Best Sausage Gravy is the most simple and flavorful country gravy from scratch!  This mouthwatering gravy is perfect with your favorite biscuits and ready super fast!

sausage gravy

What is Sausage Gravy?

Biscuits and Sausage gravy is a classic staple breakfast dish in the Midwest and South. It’s one dish that I particularly look forward to having on a chilly fall or winter morning.  While we all know that sausage gravy isn’t the healthiest dish in the world it is some of the best stick to your ribs comfort food out there!  I highly recommend serving this gravy with my Easy Homemade Drop Biscuits, they are so simple to make!

Can I Make Sausage Gravy the Night Before?

Yes, you can!  Make the gravy as directed in the recipe card below.  Allow the gravy to cool completely, then, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.  To reheat the gravy,  pour it into a medium saucepan and warm over medium-low heat while stirring occasionally until heated through.

how to make sausage gravy

How do you Make Sausage Gravy?

  • The first step to making this gravy is to cook one pound of pork breakfast sausage.  You can use mild, hot, maple, or any type of pork sausage that you prefer.
  • Once the sausage is browned through with no pink remaining you will add two tablespoons of butter directly to the cooked sausage and allow it to melt.
  • Next, sprinkle your flour over the sausage.  You will stir the flour into the sausage for 1-2 minutes until that “raw flour” smell is gone.  The flour and fat mixture is what will allow your gravy to thicken.
  • Pour in the milk slowly while whisking.  Your gravy will continue to thicken and bubble as your pour in the milk.
  • Once the milk has all been added to the skillet, you will add your seasonings.  Allow the gravy to simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened, then serve right away.
  • This gravy can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days for best results.

What to Eat Sausage Gravy With:

As I mentioned above, we like this gravy best with my homemade drop biscuits.  Any kind of biscuits your family likes will work just fine though.  Sausage gravy is also great over fried breakfast potatoes, hashbrowns, grits, and toast.


country sausage gravy recipe



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Best Sausage Gravy

Best Sausage Gravy is the most simple and flavorful country gravy from scratch!  This mouthwatering gravy is perfect with your favorite biscuits and ready super fast!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 6



  • Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  • Add the butter to the pan and stir it around until melted.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the sausage and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the milk into the sausage and flour mixture slowly, whisking constantly until smooth.
  • Whisk in the seasonings. Taste the gravy and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite biscuits.



Serving: 0.25Cup, Calories: 80kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Best gravy ever. It also thickens faster than the way I used to make it (handed down from my mom decades ago). Shared recipe with everyone.

  2. I didn’t realize buiscits and gravy were so simple. It’s my husbands favorite. I added thyme to mine snd my husband said it was the best. Happy husband happy life. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. 5 stars
      Absolutely outstanding just finished the whole batch between my bother and I. (Btw we ate both over 6ft tall and weight over 265 270 ish.) So portion accordingly

  3. 5 stars
    Made this recipe tonight. So, so good! Exactly what I was looking for! My daughter helped me make it so it’s extra special.
    I used half & half instead of milk.
    This will be my go-to!

  4. I used turkey sausage with finely chopped onion while Browning I covered pan to produce more juice. For seasoning I added some ground sage, garlic & herb all purpose seasoning, onion & herb salt free & badia complete seasoning. I used sweet Hawaiian crescent rolls. Delish!

  5. 5 stars
    I have this recipe saved as a regular to make. It’s by far the best, and you can adjust seasoning as you like, but again and again I go back to following the recipe exactly. It’s a real treat.

  6. 5 stars
    This was the absolute easiest and most delicious sausage gravy I’ve ever made. I like it with hot pork sausage and served over your drop biscuits which are equally simple and delicious. My wife and daughter who don’t like gravy both raved about it. Made for daughters birthday breakfast. Big big hit !

  7. 5 stars
    So good thank you! I was born in USA but live in UK. Was great to cook up this delicious slice of Southern Americana for my teenage daughter who LOVED it!

    1. 5 stars
      So good! I used sage sausage and half and half. So easy, fast, and delicious! My family loved it! We will definitely make this again. Thank you for the great recipes!