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How To Make Sausage Gravy

Homemade Sausage Gravy – This easy gravy recipe is fast and so delicious, it will become a weekend staple. Southern Biscuits and Gravy just like grandma used to make!

how to make gravy - easy sausage gravy in pan

Homemade Biscuits and Gravy in Minutes

Is there anything more southern than biscuits and gravy?

No deep-south breakfast is complete, without a basket of hot fluffy biscuits and a skillet full of thick sausage gravy.

If you’ve never tried making biscuits and gravy before, you might not realize just how easy they both are to prepare.

In less than an hour, you can surprise your family with massive, buttery, homemade biscuits, and the creamiest sausage gravy you’ve ever tasted!

easy sausage gravy recipe over biscuits on a plate

The Best Sausage Gravy Recipe

Contrary to popular belief, sausage gravy is just about the easiest sauce you will ever make! It’s a rich topping, side dish, and protein all rolled into one.

The three key ingredients necessary to make sausage gravy are ground breakfast sausage, flour, and milk… Everything else is just gravy.

(Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

However, I do like to add a couple of other pantry items to the skillet to give my gravy the very best flavor.

homemade sausage gravy on a fluffy biscuit, cut by a fork

Southern Gravy and Biscuits

This recipe is most commonly served over hot fluffy biscuits. Although it’s usually thought of as breakfast fare, Biscuits and Gravy makes a marvelous low-country dinner as well!

However, you can also serve this gravy on toast, English muffins, chicken fried steak, or fried pork chops.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits is a fabulous holiday breakfast (or brunch) option. I like to prep my biscuits the night before and place them in the refrigerator to keep the dough cold. Then in the morning, I pop the biscuits in the oven and start the gravy.

In about 30 minutes, I’ve got a fresh decadent southern meal the whole family is excited about!

sausage sizzling in a pan

Easy Sausage Gravy Ingredients

  • Ground pork sausage – Usually labeled “bulk” or breakfast sausage. Chicken or turkey sausage can be substituted.
  • All-purpose flour – This acts as the thickening agent in the gravy. You can also use a gluten-free baking mix if needed.
  • Whole milk – You can use any kind of milk (even nut milks) but whole dairy milk is preferable for taste and texture.
  • Thyme – This spice rack favorite adds that little extra something to round out the flavor. You can use dried or fresh thyme leaves.
  • Garlic powder – The second add-in to enhance the overall flavor of the gravy. A little goes a long way.
  • Salt and pepper – No gravy is finished without a generous sprinkling of ground pepper!
Stirring Sausage Gravy in a skillet

How To Make Sausage Gravy


  1. Brown the Sausage. Set a large sauté pan over medium heat, and brown the sausage, stirring and breaking it into smaller pieces. The sausage should be fully cooked before moving on.
  2. Add the Flour. Add the flour and seasonings. Stir well to coat the sausage in flour. Move the sausage around the pan so the flour has time to cook.
  3. Add Milk and Simmer. Pour in the milk. Stir and simmer the gravy until it’s thick and smooth. If the gravy gets too thick, add another splash of milk to thin it out.
  4. Serve over warm homemade biscuits, English muffins, or toast.

You can serve this Easy Gravy Recipe over any kind of biscuits, even canned biscuits. However, we like it best over our favorite Southern Cathead Biscuits.

Get The Full (Printable) How To Make Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Below. Enjoy!

fluffy cathead biscuits covered in white gravy

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make The Gravy And Homemade Biscuits Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can make and refrigerate this gravy up to 4 days in advance. Rewarm it on the stovetop and add an extra splash of milk to thin it out. 

For the biscuits, I would personally not bake them ahead of time. Biscuits are always the best fresh! However, you can make the dough and cut the biscuits out a day before baking. Then refrigerate them overnight, so they are ready to bake in the morning.

Can I Freeze This Recipe?

Well… You can freeze anything. Yet I wouldn’t freeze gravy. It’s better to make it and use it up within a few days.

Can I Make Gluten-Free Biscuits and Gravy?

Yes. Make sure the sausage you buy is also gluten-free. Then substitute gluten-free 1-to-1 baking mix for the all-purpose flour. For the biscuits, we like this gluten-free biscuit recipe.

Can I Make This Recipe Without Pork?

Yes. Look for ground turkey sausage to use in place of pork sausage.

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Check the printable recipe card below for the nutrition information including calories, carbohydrates, protein, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, fiber, vitamin c, and calcium percentages.

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How To Make Sausage Gravy (Recipe)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
How To Make Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy! This simple gravy recipe is fast and so delicious, it will become a weekend staple.
Servings: 12



  • Set a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and break it into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Brown the sausage, stirring and breaking it into smaller pieces.
  • Once the sausage is cooked through, add the flour, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir well to coat the sausage in flour, letting it absorb the grease. Stir and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in 3 cups of milk. Stir and simmer to thicken the gravy. Once it is very thick and smooth, turn off the heat. If the gravy gets too thick, add another ½ cup of milk.
  • Serve over warm homemade biscuits, English muffins, or toast.



Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 171.61kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.22g, Protein: 8.33g, Fat: 12.38g, Saturated Fat: 4.66g, Cholesterol: 34.33mg, Sodium: 368.07mg, Potassium: 191.4mg, Fiber: 0.15g, Sugar: 3.61g, Vitamin A: 143.64IU, Vitamin C: 0.27mg, Calcium: 85.39mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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17 comments on “How To Make Sausage Gravy”

  1. Just finished our brunch……this sausage gravy recipe is the best!!! I toasted  english  muffins, placed scrambled eggs on top and topped it all with this awesome gravy!!!

  2. This is a new go-to gravy recipe! It is so quick and easy to make and everyone loves it with our favorite biscuit in the morning. Highly recommended!

  3. Homemade is the only way to go and this gravy is absolutely loaded with flavor! Amazing, thank you!

  4. Simply the best! Loved it on bisucits!

  5. I made this recipe, and it took me back to my childhood in Mom’s kitchen…It tastes very close to her biscuits and gravy…My brother was the only who could come close until now, that is!! I am so grateful for this recipe I lost my brother a couple of months ago…and miss him dearly… but now I can make Mom’s breakfast and it will really taste like she made it… Thank you so much for such a memory reminder…God Bless!!

  6. could you make this recipe gluten and dairy free?

    • Hi Annette,

      Sure! You can use your favorite dairy-free milk (like almond or cashew milk) and gluten-free baking mix instead of classic wheat flour. Use the same proportions for both. :)

  7. one of the best gravy recipes that I have tried!

  8. This recipe was extremely easy and I followed it explicitly. It would definitely receive a 5 star rating from me. I have had traditional biscuits and gravy all my life so was a little sceptical of the addition of thyme, however, it was excellent and passed with flying colors!

  9. Been making this biscuits /gravey 62yrs I’m now 78.my grandma taught me when I was but. 9 or there bouts. Our people are Irish/Scott from look-mountain Tennessee. Thank-you for printing this old tried an true recipe.

  10. This is really delish!! Everyone at my house loved it!

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  12. This is really amazing!! Everyone at my house loved it!

  13. I love how easy this is! I also like that I can make a big batch at once and use it for several breakfasts. Such a great recipe! 

  14. I love this recipe so much! Thank you for sharing with us!

  15. there are few things i  love more than biscuits & gravy in the fall & winter! love this recipe

  16. One of the BEST sausage gravy dishes I have made!