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Smoked Breakfast Sausage

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It doesn’t have to be pretty to be tasty, and this Smoked Breakfast Sausage is so good, you’ll go back for seconds! It’s also an easy recipe, and when you start with good sausage, it’s a breeze! Ready for some flavor? Heat up the smoker, and let’s get cooking!

smoked breakfast sausage on a platter

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It’s hard to make a tube of sausage look great, so you’ll have to trust me – this sausage is dang good! I took a plain old roll of store-bought breakfast sausage and popped it onto the smoker. A little while later, I had some serious flavor infused into this tube of meat! Anyone can make this easy smoker recipe, and all you need is sausage, your smoker, and some pellets!

What you’ll love about this smoked Breakfast Sausage Recipe


  • It’s so easy!
  • Loaded with just the right amount of smoke flavor!
  • Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

What You Need To Make Smoked Breakfast Sauasage

I make smoked sausage on the Traeger pellet smoker/grill, and it works out amazing every time! You could, however, use your favorite smoker to make this easy breakfast sausage recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Traeger pellet smoker/grill
  • Pellets – This is a quick smoke so any flavor will do. I like using a blend for recipes like this.
  • Sausage – Look for the sausage in a tube. Any flavor works!

How To Smoke Sausage on the Traeger

For a complete list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe at the end of this page.

  1. Partially freeze the sausage tube. This is to make it easier to remove the wrapping and to handle it without it falling apart. About 30 minutes in the freezer should do the trick.
  2. Preheat your Traeger smoker to 180-F.
  3. Smoke the sausage tube right on the grill rack for 30 minutes at 180-F. This is to give it lots of sweet smoky flavor.
  4. Turn the heat up to 225-F and continue smoking for about an hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F.
  5. Slice and serve! Yum!

How To Smoke Breakfast Sausage Patties

Sure, you can buy sausage rounds already sliced and smoke those, but I much prefer smoking breakfast sausage rolls. That way, I can cut them to the exact thickness I like. They also tend to be wider and larger around, making for a larger patty.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • All smoking times are approximate. The amount of time your sausage takes to get to 165-F will be based on how cold it was when it went onto the smoker, how big the sausage is, and more.
  • Sausage can be really fatty – make sure your drip tray and bucket are in good order.
  • You can smoke breakfast sausage this way, or any other kind of sausage that comes in a tube.
  • Freeze slices of the sausage, that way you can just reheat one or two of them for a quick meal.

What To Serve With Smoked Breakfast Sausage

This easy breakfast sausage recipe goes well with so many different meals and dishes. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Heat up a slice or two with granola.
  • Pop a slice onto an English muffin and add a fried egg and cheese for a hearty and delish breakfast sandwich.
  • Crumble it up and serve it in tomato sauce or your favorite pasta sauce.
  • Sausage burgers anyone? These sausage rounds are excellent on a burger.
smoked breakfast sausage roll

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you smoke fresh sausage?

Yes, you can! This sausage roll smokes up so nicely, but it’s a quick smoke, so it won’t have the same texture as if you were to buy smoked sausage from the store or your butcher. Those have been slow-smoked and, in some cases, even cold-smoked.

Can you smoke breakfast sausage on a pellet grill?

You sure can, and it’s super easy, too. This is a great recipe for people new to smoking or if you’ve got a bit of space on your smoker. Don’t waste any fabulous smoke!

Is smoking breakfast sausage on a pellet grill easy?

Yes! This is about as easy as it gets! Just keep an eye on the internal temperature (smoke it to 165-F), and you’re all set!

How to store this homemade smoked breakfast sausage recipe?

You can freeze any leftovers, but they’ll keep fine in your fridge in an airtight container for 5-6 days.

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Smoked Breakfast Sausage Roll

Infuse breakfast sausage with oodles of flavor with this simple recipe for Smoked Breakfast Sausage. Grab a roll of sausage and turn your next breakfast into an amazing meal!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, dry rub for pork, smoked, smoked breakfast sausage, smoked sausage, smoker, smoker recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 172kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage roll

Instructions

  • Partially freeze the sausage tube. This is to make it easier to remove the wrapping and to handle it without it falling apart. About 30 minutes in the freezer should do the trick.
  • Preheat your Traeger smoker to 180-F.
  • Smoke the sausage tube right on the grill rack for 30 minutes at 180-F. This is to give it lots of sweet smoky flavor.
  • Turn the heat up to 225-F and continue smoking for about an hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F.
  • Slice and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 172kcal | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 141mg | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

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By Chef Jenn

5 thoughts on “Smoked Breakfast Sausage”

  1. 5 stars
    Sensational! I’m just learning to use our pellet grill and I’m so excited at how easy this smoked sausage was! It’s absolutely delicious.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love, love, love sausage, and smoking it really brings out the flavor. I loved this recipe and will definitely be recommending it to my brother and brother in law, who also have smokers.

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  3. 5 stars
    I made your smoked breakfast sausage and used it in my homemade spaghetti sauce. It was a huge hit in our house and my family asked me to make it again.

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