Homemade Sausage Gravy Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

Homemade Sausage Gravy is an absolute staple for a comforting breakfast. Serve over hot biscuits and enjoy!

What do you think of when someone mentions sausage gravy? Is it some sloppy white paste with no flavor?

Maybe poured on top of some equally sad, pale baking powder biscuits? Well, I’m here to change your thinking.

Not only is sausage gravy incredibly easy to make, it’s incredibly easy to make delicious, just by keeping things simple.

Homemade Sausage Gravy Picture

To me, sausage gravy is something to make when you need something warm and cozy to start the day. Some people may opt for oatmeal in this situation, but I like my carbs with a side of meat, and you can’t easily beat biscuits and gravy, especially homemade!

Homemade Sausage Gravy Photo

I was one of those people who was resistant to making my own gravy at home because of bad eating memories, but you really have nothing to fear here. This recipe is easy enough to prepare on a busy weekday morning but tastes like lazy Sundays.

All you need is a steady whisking arm and you’ll be set!

When you are whisking the milk, resist the urge to add more flour. The mixture will thicken as you cook, and if you add extra flour it will turn into a pasty mess.

Also, don’t drain off the fat that rendered from the cooked sausage! This fat is key for successful gravy, and if you drain it off you will just need to add back in butter or another fat anyway.

Homemade Sausage Gravy Image

You can try this with other kinds of breakfast sausage, such as chicken, but be aware that the lower natural fat content might mean a tablespoon or so of butter will be needed for a smooth gravy. Because the seasoning in breakfast sausages can vary, I call for you to season to taste to avoid over-salting.

I like to finish off the dish with fresh chopped parsley, but you can use other herbs like chives or cilantro, or just skip the herbs if you prefer.

Serve this gravy up with bacon chive biscuits for a breakfast full of down-home comfort!

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Homemade Sausage Gravy Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1/2 pound Pork Breakfast Sausage
  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste


  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, cook pork sausage until browned, breaking up large pieces as it browns.
  2. When sausage is cooked, whisk in flour to form a paste, then add milk, whisking as you pour.
  3. Lower heat to medium-low and continue to whisk mixture until it thickens.
  4. Season to taste and serve over biscuits.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 141

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 245mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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