White Sausage Gravy Recipe
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White Sausage Gravy Recipe

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A Southern specialty, this hearty pork sausage gravy uses sausage drippings, milk and flour to make a thick creamy gravy traditionally served over biscuits. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Warm biscuits, split

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 283 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 489 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and onion until the sausage is no longer pink. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Stir flour into sausage and drippings until blended. Cook and stir until light golden brown. Gradually stir in milk and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over biscuits. Yield: 6 servings (about 4 cups).
Originally published as Sausage Gravy in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p61

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"I gave this 4 stars because of the nutmeg because I don't like the taste, also I use half and half when I make sausage gravy and I like to top the whole thing with 2 very very runny sunny side up eggs."

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