One of the best sausage seasoning recipes is Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage from Allrecipes.com. Make this seasoning mild or hot, depending on your preference. Use this seasoning mix to make sausage with ground chuck or turkey, but not beef.
The recipe for Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage on Allrecipes.com calls for 12 different spices in varying amounts. Mix together 1 tablespoon each of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dried basil. Add 1 1/4 tablespoons of dried parsley and 2 teaspoons each of crushed red pepper flakes and paprika. Also include 3/4 teaspoon ground fennel seed, 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon each of dried oregano and thyme. Adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes and black pepper in this recipe to make it as hot or as mild as desired.
Another good sausage seasoning recipe is the Breakfast Sausage Recipe on FoodNetwork.com. This recipe uses 9 different spices and is less savory than the Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage. Mix together 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, chopped fresh sage and thyme. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of freshly chopped rosemary, and 1/2 teaspoon each of grated nutmeg, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes.