Whether you make your own sausage patties or buy premade varieties, the cooking directions are similar. Obviously, increase the cooking time by a few minutes if the patties are frozen or decrease the cooking time if the patties are precooked. Otherwise, the general guidelines for cooking sausage patties apply. Once you finish cooking those crisp, meaty patties, top them with a slice of cheese or an egg, throw them on a biscuit or just eat them plain.

  • Ungreased baking sheet
  • Spatula
  • Meat thermometer

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Layer the sausage patties evenly on an ungreased baking sheet. Do not overlap the patties.

Place the sheet in the oven.

Cook the patties for 10 minutes, then turn them over with a spatula and rotate the pan halfway.

Continue cooking until the patties reach an internal temperature of 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Stick the end of a meat thermometer into the middle of the patty to test the internal temperature. The patties should fully cook within about 20 minutes and appear light- to medium-brown on the outside.

  • Precooked sausage patties take less time to cook. Reduce the cooking time by at least half. Follow the package directions for oven baking, if provided.

  • As another option, brown the patties first in a skillet and then transfer to a baking sheet to finish cooking in the oven. Reduce the cooking time in the oven to 10 minutes or less; watch them closely.

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