Sausage gravy

Sausage gravy is a classic Southern dish that’s often served over biscuits for a hearty and flavorful breakfast or brunch. Here’s a simple recipe for making sausage gravy:


  • 1 lb ground pork sausage (you can use mild or hot, depending on your preference)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cook the Sausage:
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground sausage, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Cook until the sausage is browned and cooked through.
  1. Make the Roux:
  • Sprinkle the flour over the cooked sausage in the skillet. Stir continuously to combine the flour with the sausage fat, creating a roux. Cook for a couple of minutes to remove the raw taste of the flour.
  1. Add Milk:
  • Gradually pour in the whole milk while stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens. If it gets too thick, you can add more milk to achieve the desired consistency.
  1. Season:
  • Season the sausage gravy with salt and black pepper to taste. Remember that the sausage is already flavorful, so taste as you go and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  1. Simmer:
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sausage gravy simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the sausage gravy over warm biscuits. Split the biscuits in half and ladle the gravy on top.

Optional Additions:

  • For additional flavor, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce.
  • Some people like to add a splash of Worcestershire sauce for extra depth.

Enjoy your homemade sausage gravy over biscuits for a delicious and comforting breakfast or brunch!

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