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Southern Sausage Gravy

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Southern Sausage Gravy —browned breakfast sausage crumbled in a rich spicy homemade white gravy seasoned to perfection.

a skillet with sausage gravy in front of biscuits

Southern Sausage Gravy is a southern dish of cooked pork breakfast sausage in a quick milk-based gravy made in the same pot. It’s typically seasoned with black pepper and paprika depending on preference. I add a little chili powder and cayenne to mine but you can leave it out if you can’t eat spice.

Serving suggestions

flaky biscuits next to southern sausage gravy

Southern Sausage Gravy spooned over a couple of Classic Southern Flaky Biscuits is the ultimate southern comfort breakfast meal. Make a full down-home spread with Buttered GritsCheesy Scrambled Eggs, and Home Fries.

What you need to make sausage and gravy

meat, milk, flour, butter, and spices on a tray

Breakfast sausage roll
Whole milk
Butter
Flour
Spices
Salt
Cast-iron skillet
Whisk

Sausage gravy required very little ingredients to make a big taste. Choose a brand of sausage that’s not too fatty. Very fatty sausage will render little meat in the end and will make the gravy very greasy even after draining. Try Bob Evans or Jimmy Deans sausage rolls.

Instructions

browning sausage in a skillet

Cook the breakfast sausage in a skillet over medium heat using a spatula to break us the meat as it cooks. If the meat is very fatty, drain most of the excess fat retaining 1-2 tablespoons.

adding flour to make a roux

Make a hole in the center of the pan and place the butter there to melt. Follow with the flour and whisk into a paste or roux.

pouring milk in with the sausage

Gradually pour in the milk while whisky to dissolve the roux.

adding spices to the pot

Let the gravy thicken slightly before seasoning with salt, pepper, and chili spices.

sausage gravy on flaky biscuits

Remove the pan from the heat. Serve the gravy immediately over biscuits or bread.

Store leftovers

This gravy will freeze nicely in a freezer safe bag. Simply pour completely cooled gravy into a quart freezer bag. Seal the bag, removing excess air. Lay the bag flat and place in the freezer. You can us a baking sheet to keep the packet flat while freezing. It will last for 2 months.

How to reheat gravy

To reheat, defrost the gravy before placing it in a skillet over medium-low heat. Whisk consistently and adjust the heat as needed to avoid scorching.

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sausage gravy on flaky biscuits
5 from 5 votes

Southern Sausage Gravy

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Southern Sausage Gravy—browned breakfast sausage crumbled in a rich spicy homemade white gravy.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 3 c milk
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Cook the breakfast sausage in a skillet over medium heat using a spatula to break us the meat as it cooks. If the meat is very fatty, drain most of the excess fat retaining 1-2 tablespoons.
  • Make a hole in the center of the pan and place the butter there to melt. Follow with the flour and whisk into a paste or roux.
  • Gradually pour in the milk while whisky to dissolve the roux. Let the gravy thicken slightly before seasoning with salt, pepper, and chili spices. Remove the pan from the heat. Serve the gravy immediately over biscuits or bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: gravy, sausage
Servings: 8
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Ty

7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, such a lovely gravy recipe. I love spicy flavors in this. I can’t wait to give this a try. My family will like this, I’m sure.

  2. 5 stars
    This was my first time trying sausage gravy and I was so happy I did! It was so delicious and made the perfect brunch dish (served with biscuits). So comforting and will be making soon again!

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