Jimmy Dean Original Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick! Review

Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

Jimmy Dean is a brand that does a lot of traditional-style breakfast sandwiches. Sausage and egg on a croissant? Check! Canadian bacon and egg on an english muffin? Check! However, the brand is also known to get a little wild and stray off the beaten path. The Jimmy Dean Original Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!, for example, are far from ordinary.

When we picked up a box of these frozen breakfast treats, we were a little nervous about digging in. The package was pretty beat up, and it had even been taped together. Thankfully, each of the dozen sausage sticks inside is individually wrapped for safety and freshness, which did a lot to ease our concern.

Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

These are a breeze to cook up: just crack open a packet and heat the sausage dog in the microwave for less than a minute. When it comes to the typical Jimmy Dean sandwich, we like to let them thaw overnight before cooking them. With these odd little breakfast treats, we didn’t find that to be necessary. You can also cook these in the oven, but we didn’t end up trying that out because the microwave is just too darn convenient!

After 50 seconds or so, you’ll have a breakfast treat that looks indistinguishable, at a glance, from a corn dog.

Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

Don’t be fooled, though. This does not have a cornbread casing or a typical hot dog inside. Instead, it’s a breakfast sausage link coated in a layer of sweet pancake. If you tried to dip this in ketchup and mustard, like a typical corn dog, you’d be in for a nasty surprise!

However, we don’t think anyone will remain deceived for long. These have a really potent sweet scent to them that you’d notice long before you got around to actually putting ketchup on the thing.

That sweetness comes from the maple syrup flavoring, which is not a part of the pancakes but rather baked into the sausage itself. This means you can enjoy these without any sort of dipping sauce (though if you were to dip these in anything, it would likely be maple syrup).

Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

The sausage itself is a blend of pork and chicken, with the aforementioned maple flavoring. Aside from the sweetness, it also has a little bit of a bite to it, which is a real boon for any breakfast sausage.

Each one of these sausage-and-pancake concoctions contains 250 calories (140 from fat) and 410 mg of sodium. That means you can eat two if you want a heartier breakfast without going completely wild in the calorie department (though 500 calories between two sausage sticks puts these well outside the realm of the diet-friendly).

The Jimmy Dean Original Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick! are surprisingly tasty. We really didn’t know what to expect when we first picked these up, but our first bite was enough to convince us we’d made a good decision. These are a delectable blend of sausage and pancakes, perfect for starting off your day.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Jimmy Dean frozen breakfast item, check out our package scans below.

Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!