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

Enjoy!

~Nichole

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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

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • 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.

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Nutrition

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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531 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Another impressive recipe!! Very delicious, very easy, and my kids (age 5) wolfed it down! I will surely be making this again!!

  2. 5 stars
    My father in law birthday is tomorrow. I will take him biscuits and gravy in the morning, I made the gravy this evening, I hope he enjoys it.

    1. 5 stars
      Made this for my family today and omg, so delicious! Thank you! All the other recipes I’ve tried didn’t turn out like this. Absolutely perfect ?

  3. What kind of seasoning salt do you use? I have made this recipe twice now and we all enjoy it!! However, I am not sure about your choice of the seasoning salt. Could you elaborate, please? Thanks for the good ideas.

    1. I use Lawry’s brand seasoned salt, you can just leave it out though if the seasoning salt doesn’t suit your taste 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    AWESOME recipe! My boyfriend loves biscuits & gravy, but I am lactose intolerant. I subbed regular milk for soy milk (same amount) & used Turkey sausage. He says it is better than his favorite diner 🙂 I also add red pepper flakes.

  5. 5 stars
    Used heavy cream and half and half, no black pepper (allergic), and Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage, guests couldn’t stop eating it. I am making it this weekend for my husband’s birthday with Jimmy Dean’s regular breakfast sausage, can’t wait. Thanks for the wonderful easy recipe, the Garlic is a Great Addition!

    1. I did heavy cream and whole milk… same results….
      In the (edited) words of my ancient ancestors it was f’ing yummy… lol

    2. 5 stars
      I only make it with cream and half and half about 2 times a year. I use Jimmy Deans hot sausage and add bacon grease instead of butter, home made biscuits and hash browns fried in bacon grease. The rest of the time It is just plane milk and bacon grease.

  6. 5 stars
    This was quick and easy and delicious! Made it for dinner one night (breakfast for dinner!) and everyone in my family gobbled it up, including my picky 5 y o!