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
    My mother-in-law who is not a “gravy person” said this is delicious. I added 1/4tsp dried thyme and it’s wonderful. Will definitely keep this recipe. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. It makes the perfect biscuits and gravy. I add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little bit of heat!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow. Soooo good! This was the hit of our Christmas morning brunch. I had doubled it and was concerned it might be too much. Well, it was not enough! 🙂 As we lingered together through the day, all was eaten and more was wanted. That was great. Late in the evening I even had folks wanting more. I made the recipe just as written except I did not have seasoning salt. It was delicious. I also used a natural sausage that was good. Thank you for this good recipe. It shall be placed in my recipe folder, for sure. Happy 2021! I pray blessings of good health and joy! .

  4. 5 stars
    I made with Jimmy Dean Turkey sausage, used half and half mixed with a little heavy cream, WOW! My Christmas Eve Brunch was a hit! I ran out of gravy! Also made the night before, perfect! Thanks for the Great Recipe, also, did not use pepper, I am allergic, but no on complains.

  5. 5 stars
    This truly is the BEST sausage gravy recipe ever! Not only does it taste amazing, but I’ve whipped this up the night before, popped it in the slow cooker on low the next morning, and it was ready and FRESH tasting for my hubby to take to work for his employees. No change in texture or any separation!

    The only thing I do that I didn’t see mentioned in the recipe is drain the sausage. I’m aware that can be a culinary faux pas, but I use whole milk and it feels very balanced.

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious gravy recipe. Made my own seasoned salt and halved this recipe since the last recipe I used for gravy called for half of a pound of sausage and it turned out great! Will definitely make this again!

  7. 5 stars
    I like the idea that butter is also a critical part of the recipe, one that many avoid. Fat & flour at the first, important. (I use bacon fat because I am a loathsome pig.)
    I like sage as an added herb, and maybe a bit, not enough to be noticed, of ground nutmeg.