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Simple Sausage Gravy is perfect to serve over toast, biscuits, potatoes, and more! You’ll love this versatile and quick gravy!

Homemade sausage gravy in a pot with a wooden spoon

Sausage gravy and homemade biscuits is one of those breakfasts generally reserved for really special occasions: Christmas morning, New Years Day, the third Saturday of the month. You know, really special occasions. We’re in love with this simple sausage gravy because of how easy it is to make, and how warm and soothing it is, especially on a crisp morning.

You have a lot of sausage options when it comes to sausage gravy, and we prefer ground sausage. Use country style ground sausage for a plain option, or flavor things up with something like maple and sage ground sausage or a spicy Italian ground sausage. Pick a flavor that sounds good to you. If you live in an area where you can only find sausage in casings, you can slice up your sausage and have large pieces, or depending on the sausage, you might be able to remove it from the casing to have ground sausage. There is really no wrong way to enjoy sausage gravy.

  • Can I make sausage gravy the night before? How long will it last?

    Sometimes waking up in the morning and making breakfast is the last thing a person wants to do. To make your morning go smoother, you can make this recipe the night before and then just heat it up in the morning with out loosing any of its flavor. Sausage gravy can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Sausage gravy can also be frozen in airtight heavy-duty freezer bags for up to 1 month.

  • How Can I make my sausage gravy gluten free?

    This recipe uses 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour as the thickening agent. You can also thicken sausage gravy using 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in place of the flour for a gluten free option.

  • What should I serve sausage gravy on?

    Sausage gravy is most commonly served over biscuits. You can also serve it over toast or potatoes. It goes really well over hash browns or fried potatoes for a great grain-free option.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious breakfast recipes:

sausage gravy on top of biscuits

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Sausage gravy over biscuits with cracked pepper on top
Simple Sausage Gravy is perfect to serve over toast, biscuits, potatoes, and more! You'll love this versatile and quick gravy!
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in ground sausage. Use a spatula to break up the sausage into small pieces and cook until sausage is browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  • Stir in all purpose flour until no white powder remains.
  • Slowly add in milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot over toast or biscuits.


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 522mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sausage Gravy

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5 stars
Just a tip that’s worked over &’over for me is to heat the milk somewhat in a pourable pitcher or microwaveable dish before you pour it in the hot sausage/flour mixture. Smooth as silk if you stir continuously while pouring & cooking until ready to serve.


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My mother made this for my brothers and sisters and I (8 kids!!) and called it “favorite gravy”! (She made it with hamburg) She made up names for lots of food we ate.


4 stars
Very solid recipe. This was my first time to make home made gravy and it turned out great. I added Italian seasoning and sage, as well, for a more fuller taste.


4 stars
Great recipe I substitute milk with can milk/water much creamer I add the flour and brown it steering it constantly when brown i added can milk. try it you won’t want to go back to regular milk..

william starliper

I’ve travelled all over the United States when i was driving truck and this has got to be the absolute best sausage gravy i have ever had and so simple . It’s these kind off things that make America a great place to live. That’s for sharing all of your recipes, i love your site and your food . Keep up the good work. And thank you again


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Love your site. Always good recipes. Kerp sm coming.ME


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I love making this gravy!! I use Jimmy Deans Sage sausage. And before I add the flour, I add 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter to the cooked sausage and let it cook down for a minute before adding the flour. Deeeeeelish


I like using jimmy Dean’s sage sausage, & warmed up half&half. However the original is perfect.

This is how I make it. It is the best served over hash browns my family says.


5 stars
Very good! I used ground turkey sausage. I seasoned my meat instead of the gravy afterwards. I used some honey butter biscuits that but I think I would prefer toast or non sweet biscuits.

I have a dairy allergy, I use organic chicken broth. My soninlaw says it’s the
best, he has ever had!


Trader Joe’s sells a great milk alternative: Almond, Macademia, Cashew milk. I have used it and it’s good. I have a dairy allergy as well.

Diane Boyd

This recipe needs sage. I would add about a tablespoon. Try it!! You’ll love it!


If you use 1 cup milk and 2 cups water instead of all milk it will be less sweet‼️ My Mom taught me that years ago‼️❤️

Anita Pendleton

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This is a great recipe just the way it’s written. I did add about 1/2 teaspoon of sage to the sausage when cooking it to bring out the sausage flavor, and stirred in about 1/2 tablespoon of butter at the end before serving. It took the gravy to whole new level!

Caryol kobetsky

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I absolutely love your recipe shows!! I cant wait to make the sausage gravy! Keep the recipes coming! A daily go to page for sure!😃

Rebecca Hasselbach

I add a tablespoon or 2 of very strong coffee. I like the color that it gives the gravy and I like the subtle flavor it adds.

Laurie Kennedy

I use a little Worcestershire sauce on my gravy and actually mix the flour and milk together first and shake till no lumps then add to sausage and cook till thickened. So so good.

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