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How To Make Easy Sausage Gravy

How To Make Easy Sausage Gravy – This simple Sausage Gravy Recipe is fast and so delicious, it will become a weekend staple. Southern Biscuits and Gravy just like grandma used to make. 

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Homemade Biscuits and Gravy

Is there anything more southern than biscuits and gravy?

No deep-south breakfast is complete, without a basket of hot fluffy biscuits and a skillet full of thick sausage gravy.

If you’ve never tried making biscuits and gravy before, you might not realize just how easy they both are to prepare. 

In less than an hour, you can surprise your family with massive, buttery, homemade biscuits, and the creamiest sausage gravy you’ve ever tasted!

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Sausage Gravy Recipe

Contrary to popular belief, sausage gravy is just about the easiest sauce you will ever make! It’s a rich topping, side dish, and protein all rolled into one.

The three key ingredients necessary to make sausage gravy are ground breakfast sausage, flour, and milkEverything else is just gravy.

(Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

However, I do like to add a couple of other pantry items to the skillet to give my gravy the very best flavor.

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Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Sausage gravy is most commonly served over hot fluffy biscuits. Although it’s usually thought of as breakfast fare, Biscuits and Gravy makes a marvelous low-country dinner as well!

However, you can also serve sausage gravy on toast, english muffins, chicken fried steak, or fried pork chops.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits is a fabulous holiday breakfast (or brunch) option. I like to prep my biscuits the night before and place them in the refrigerator to keep the dough cold. Then in the morning, I pop the biscuits in the oven and start the gravy.

In about 30 minutes, I’ve got a fresh decadent southern meal the whole family is excited about!

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Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe Ingredients

  • Ground pork sausage – Usually labeled “bulk” or breakfast sausage.
  • All-purpose flour – This acts as the thickening agent in the gravy.
  • Whole milk – You can use any kind of milk (even nut milks) but whole dairy milk is preferable for taste and texture.
  • Thyme – This spice rack favorite adds that little extra something to round out the flavor. You can use dried or fresh thyme leaves.
  • Garlic powder – The second add-in to enhance the overall flavor of the gravy. A little goes a long way.
  • Salt and pepper – No gravy is finished without a generous sprinkling of ground pepper!
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How To Make Sausage Gravy

  1. Brown the Sausage. Set a large sauté pan over medium heat, and brown the sausage, stirring and breaking it into smaller pieces. The sausage should be fully cooked before moving on.
  2. Add the Flour. Add the flour and seasonings. Stir well to coat the sausage in flour. Move the sausage around the pan so the flour has time to cook. 
  3. Add Milk and Simmer. Pour in the milk. Stir and simmer the gravy until it’s thick and smooth. If the gravy gets too thick, add another splash of milk to thin it out.
  4. Serve over warm homemade biscuits, English muffins, or toast.

You can serve this Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe over any kind of biscuits, even canned biscuits. However, we like it best over our favorite Southern CatHead Biscuits.

Get The Full (Printable) How to Make Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe Below. Enjoy!

Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Sausage Gravy and Homemade Biscuits Ahead Of Time?

Yes! You can make and refrigerate sausage gravy up to 4 days in advance. Rewarm it on the stovetop and add in an extra splash of milk to thin it out. 

For the biscuits, I would personally not bake them ahead of time. Biscuits are always best fresh! However, you can make the dough and cut the biscuits out a day before baking. Then refrigerate them overnight, so they are ready to bake in the morning.

Can I Freeze Sausage Gravy?

Well… You can technically freeze anything. Yet I wouldn’t freeze gravy. It’s better to make it and use it up within a few days.

Can I Make Gluten-Free Biscuits and Gravy?

Yes. Make sure the sausage you buy is gluten-free. Then substitute gluten-free 1-to-1 baking mix for the all-purpose flour. For the biscuits, we like this gluten-free biscuit recipe.

Can I Make Sausage Gravy Without Pork?

Yes. Look for ground turkey sausage to use in place of pork sausage.

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Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
How To Make Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy! This simple gravy recipe is fast and so delicious, it will become a weekend staple.
Servings: 12



  • Set a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and break it into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Brown the sausage, stirring and breaking it into smaller pieces.
  • Once the sausage is cooked through, add the flour, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir well to coat the sausage in flour, letting it absorb the grease. Stir and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in 3 cups of milk. Stir and simmer to thicken the gravy. Once it is very thick and smooth, turn off the heat. If the gravy gets too thick, add another ½ cup of milk.
  • Serve over warm homemade biscuits, English muffins, or toast.



Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 171.61kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.22g, Protein: 8.33g, Fat: 12.38g, Saturated Fat: 4.66g, Cholesterol: 34.33mg, Sodium: 368.07mg, Potassium: 191.4mg, Fiber: 0.15g, Sugar: 3.61g, Vitamin A: 143.64IU, Vitamin C: 0.27mg, Calcium: 85.39mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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12 comments on “How To Make Easy Sausage Gravy”

  1. could you make this recipe gluten and dairy free?

    • Hi Annette,

      Sure! You can use your favorite dairy-free milk (like almond or cashew milk) and gluten-free baking mix instead of classic wheat flour. Use the same proportions for both. :)

  2. one of the best gravy recipes that I have tried!

  3. This recipe was extremely easy and I followed it explicitly. It would definitely receive a 5 star rating from me. I have had traditional biscuits and gravy all my life so was a little sceptical of the addition of thyme, however, it was excellent and passed with flying colors!

  4. Been making this biscuits /gravey 62yrs I’m now 78.my grandma taught me when I was but. 9 or there bouts. Our people are Irish/Scott from look-mountain Tennessee. Thank-you for printing this old tried an true recipe.

  5. This is really delish!! Everyone at my house loved it!

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  7. This is really amazing!! Everyone at my house loved it!

  8. I love how easy this is! I also like that I can make a big batch at once and use it for several breakfasts. Such a great recipe! 

  9. I love this recipe so much! Thank you for sharing with us!

  10. there are few things i  love more than biscuits & gravy in the fall & winter! love this recipe

  11. One of the BEST sausage gravy dishes I have made!