With just a few ingredients this Homemade Sausage Gravy comes together in minutes. Rich, creamy, and savory, homemade gravy is ideal for topping your favorite biscuits for Biscuits and Gravy – the ultimate comfort food.
Homemade Sausage Gravy Recipe (Biscuits & Gravy)
With the cooler weather upon us, it’s time to switch gears a little and focus more on some comfort foods. In my book, biscuits & gravy are the perfect way to add a little comfort to your meal. Sausage gravy and biscuits just scream comfort, wouldn’t you agree?
The Best Sausage Gravy Recipe
If this is your first time making gravy, you’ll be surprised at how simple great sausage gravy is to prepare. You may even want to make extra next time you make it and keep a container of this southern sausage gravy in the fridge to use over meatloaf or pork chops. Believe me, it’s not just for warm biscuits.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNTRY GRAVY AND WHITE GRAVY?
This depends on where you live. Country gravy and white gravy can mean the same thing. But for some, “country gravy” means the roux uses bacon or sausage grease as well as butter. So, what country style is made of all depends on where you grew up and who was doing the cooking!
I use my recipe for White Country Gravy as the base for this Sausage Gravy recipe.
sausage gravy for biscuits
I know the many different types of gravy can get a bit confusing. Country gravy, also known as white gravy and sawmill gravy is used in Southern cooking and has butter in it which is used to enhance the flavor. Sausage gravy mostly uses the fat from the cooked sausage to add flavor.
Ingredients for this sausage with gravy recipe
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- Pork sausage – Ground pork sausage gives this gravy its meaty flavor.
- Butter – Salted or unsalted butter adds a creaminess to the gravy.
- All-purpose flour – White all-purpose flour helps thicken the gravy. For gluten-free gravy use gluten-free flour.
- Whole milk – Whole milk gives the gravy its smooth texture. You can use low-fat or skim milk but your gravy won’t be as rich.
- Salt and black pepper – Add salt and pepper to taste.
How to make sausage gravy
This recipe is quick and easy to prepare with just a few simple ingredients.
First: In a large skillet over medium-high heat brown the sausage until no longer pink but golden brown.
Second: Add the butter to the skillet and stir until melted.
Third: Sprinkle flour over the sausage and stir for a couple of minutes as the flour is completely soaked in.
Fourth: Whisk the milk into the sausage mixture until smooth.
Fifth: Stir in the salt and pepper adjusting to your taste.
Serve hot over homemade biscuits.
Leftover homemade sausage gravy will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Allow gravy to come to room temperature before placing it in the fridge. You can freeze gravy for up to 4 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and then use how you wish.
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FAQs about easy sausage gravy
What makes sausage gravy taste better? If you are looking to enhance the flavor of your sausage gravy, you can sautee some mushrooms and onions and add them to the gravy.
Why does my sausage gravy have no flavor? If your sausage gravy has no flavor it could be because your flour did not brown. The flour needs to be nicely browned for the ultimate flavor. You can adjust the flavor of the sausage gravy by adding more salt and pepper or other seasonings.
What can I add to canned sausage gravy to make it better? To enhance the flavor you can saute some onions, leeks, or mushrooms and it to the gravy. You could then puree it in an immersion blender so it’s thick and smooth.
Are Pork Sausage and Ground Pork the same? Ground pork is used to make pork sausage but pork breakfast sausage is seasoned with spices. You can find it in links, sausage patties, or ground at the supermarket, I buy Jimmy Dean or Bob Evans, or you could make your own homemade.
Remember that when it comes to making substitutions in recipes, you don’t need to be afraid to get creative and use ingredients that suit your personal taste and dietary preferences. Make it your own!
Instead of whole milk, you can use half and half.
Try a different type of sausage instead of pork sausage; Italian sausage or spicy sausage would both work well.
Tips & Tricks
- Make your own Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits to serve your sausage gravy with. Or make things a little cheesier and serve it over these Cheesy Cornbread Drop Biscuits.
Add a touch of red pepper flakes or hot sauce for a touch of spice.
Sprinkle in some fresh herbs like rosemary or sage.
Stir in a touch of garlic powder or seasoned salt for an even more flavorful country gravy.
More Delicious Gravy Recipes to Love
- Chicken Fried Steak & White Gravy (pictured above)
- Canadian Poutine
- Homemade Au Jus (no dripping needed)
If you’re looking to add another level of comfort to your meals this season, this easy sausage gravy is a must. Smooth, creamy, and loaded with flavor it’s bound to enhance any dish you serve it with.
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat brown the sausage until no longer pink.
- Next, add the butter to the skillet and stir until melted.
- Sprinkle the flour over the sausage and stir for a couple of minutes as the flour is completely soaked in.
- Whisk the milk into the sausage mixture until smooth.
- Stir in the salt and pepper adjusting to your taste.
- Serve hot over biscuits.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 571Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1841mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 28g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.