by Sara Lilian



This recipe combines sausage, flour and milk and is served with cooked biscuits, giving you an excellent treat. This amazing recipe is a must-have any time!

This recipe for sausage gravy poured over biscuits is incredibly simple and delicious, and your family will be begging you to make it again and again. This recipe makes a filling breakfast that can be enjoyed at any time of year or on any day of the week. To complete a hearty lunch, serve with a side of eggs or maybe a salad.

There are many recipes that I can describe as personal and family favorites, but this here stands as close to the top as ever. The first time I ever made it, it was an instant hit with my kids and husband, and we haven’t looked back ever since. I occasionally make this to gift my colleagues at work, and you guessed it, I steal the spotlight with this recipe whenever we have potlucks.

This is a true Southern biscuit and gravy recipe. That does not, however, imply that it is difficult to prepare. A filling Southern-style gravy is one for the ages. The biscuits are ideal for soaking up gravy because they are flaky, moist, and delicious.

You can substitute chicken, turkey, or even beef for the sausage if you don’t like it. However, you won’t be able to make authentic Southern biscuit gravy at that point.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12 servings.

What you’ll need

1-pound breakfast sausage, hot

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

3 to 4 cups whole milk, more to taste

½ teaspoon seasoned salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, more to taste

12 cooked biscuits, warmed, for serving

How to make it

Step 1:

Use your fingers to tear small pieces of sausage and add them in a single layer in a skillet.

Step 2:

Allow the sausage to turn brown over medium-high heat until they are no longer pink. Reduce the heat to low-medium and sprinkle half the flour over the sausage. Stir in a way that the flour is all soaked, and then add more gradually. Stir and leave it to cook for another minute before pouring milk, then stir after.

Step 3:

Allow the gravy to cook, and stir constantly for about 10 to 12 minutes until it thickens. Then sprinkle the seasoned salt and pepper, and continue to cook until it gets very thick.

Step 4:

Use a spoon to put the sausage gravy on the warm biscuits and serve immediately.


The gravy can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. Biscuits can be made ahead of time as well. Then simply reheat the food before serving.

If you don’t want to use flour, you can use cornstarch or arrowroot to thicken the gravy instead.

As a milk alternative, heavy cream or skim milk could be used. If you use a non-dairy milk substitute, the gravy will be thinner and less delicious.

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