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How to Make the Best Sausage Gravy In 7 Easy Steps

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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 is it! Hearty breakfasts are the best way to start the day!

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

This recipe is a step-by-step guide to making the best sausage gravy you’ve ever tasted!

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.

The Best Sausage Gravy Starts with Good Sausage

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.

Regular Sausage Gravy V’s Amish Sausage Gravy

There are two types of sausage gravy – regular and Amish. The difference is in the texture. Regular sausage gravy is smooth, while Amish sausage gravy is chunky. I prefer the smooth texture of regular sausage gravy, but it’s really up to you.

pouring sausage gravy on the biscuits

Sausage and Gravy FAQ

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.

Can You freeze sausage gravy?

Yes, you can freeze sausage gravy. Just place it in a freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

What can I serve with sausage gravy?

Sausage gravy is traditionally served over hot biscuits or cornbread.

Carbs In Sausage Gravy

One serving of this sausage gravy recipe has 4 grams of carbs.

Ingredients Required For Easy Sausage Gravy

  • Sausage meat
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Ground black pepper

How to Make Sausage Gravy

Here is the best recipe for sausage gravy:

Step 1: Cook The Sausage

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

cooking the sausage

Step 2: Add Flour

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

adding the flour

Step 3: Soak Up The Oil

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.

Step 4: Add Your Milk

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

Step 5: Add Pepper

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

Step 6: Bubble the gravy

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

gravy thickening in the skillet

Step 7: Thicken the gravy

Allow your sausage gravy to thicken.

plate of biscuits and gravy

Top Tips For Cooking The Best Sausage Gravy

  1. If your gravy is too thick, add more milk. If it’s too thin, add more flour.
  2. Taste the gravy as you go, adding more seasoning if necessary.
  3. If you want a smoother gravy, use a whisk to break up any clumps of flour.
  4. Sausage Gravy is best served fresh, but it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat gently before serving.

How To Grow Gluten-Free Sausage And Gravy

If you are gluten-free, you can still enjoy delicious sausage gravy! Just substitute the flour for a gluten-free flour blend and use a gluten-free sausage.

What To Do With Leftover Sausage Gravy

If you have any sausage gravy left over, there are plenty of ways to use it up!

Add it to scrambled eggs for a delicious breakfast.

Pour it over roasted vegetables for an easy weekday supper.

Use it as a dipping sauce for fried chicken strips.

Spoon it over waffles or pancakes for a decadent treat.

sausage gravy and biscuits

The Bottom Line

Whether you’re serving it over biscuits or waffles, sausage gravy is a delicious and easy recipe that everyone will love! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this Southern classic on the table in no time. Give it a try today!

More Fantastic Recipes Using Sausage:

The Best Instant Pot Gumbo Recipe With Sausage And Shrimp: This gumbo recipe is full of flavor and so easy to make in the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Sausage And Tortellini Soup: This soup recipe is hearty, filling, and so easy to make!

Spicy Black Eyed Peas With Sausage: This sausage recipe is hearty, flavorful, and perfect for a winter meal!

Instant Pot Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice: This is a delicious and easy Instant Pot recipe that the whole family will love!

So there you go plenty of recipes to test out and enjoy. I hope you have as much fun making them as you will eating them :). Happy Cooking!

Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

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

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

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

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.

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.

Allow your sausage gravy to thicken.

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