Pioneer Woman sausage gravy

Sausage gravy is a classic Southern comfort food often served over biscuits. Here’s a recipe inspired by the Pioneer Woman for making delicious sausage gravy:


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage (such as pork or turkey sausage)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional: pinch of cayenne pepper for heat
  • Biscuits, for serving


  1. Cook the Sausage:
  • In a large skillet or frying pan, cook the breakfast sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it apart with a spatula or wooden spoon as it cooks, until it’s browned and cooked through. Make sure to break the sausage into small crumbles.
  1. Make the Roux:
  • Once the sausage is cooked, sprinkle the flour evenly over the sausage in the skillet. Stir well to combine, ensuring that the sausage is evenly coated with the flour.
  1. Cook the Flour:
  • Cook the sausage and flour mixture, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. This helps to cook off the raw flavor of the flour.
  1. Add the Milk:
  • Gradually pour in the whole milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Continue stirring until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  1. Season:
  • Season the gravy with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using), to taste. Remember that sausage can be salty, so be cautious with the salt until you’ve tasted the gravy.
  1. Simmer:
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the gravy simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld together and the gravy to thicken further. If the gravy becomes too thick, you can add more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the sausage gravy hot over biscuits. Split open the biscuits and ladle the gravy generously over the top.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade sausage gravy and biscuits!

This hearty and satisfying dish is perfect for breakfast or brunch, and it’s sure to become a favorite comfort food in your home.

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