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Best Sausage Gravy Recipe

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If you’re a fan of Sausage Gravy, get ready to crave this easy breakfast recipe! Every bite is loaded with sausage and creaminess! When you’re wanting a fast and simple breakfast recipe, this Homemade Sausage Gravy is sure to hit the spot.

Sausage Gravy is a Southern classic. It’s easy to make, and it tastes great over homemade biscuits or cornbread! Enjoy!

Stove Top Sausage And Gravy

The Best Sausage Gravy Recipe

While this may be an American Southern standard, everyone enjoys this for breakfast. A simple combination of gravy and breakfast sausage with your favorite biscuit is the perfect way to start your day!

Why is this so good?

  • Simplicity At Its Best: This pork breakfast sausage recipe is made in 7 simple steps.
  • Rich And Creamy: You can cook sausage and gravy that tastes amazing.
  • Versatile Dish: Perfect as a biscuit topping, or over mashed potatoes, this cooked sausage recipe is great for breakfast or lunch.
pouring sausage gravy on the biscuits

Homemade Sausage Gravy Ingredients

  • Sausage Meat: The foundation of the gravy, it provides a savory, hearty flavor.
  • Flour: Acts as a thickener to achieve the desired creamy consistency of the gravy.
  • Milk: Adds creaminess and richness to the gravy, balancing out the robust flavor of the sausage.
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper: Gives the gravy a mild heat and aromatic kick, enhancing the overall flavor.

How To Make Sausage Gravy

Here is the best recipe for sausage gravy:

Using a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat.

cooking the sausage

Once the sausage is cooked and broken down, sprinkle flour over the sausage meat. Ensure the flour soaks up all the oil.

adding the flour

Once the flour has soaked up the oil, allow it to bake off for 1-2 minutes. This will ensure the gravy doesn’t taste like flour.

Slowly add your milk to the pan, mixing until everything is combined. If you want to add pepper after pouring in your milk, do so then.

adding the milk

Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of pepper to the sausage gravy recipe.

Turn your heat down to low and allow the sausage gravy to bubble. Once bubbled turn off the heat.

gravy thickening in the skillet

Allow your sausage gravy to thicken.

plate of biscuits and gravy

Southern Cooking Tips

  • Thickness: If your gravy is too thick, add more milk to the flour and fat mixture. If it’s too thin, add more flour.
  • Taste: Taste the gravy as you go, adding more seasoning if necessary. If you want a smoother gravy, use a whisk to break up any clumps of flour.
  • Wooden Spoon: Use a wooden spoon to break down the cooked sausage.
  • Add Heat: If you wish to add heat to your flour mixture, add some crushed red pepper flakes for a kick of spice.

How Long is Homemade Sausage Gravy Good?

  • Fridge: Sausage Gravy is best served fresh, but it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze sausage gravy. Just place it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat: Thaw your frozen sausage gravy and reheat gently before serving.

Serve Breakfast Gravy With These

  • Buttermilk Biscuits: Fluffy biscuits are the perfect vessel to soak up the rich and savory sausage gravy. I like to use jumbo buttermilk biscuits.
  • Hash Browns: Crispy golden brown hash browns add a delightful crunch to complement the creamy gravy.
  • Southern Grits: Creamy Southern-style grits provide a hearty base that pairs wonderfully with the sausage-infused goodness.
  • Fried Potatoes: Add fried potatoes to the sausage gravy for the ultimate comfort food.

FAQ‘S

What Is Sausage Gravy?

Sausage gravy is a thick, rich gravy made from sausage, flour, milk, and seasonings. It’s traditionally served over hot biscuits or cornbread.

Can I Make Sausage Gravy Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make sausage gravy ahead of time. Just reheat it over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s heated through.

Best Sausage To Use?

For the best flavor, start with a good-quality sausage. I like to use a bulk pork sausage, but you can also use breakfast sausage. Avoid using pre-packaged sausage crumbles – they just don’t have the same flavor. Try maple sausage or sage sausage for the best flavor.

Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This sausage gravy recipe is the best way to start the day!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Sausage meat
  • 1/3 cup of Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Using a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the sausage is cooked and broken down, sprinkle flour over the sausage. Ensure the flour soaks up all the oil.
  3. Once the flour has soaked up the oil, allow it to bake off for 1-2 minutes. This will ensure the gravy doesn't taste like flour.
  4. Slowly add your milk to the pan, mixing until everything is combined. If you want to add pepper after pouring in your milk, do so then.
  5. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of pepper to the sausage gravy recipe.
  6. Turn your heat down to low and allow the sausage gravy to bubble. Once bubbled turn off the heat.
  7. Allow your sausage gravy to thicken.

Notes

  • Thickness: If your gravy is too thick, add more milk to the flour and fat mixture. If it's too thin, add more flour.
  • Taste: Taste the gravy as you go, adding more seasoning if necessary. If you want a smoother gravy, use a whisk to break up any clumps of flour.
  • Wooden Spoon: Use a wooden spoon to break down the cooked sausage.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1030mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 28g

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