For the ultimate hearty and comforting breakfast recipe, you’ve got to learn how to make southern biscuits and gravy. This dish is made-from-scratch comfort food at its finest.
Where I grew up, hearty, homemade southern breakfasts are a way of life. For every sleepover, visitor and special occasion, my mom would prepare a buffet full of fresh biscuits, waffles, frittatas, quiche, fruit and other farmhouse-inspired breakfast recipes.
Biscuits and sausage gravy holds a special place in many Southerners’ hearts. Luckily for us all, it’s also a dish comes together quickly and easily. In just one pan, you cook the sausage, make a roux and let the gravy thicken. Then you feast.
Ingredients for Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
- Pork sausage
- All-purpose flour
- Whole milk
- Warm biscuits (storebought or homemade biscuits)
Step 1: Brown the meat
In a small skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, three to five minutes, breaking it into crumbles. Drain the sausage.
Step 2: Make a roux
Add butter to the skillet and heat until melted. Add the flour, salt and pepper; cook and stir until incorporated. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens, about two minutes.
Editor’s Tip: To make this recipe without any dairy, simply use nondairy butter and nondairy milk. Don’t forget to use dairy-free biscuits, as well!
Step 3: Serve over warm biscuits
Once the gravy thickens to your desired consistency, serve immediately over warm biscuits.
Editor’s Tip: Use easy-bake canned biscuits in this recipe, or go for the gold and learn how to make biscuits from scratch.