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Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

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Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
Treat yourself to a classic southern breakfast with our easy recipe for biscuits and sausage gravy.

Updated: Jan. 06, 2024

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
  • Butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Whole milk
  • Warm biscuits (storebought or homemade biscuits)

Directions

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.

Watch how to Make Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/3 cups whole milk
  • Warm biscuits

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 3-5 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Add butter and heat until melted. Add the flour, salt and pepper; cook and stir until blended. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 337 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.

This biscuits and sausage gravy is an old southern recipe that I've adapted. Homemade sausage gravy is a classic, hearty breakfast that takes you on a trip to the South every time it's served. —Sue Baker, Jonesboro, Arkansas
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