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Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

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This country biscuits and sausage gravy recipe is a southern staple featuring creamy gravy and fluffy biscuits that are the ultimate in comfort food.
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  1. Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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My southern friends know that this country biscuits and sausage gravy recipe is one of the best recipes to enjoy for a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Fluffy, buttery, homestyle biscuits paired with a mouthwatering gravy made from milk and sausage will have everyone asking for seconds.

For other great southern recipes, try our chicken and dumplings and our delicious cornbread.

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Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Ingredients

You’ll need:

  • biscuits (canned, frozen, or homemade)
  • 1 pound uncooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  • chives, garnish

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

SAUSAGE: You can grab regular, sweet, spicy, or whatever your heart desires for this easy gravy recipe.

MEAT: To make this meal even heartier, you can use two pounds of meat instead of one. You could mix a pound of sweet and a pound of spicy instead if you like.

BISCUITS: Canned biscuits make this recipe super easy but if you prefer to use homemade biscuits in this recipe, they would be just as delicious.

How To Make This Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

When making your buttermilk biscuits, don’t forget to brush the tops of each biscuit with a little bit of buttermilk. This will help them turn a nice golden brown.

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven and bake biscuits according to the package directions or homemade recipe.

PRO TIP:

You can cook the ground sausage ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to use it in your recipe.

STEP TWO: In a large skillet, break up the ground sausage into small pieces.

sausage broken up in a skillet

STEP THREE: Sprinkle with a teaspoon of black pepper and cook until brown.

beef cooked in a skillet and topped with pepper

STEP FOUR: Reduce the heat and sprinkle flour over the cooked sausage; stir to coat well.

flour sprinkled on top of beef in a skillet

STEP FIVE: Slowly pour in the whole milk and stir until thick.

whole milk poured into the meat mixture in the skillet

STEP SIX: Remove from heat. Then sprinkle in red pepper flakes and mix.

sausage gravy spooned over the biscuits on a plate

STEP SEVEN: Spoon the white sausage gravy over your fresh from the oven warm biscuits and then top with chives or more red pepper flakes if desired.

How To Serve

The whole family will gobble up this amazing southern sausage gravy served over hot biscuits. Add eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit for a full and filling meal. Enjoy this tasty recipe for breakfast or breakfast for dinner.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store your country sausage gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze your easy sausage gravy in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that freezing the gravy may change the texture a little. Also, you could crumble your sausage, cook it, and then freeze that. Then prepare your gravy using the frozen sausage later.

close up shot of a skillet full of sausage gravy

One reason I love biscuits and homemade sausage gravy so much is that I almost always have these staples inside my cupboards, making it a simple go-to meal that has a ton of flavor at the end of a busy day — or the start of one.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use a different type of sausage instead of breakfast sausage?

Italian sausage, either mild or spicy, or turkey sausage would be fantastic choices in place of the breakfast sausage.

Can I use homemade buttermilk biscuits in this easy recipe?

If you have a preferred homemade biscuit recipe, you can certainly use it for this easy breakfast dish.

Can I freeze leftover sausage gravy?

It is best to make the gravy fresh as freezing will change the texture slightly. That being said, you can freeze the gravy for up to three months if you want. As an alternative, you can cook the sausage and freeze it for later use.

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Country Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

5 from 6 votes
This country biscuits and sausage gravy recipe is a southern staple featuring creamy gravy and fluffy biscuits that are the ultimate in comfort food.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • biscuits (canned, frozen, or homemade)
  • 1 pound uncooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  • chives, garnish

Instructions
 

  • Bake biscuits according to package directions.
  • In a large skillet, break up the ground sausage.
  • Sprinkle with a teaspoon of pepper and cook until brown.
  • Reduce heat and sprinkle flour over sausage; stir to coat.
  • Slowly pour in whole milk and stir until thick.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle red pepper flakes and chives over top.
  • Spoon the white sausage gravy over warm biscuits and then top with chives or more red pepper flakes if desired.

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Notes

  • You can cook the ground sausage ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to use it in your recipe.
  • When making your buttermilk biscuits, don’t forget to brush the tops of each biscuit with a little bit of buttermilk. This will help them turn a nice golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 382IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Sue says

    Instead of whole milk I use a can of Carnations evaporated milk and 2can of water. My mother in law showed me this years ago and she is from the south

  2. Treena says

    5 stars
    Super simple to make and so tasty! Made mine with spicy sausage and added a little extra red pepper flakes to give it a kick,

  3. Laura says

    5 stars
    Yet another one of your DELICIOUS recipes has made it to my “Favorites” board! Stephanie, in over 45 years of cooking, I’ve never made these. Your recipe and instructions were spot on. My husband agreed that we never have to go out for biscuits and gravy again! Thank you for helping me be a kitchen rock star!