Southern Sausage Gravy

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Southern Sausage Gravy is breakfast comfort food like no other. Breakfast sausage is used a base for a creamy, country sausage that is best served over biscuits but also delicious with grits.


Southern Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits is one of the most loved southern breakfasts. A hearty, stick to your bones breakfast that’s best eaten before a long day of physical activity.

As I discussed in this post for Flying Biscuits, I don’t have much of a knack for making biscuits, although I’ve gotten much better over the years. Every now and then I make a batch that I’m really proud of.

Easy Southern Sausage Garvy



But southern sausage gravy? It’s an easy, full-proof recipe. And it’s so thick, creamy, and full of flavor. It can even cover up substandard biscuits.


  • You can use either regular, hot, or sage-flavored ground brakfast sausage. If you use sage-flavored, do not add any additional sage.
  • This recipe makes a thick gravy and it tends to thicken even more as it sits. If you want it a little thinner, just add in some extra milk.
  • To make Southern Sausage Gravy even richer, sub 1/2 cup of cream for the milk.

If you’rea huge fan of sausage gravy, try these amazing Sausage Gravy Stuffed Biscuits!

Southern Sausage Garvy is rich and creamy
Serve Sausage Gray with one of these awesome biscuit recipes:

Southern Sausage Gravy

Southern Sausage Gravy

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
A thick and creamy gravy loaded with sausage. Serve over homemade biscuits for a hearty, southern breakfast.
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  • 1 pound ground breahfast sausage
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of nutmeg


  • Brown sausage in a large skillet, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring it into the sausage.
  • Add sage and slowly whisk in milk. Simmer for several minutes.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.


If he gravy is too thick for your liking, add a little extra milk.


21 thoughts on “Southern Sausage Gravy

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  2. This was GREAT! I just made it this morning and we loved it. Adding the sage was the difference! I can’t wait to try your grit recipes and all the other recipes too! So glad I found this site! Kathy

  3. Delicious! My husband couldn’t stop eating it! He even had to lick the spoon. I even made biscuits with White Lily flour.

  4. My four year old threw it up and shouted β€œnever feed this to me again!”. My three year old just at the biscuits with jam and hubby loved it – had his with grits and hot sauce. We are Bermudian so not used to this sort of breakfast at all. I liked the flavor though.

  5. YUM YUM,,,, all your recipes are always great,,your making me fat,,,fix the If the gravy is to thick add milk… for got the (the only says he,,,) lol


  6. The recipe looks pretty correct. I am still looking for the spicy part, and thanks for the clarification regarding the use of sage in sausage that already has it. I’ll add some cayenne pepper to it as well as a bit more nutmeg

  7. I am in love with your site, I feel like a kid in a candy shop because you have so many wonderful recipes I can’t wait to try. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

  8. I’ve been meaning to make biscuits and gravy at home for a long time now but just haven’t gotten around to it. This is making me so hungry!!

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