These are undeniably one of my guiltiest pleasures. If I could start every day with two of these patties – suitably sun drenched in morning light as you see here – I would. Sadly, I don’t think my doctor would be all that happy. These little puck sized patties are replete with copious amounts of saturated fat and salt. There’s a reason they taste as good as they do. The recommend serving of two patties is nearly 50% of a days total saturated fat intake. Hot damn.
Inside the exterior cardboard packaging they come eight to a box as you can see below. They’re packaged in shrink wrap/vacuum sealed plastic in essentially two pouches, four to a pouch. When you open one of the pouches there’s no way to reseal.
Here’s the cooked product, again highlighted with the morning sun. After that, a shot with my most favorite way to plate these, a perfectly running egg:
After all if you’re like me, you’re buying these to replicate a McD’s breakfast sandwich right at home. I actually prefer the Jimmy Dean’s creation over the Golden Arches, it’s slightly less overpowering in terms of herby flavor and fattiness.
Given the aforementioned nutrition I tend to limit myself to one per serving these days. A toasted muffin, runny egg, and a hit of salt and unctuous fat – perfect start to a day.
Jimmy Dean Fully Cook Pork Sausage Patties cooking nutrition and cooking
Does anyone cook these any other way than a quick reheat in the microwave? If I’m missing a trick with pan cooking let me know, I can’t imagine the fuss and mess of pan cooking results in any worthwhile gains flavorwise?
Are Jimmy Dean Fully Cook Pork Sausage Patties any good?
Our verdict? Yes, a solid 4/5 for these little patties of salt and fat. If you’re fine with the less than stellar nutrition, the flavor is a great start to any day.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I started Shop Smart to catalogue my adventures in the grocery store and kitchen. Follow along on Instagram too!