Sausage Gravy Recipe

These Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe are the ultimate in comfort food.

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Country Biscuits and Gravy

My Southern friends know that sausage gravy over biscuits is one of the best recipes to enjoy for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner. Or a midnight snack. You can’t go wrong with this amazing, flavorful, delicious, homemade recipe!

Fluffy, buttery, homestyle biscuits paired with a mouthwatering gravy made from milk and sausage will have everyone asking for seconds. It comes together easily in just one skillet, too. For other great southern recipes, try our easy chicken and dumplings, our delicious cornbread from scratch or our old fashioned custard pie.

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Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy:

Sausage gravy and biscuits are actually one of my favorite comfort foods. The flavors are on point: a sweet, a little spicy.

For this recipe, you’ll need a pound of uncooked breakfast sausage to start. I have lots of things I could say about the sausage. First make sure you’re grabbing a high quality product… you can tell in the taste of your finished meal.

Second, you can grab regular, sweet, spicy… whatever your heart desires. I typically use just regular.

Third, to make this meal even heartier, you can use two pounds of meat instead of one. (You could mix a pound of sweet and a pound of spicy though as well if you like! ) I’ve got growing boys so I often add more meat. And let me tell you, they eat every single bite.

You’ll also need three cups of whole milk. If you do add more meat, you might want to use four cups of whole milk, but that is a texture preference more than anything.

sausage being fried in a frying pan

sausage being fried in a frying pan

Ingredients Needed for Biscuits and Gravy

  • 1 pound uncooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • biscuits I used canned, but you can use frozen or homemade as well!
  • chives
  • red pepper flakes

How to Make Sausage Gravy

Now, if you’re like me and only had sausage gravy with too much flour in it before, I’m sorry for that bad experience.

Trust me when I say that not all sausage gravy is created the same. This recipe will make you swoon. And drool. And beg for more. And it’s crazy simple to pull together because y’all know I don’t love complicated.

  1. Preheat your oven and get your biscuits going.
  2. In a large skillet, break up the ground sausage. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of black pepper and cook until brown.
  3. Reduce the heat and sprinkle flour over the sausage; stir to coat well.
  4. Slowly pour in the whole milk and stir until thick.
  5. Remove from heat; sprinkle in red pepper flakes and mix.
  6. Spoon over your fresh from the oven biscuits and then top with chives or more red pepper flakes.

After serving, watch your people melt into puddles of adoration that you just created this incredible biscuits and gravy meal for them to enjoy.

white sausage gravy in a skillet

white sausage gravy in a skillet

How to Thicken Sausage Gravy

Thickening sausage gravy is an easy fix! Just sprinkle in a little flour and mix well for a minute. Go slowly, if you add too much all at once, that’s how things get too floury and it ruins the amazing flavor of sausage gravy done right.

If it’s still not the right consistency, add just a touch more and keep stirring. A little goes a long way and helps keep the flavor balance you love intact.

Can You Freeze Sausage Gravy?

Sausage gravy is best made fresh. You could make the gravy and then freeze it… I just think it changes the texture a little. If necessary, you could crumble your sausage, cook it and then freeze that. Then prepare your gravy using the frozen sausage later.

As with all my favorite recipes, one thing that makes it a must have is if it’s simple. I need meals that I can pull together quickly with items already inside my kitchen.

sausage gravy served over two biscuits

sausage gravy served over two biscuits

That’s one reason I love biscuits and gravy so much. I almost always have these staples inside my cupboards, making it a simple go to meal at the end of a busy day — or the start of one.

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Country Biscuits and Gravy
  • 1 pound uncooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • biscuits I used canned, but you can use frozen or homemade as well!
  • chives
  • red pepper flakes
  • Bake biscuits according to package directions.

  • In a large skillet, break up the ground sausage.

  • Sprinkle with a teaspoon of pepper and cook until brown.

  • Reduce heat and sprinkle flour over sausage; stir to coat.

  • Slowly pour in whole milk and stir until thick.

  • Remove from heat; sprinkle red pepper flakes and chives over top. Spoon over fresh biscuits.

  • Garnish with chives and red pepper flakes.

Calories: 340kcal

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