The Best Sausage Gravy Recipe


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Sausage Gravy is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. A long-time family favorite, homemade sausage and gravy goes hand-in-hand! Its great over biscuits, fried chicken, and even waffles or mashed potatoes

We love comfort food around here, from shrimp and grits to homemade mac and cheese. Creamy and delicious, this homemade sausage gravy is totally irresistible!

Sausage Gravy in a frying pan ready to serve

How to Make Sausage Gravy

With just 5 ingredients, a great Southern Sausage Gravy is a cinch to make and pretty much fool proof! To make homemade sausage gravy:

  1. Crumble up the ground sausage while it cooks until the pieces are very fine.
  2. You need the fat to make the roux so do not drain the sausage once cooked (or even add a bit of bacon grease- so good!).
  3. Add the flour and cook for about two minutes.
  4. Add a little milk a bit at a time and keep stirring until it gets smooth and creamy. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer until it is thickened.

Be sure to season sausage gravy with salt and pepper. Of course nothing goes hand in hand like Biscuits and Gravy so serve this sausage biscuit gravy right away (or put it over cornbread or serve with fried chicken)!

Milk being added to sausage in a frying pan to make easy Southern sausage gravy

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Tips for the Best Sausage Gravy

  • Seasonings: Make sure you use a seasoned sausage or add your own seasonings including sage, salt and pepper.
  • Fat: To make a good sausage gravy you need fat so don’t drain your sausage. Add in real butter and/or bacon fat for great flavor!
  • Keep it Simple: Sausage gravy isn’t a fancy dish it’s just plain ol’ good. No need to add in a lot of extras.
  • Serve with Starches:  Biscuits are traditional but any starches from potatoes to breads will work just fine!

A spoonful of thick sausage gravy ready to serve

Serve this Sausage Gravy over traditional biscuits or any of the following:

Even better, top this with a soft egg so the yolks are runny. Heaven on a plate.

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Review Recipe

Sausage Gravy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dip, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Sausage gravy is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. A long-time family favorite, homemade sausage and gravy go hand-in-hand.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter or bacon fat
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/3 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Brown sausage over medium high heat until no pink remains. (Do not drain).
  2. Add butter (or bacon fat) and cook to melt. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes more.
  3. Add milk a little bit at a time stirring after each addition.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thick and bubbly.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 485, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 103mg, Sodium: 807mg, Potassium: 469mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 22g, Vitamin A: 405%, Vitamin C: 0.8%, Calcium: 171%, Iron: 1.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. i don’t measure when i make my sausage gravy but this is my exact list of ingredients but i have one additional item, red pepper flakes to taste.

  2. This recipe is very good and the way I was taught by my mother so many years ago. However, nowadays we know about fat clogging our arteries, so leaving all the sausage grease, plus adding bacon fat and./or butter is just a heart attack waiting to happen. I now drain most of the sausage fat and add some canola oil or olive oil, which are good oils. I then add the flour and finish off as you have it written. It’s still very good this way and I feel better not making something with that much saturated fat.

  3. Just like I make it, but I add 1.) finely diced potatoe I have browned in bacon grease, along with finely diced green peppers and onions

  4. I always add a pinch or two of poultry seasoning to my sausage gravy. It adds just a little something extra. Give it a try!

  5. I have a ceramic coaster with the saying “There’s nothing that biscuits & gravy can’t fix” and I have to say that is so very true! This is how I’ve been making our B&G forever. If I’m feeling “faintsy” I’ll add some chopped onion to the sausage. For those of you that aren’t fluent in southern, faintsy = fancy. ;o)