Sausage Cheddar Scones

I spent the weekend at a food blogger conference (more on that soon!) and I came home in a baking mood like no other, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make. About this time last year, I got on a scone-making kick. Chocolate-almond scones, cranberry scones, scones for days. I decided this morning, now that the weather is cooler, I wanted a savory scone. Johnsonville Sausage was so kind to sponsor this post- this family LOVES sausage. We eat sausage and eggs for breakfast at least twice a week, so I wanted to mix things up a bit and try something new.

That’s when I decided to make Sausage Cheddar Scones. And I had ZERO idea how they would turn out. Well lucky for us (and our construction crew) they were really, really good. The tiniest tinge of sweetness, but mostly lots of savory goodness in each bite.

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I had so much fun baking, and I love that I now a new (easy) recipe to use for breakfast. And, they have protein which is super important for me when choosing breakfast foods. I hope you’ll like it, too!


These easy sausage cheddar scones make the perfect breakfast, brunch, or snack food!Don’t forget to try this recipe, too!

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Sausage Cheddar Scones
Recipe type: brunch, breakfast
  • 3 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Johnsonville Sausage links (about 6 pieces sausage) cut into 5 pieces each
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 sticks butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk, or ½ cup milk plus 1 Tbs. vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook sausage until almost done, about 5 minutes. (It will finish cooking in the oven)
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  4. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  5. Combine wet ingredients separately, then add in sausage and cheese..
  6. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  7. Form into two equal-sized balls. Roll each ball out into a circle approximately 10 inches in diameter.
  8. Cut each circle into 8 equal sized triangles using a pizza cutter.
  9. Or, instead of triangle-shaped scones, shape the dough into approximately 18 2.5-inch balls.
  10. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes, on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, until slightly golden.


About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. I have never tried savory scones, but now I want to. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Link Party. I hope you join us next week.