How to Make Sausage Gravy

By LeafTV Editor

Good old-fashioned sausage gravy is a Southern favorite. Easy to prepare, sausage gravy is typically served over biscuits and eaten for breakfast. So, skip the pre-packaged gravy mixes and try your hand at making this tasty sausage gravy from scratch.

Biscuits, sausage and gravy
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How To Make Sausage Gravy


Cook a package of sausage in a heavy skillet, frying until it's well done and crumbled. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon or spatula and set aside for later. Sausage can be either mild or spicy.

Drain the excess grease from the pan, leaving about 3 tablespoons in the skillet. If you leave all of the grease in the pan from a pound of sausage, it will be too greasy.

Stir about 3 tablespoons of flour into the grease and cook over medium heat until browned. Stir the roux constantly for about 5 minutes or until it turns golden brown.

Add about 1 cup of regular milk and keep stirring constantly. Continue to add milk until the gravy is the desired thickness.

Put the sausage back into the skillet when the gravy is thickened and starts to bubble.

Season with salt and pepper. For an extra hot kick, add a dash of Cayenne pepper to taste. Add just a little at a time to avoid making it too hot.

Serve over fresh baked biscuits or mashed potatoes.


  • Try different types of sausage, such as sage sausage, for a different flavor.