by Chef Meg.
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GINIEMIE

(3/10/12)
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We used 90/10 ground pork sausage and I halved the red pepper flakes. Good for breakfast and helps reduce my daily sodium! Submitted by:
THEADMIRAL

(2/28/12)
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Good base recipe. I mixed ½ ground pork w/ ½ ground chicken to reduce the fat but it wasn’t quite fatty enough. Next time 2:1 pork to chicken should do it. Had to 3x the amount of herbs used though, not enough flavor otherwise. Reduce red pepper if you don't like heat. Submitted by:
THEEASYKILL30

(2/19/12)
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I used fresh ground turkey and 2 TBS sodium free chicken stock....delicious!
(eating turkey sausage vs. bacon is a healthy switch for me)
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GRACEGREEN13

(2/18/12)
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Thanks for suggesting a lower sodium version. First batch seemed a little dry. Trying again and also altering seasoning by adding fennel and reduing red paper flakes...it was too much red pepper for my younger kid. Submitted by:
NORSTAV

(2/14/12)
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I forgot the liquid, and didn't have sage so I subbed poultry seasoning, used some Nu-Salt and it was okay, I will add garlic powder next time and keep "tweeking" it to suit our taste buds. Thanks for the recipe I never thought about making sausage from scratch. Submitted by:
MONNIEK

(2/11/12)
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I like the idea of less sodium Submitted by:
CHRIS3874

(2/9/12)
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These are very good and nicely flavored; the seasoning is well balanced. I did add to minced cloves of fresh garlic and 1/4 tsp of oregano. These could use a touch of salt but I just sprinkle a little ground sea salt over top while cooking next time. Otherwise, very good! Submitted by:
MRS1221

(11/13/11)
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I made them for family members one morning. I was watching my calories close that day so I decided not to have any. Boy was I sorry. The family loved them. They now want me to save more of your recipies @ pass them along. Submitted by:
MARLENETAYLOR

(10/21/11)
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I tried the suggestion of 1/2 ground chicken & 1/2 ground turkey for less calories. I LOVE the recipe, I only found one problem and that is it seemed to be a little dry because it was so lean. I added the two tbls of apple juice to the meat for moisture. Any suggestions for lo cal moisture? Submitted by:
DPETREY

(9/11/11)
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I think this is about as good as low sodium sausage gets. I used maple syrup instead of stock (I cheated and used 1/4 tsp sea salt--stil low sodium!) Submitted by:
VALKYRIA-

(8/24/11)
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This is awesome! I love spicy, hot sausage, but don't eat it because the fat and calories are horrible. Now I am happy again. Submitted by:
JEWELRYLOVER

(8/16/11)
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The apple juice made this great! I added garlic & onion powders (and, sshhh, salt). Very tasty! Submitted by:
IAMJOCCO

(8/10/11)
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Would definitely make this again. It was spicy enough to not notice the lack of salt. I used apple juice in preparation and liked the flavor a lot. Submitted by:
KPETSCHE

(7/3/11)
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I made this recipe this morning and was impressed. It does cut way down on sodium and fat; I was happy that the protein doubled from the brand I had in my fridge. I cooked two batches - one in patties, the other just loose for my one guilty pleasure - B & G! Submitted by:
CHALLENGER15

(7/1/11)
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Yum! Almost exactly the same recipe we use... but we use turkey instead of pork for lower fat. And usually a little honey instead of the red pepper flakes. Submitted by:
QUEENOFSCHMOOZE

(6/30/11)
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Reducing sodium - thank you will try ground chicken andor turkey with other spices great taste. Submitted by:
NORAHMAE

(6/16/11)
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This was a nice way to lower the fat. I too mixed 1/2 ground turkey. For us, this needs more spices as I found it bland, but I didn't miss the grease for sure! Submitted by:
LADYIRIS313

(5/31/11)
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love this low sodium recipe! Submitted by:
FLOWERS43

(5/20/11)
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These are great. Might have to make a few batches and keep them in the freezer for quick breakfast ideas. LOVE the low sodium options! Submitted by:
KITHKINCAID

(3/8/11)
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