Homemade Sausage Gravy with Biscuits

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My husband and son love sausage gravy over buttermilk biscuits.  It’s something they order at restaurants and have bought the frozen stuff at the store too, which can get pricy.  So making our own biscuits and creamy gravy recipe was on our list to save money.

This recipe allowed us to make about 4 servings of sausage gravy for the price of what we paid for 1 premade serving from the store. And homemade buttermilk biscuits, say no more.

You can add more pepper if you like it more spicy.  We used original sausage, but again if you like things hot, pick the sausage that your family loves.

cooked ground pork sausage

What Kind of Sausage Do You Use To Make Gravy?

We use breakfast sausage.  If you like your food spicy, you can use a mild or spicy sausage.  You could always use pepper to season as well.  Turkey sausage can be used as well, you may need to add addition pepper for seasoning.

adjust seasoning sausage to your families taste

Why is My Sausage Gravy Bland?

You may need more pepper.  It could also mean you like a sausage that has more flavorful.  Make sure you also cook your flour and measure correctly. Do not remove the fat from cooking your sausage, that adds flavor too.

thicken gravy with flour

Is Gravy Better with Water or Milk?

We make our gravy with half and half as it adds more flavor and has more fat from cream. You can also use whole milk or a mixture of both.

cooking sausage gravy

Why is My Gravy So Think?

It could be that your gravy was cooked to long.  Add more milk or water to the gravy to loosen it.  You may need to do repeat this if you reheat leftovers too.

plate of biscuits and sausage gravy

Serve your sausage gravy with your other favorite breakfast recipes like hashbrown casserole, buttermilk pancakes  or use on your breakfast skillet.

plate of biscuits and sausage gravy
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Best Sausage Gravy

Delicious homemade sausage gravy recipe – perfect for breakfast. Freeze ahead and have biscuits and gravy whenever you want.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage (as spicy as you like)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 6 cups whole milk (or half and half)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • more black pepper to taste


  • In a large pan, add the sausage in small pieces and cook on medium heat.  This will make it cook quickly.
  • If needed chop the sausage to make it into smaller pieces, do that.
  • Once the sausage is cooked, slowly add the flour in stirring often, until it's incorporated.
  • Add the milk, salt and pepper.
  • Allow to cook together.
  • Remove from heat and allow to thicken. You can stir once in a while. It will thicken as it cools (and will be cool enough to eat).
  • Serve on top of your biscuits. Part of our family cuts them in half, the other breaks the biscuits into bite size pieces.
  • Pour the gravy over your homemade buttermilk biscuits.


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  • If you like it spicy, use a mild or spicy sausage.
  • Cooking the gravy until it thickens, will make it super thick when you store any leftovers.
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