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Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

This is an old Southern biscuits and gravy recipe that I've adapted. Homemade sausage gravy is a classic, hearty breakfast that takes you on a trip to the South every time it's served. —Sue Baker, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/3 cups whole milk
  • Warm biscuits

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 3-5 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Add butter and heat until melted. Add the flour, salt and pepper; cook and stir until blended. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with biscuits.

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Tips

What can I add to sausage gravy?

To add more flavor to your gravy, consider stirring in some fresh herbs like chopped thyme or parsley (learn how to grow fresh herbs!).

How can I thicken gravy without flour?

Cornstarch and arrowroot are gluten-free thickening agents you can try. They’ll also keep your sauce clear and cloud-free. You’ll need about 1 tablespoon for every cup of liquid in the recipe. To use, mix the agent with equal parts water to create a slurry and pour it into the pot. Whisk continuously over high heat until the agent is well incorporated and the sauce starts to thicken.

Can I reheat sausage gravy?

Yes, you can reheat sausage gravy. The trick to reheating gravy is to start it at a low temperature, and then whisk vigorously once it comes to a boil to mix the ingredients back together.

Can I make this recipe without milk?

You can make this breakfast recipe without milk. Try substituting the whole milk with heavy cream or skim milk. Do keep in mind that using a milk alternative may thin out your gravy.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 337 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.