How to Make Sausage Gravy

The process of making old fashioned sausage gravy is not complicated. All you need is a few ingredients, some time, and a cast iron skillet to make the perfect homemade sausage gravy.

Homemade country sausage gravy with flaky buttermilk biscuits is the ultimate hearty breakfast recipe made from scratch.

One of the easiest country-style recipes you can make at home, it is sure to become a family favorite!

With simple step by steps instructions, you can learn how to make this quick and easy creamy sausage gravy with heavy cream in a cast-iron skillet.

Made with a few simple ingredients, you will have the best homemade old-fashioned creamy sausage gravy!

Biscuits and Gravy with Heavy Cream
Best Country Sausage Gravy

Why you Will Love This Recipe

Favorite Comfort Foods: A simple family breakfast served with good biscuits or an easy dinner recipe, homemade gravy is always a comfort food!

Simple Ingredients: Cooked ground sausage, flour, and heavy cream are the main ingredients in this simple recipe.

Add a little salt and pepper and make easy sausage gravy!

Quick and Simple: This homemade country sausage will be ready to serve with just a little time!

Don’t be surprised if this becomes your husband’s favorite breakfast recipe!

Sausage Gravy with Heavy Cream

From Scratch Homemade Country Sausage Gravy

Flaky buttermilk biscuits smothered in homemade country sausage gravy is a delicious breakfast recipe.

My mother made biscuits and gravy every week when I was a child. It was the best breakfast comfort food!

When I shared my buttermilk biscuit recipe, I knew I had to share how to make country sausage gravy.

However, I have always made mine from scratch without ever having a recipe card.

So, when I made the recipe for our family breakfast, I jotted down all the measurements to share.

Old Fashioned Sausage Gravy

Easy Homemade Country Sausage Gravy

Have you ever ordered sausage gravy from a restaurant? You may already realize that not all of them are the same if you have.

Some are thick, others are thin, and sometimes it just doesn’t have a great flavor.

You can learn how to make the best sausage gravy recipe with just a few simple ingredients.

This recipe is straightforward and quick to make.

It takes very few ingredients, but I always suggest using the highest quality ingredients you can afford.

This recipe uses pork sausage, all-purpose flour, heavy cream, salt, and black pepper.

Sausage Gravy Heavy Cream

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Ingredients You Need

  • Ground Pork Sausage: For the best sausage gravy recipe, I recommend purchasing from a local farmer or an organic brand made with all-natural ingredients.
  • All Purpose Flour: This is what binds to the sausage and thickens the gravy.
  • Heavy Cream or Whole Milk: For the best rich and creamy texture, I suggest using heavy cream. Whole milk can be substituted for heavy cream.
  • Salt and Pepper: How much you add will depend upon your preferred taste. I suggest sampling the gravy and then add more salt and pepper as needed.
Homemade Sausage Gravy

How to Make Homemade Sausage Gravy Recipe

For the first step, make my favorite flaky biscuits recipe.

While the homemade biscuits are baking, start making the old-fashioned sausage gravy.

Step 1: Cook the Sausage

Over medium-high heat, cook sausage in a large skillet until it is brown.

Use a spatula to break up the sausage until it is crumbled. Do not discard the grease.

Step 2: Add Flour

On low heat, sprinkle flour over the top of the sausage.

Stir and allow the flour to cook for a few minutes while absorbing the sausage grease and pan drippings.

Step 3: Add Heavy Cream or Milk

Add the heavy cream or milk to the sausage/flour mixture. As the milk or cream heats up, the sausage will thicken.

Add salt and pepper to your desired taste. Then, continue to stir, over low heat, until the gravy thickens.

How much cream or whole milk you add will determine if your gravy is thick or thin.

The less cream or milk, the thicker the gravy.

If you want the gravy thinner, add a little more cream or milk at a time until you achieve your perfect style of gravy.

Step 4: Serve

Split hot biscuits in half or crumble them onto a plate, then top generously with sausage gravy.

Add more salt and pepper, if needed.

Country Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Tips for Making the Best Old Fashioned Sausage Gravy

  • For this recipe, you can use heavy cream, milk, or a combination of both. I personally love using heavy cream.
  • Start with the smallest recommendation for cream/milk to add to the gravy. If you like thick gravy, you will use less; if you want thinner gravy, you will add more cream or milk.
  • Keep the gravy warm. One advantage of using a cast iron skillet is that it holds heat longer than a regular skillet. Gravy is creamed-based, so the longer it is allowed to cool, the thicker it will become.

What to Serve with Homemade Sausage Gravy

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Homemade Country Sausage Gravy

Country Sausage Gravy

Homemade country sausage gravy with flaky buttermilk biscuits
is the ultimate breakfast dish made from scratch. An easy recipe, this
sausage gravy is cooked in a cast iron skillet with sausage, flour and
heavy cream. Add a little salt and pepper, and you have the best
homemade delicious sausage gravy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3-4 cups heavy cream or whole milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

    In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until it is brown. Use a spatula to break up the sausage until it is crumbled. Do not discard the grease.

    On low heat, sprinkle the flour over the top of the sausage. Stir and allow the flour to cook for a few minutes while it absorbs the sausage grease.

    Add the heavy cream or milk to the sausage/flour mixture. As the milk or cream heats up, the sausage will thicken. Add salt and pepper to your desired taste. Then, continue to stir, over low heat, until the gravy thickens.

    How much cream or milk you add, will determine if your gravy is thick or thin. The less cream or milk, the thicker the gravy. If you want the gravy thinner, add a little more cream or milk at a time until you achieve your perfect style of gravy.

    Split your biscuit in half or crumble onto a plate, then top generously with sausage gravy. Add more salt and pepper, if needed.

Notes

  • You can use heavy cream, milk, or a combination of both for this recipe. I personally love using heavy cream.
  • Start with the smallest recommendation for cream/milk to add to the gravy. If you like thick gravy you will use less, if you want thinner gravy, you will add more cream or milk.
  • Keep the gravy warm. This is one advantage to using a cast iron skillet as it holds heat longer than a
    regular skillet. Gravy is creamed based, so the longer it is allowed to cool, the thicker it will become.

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5 thoughts on “How to Make Sausage Gravy”

  1. So I forgot to do my sourdough starter last night (day 3). Will it be okay to do it this morning, wait til tonight or start over?

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  2. Good morning! I love your recipe for sausage gravy!
    I’ve made it before using heavy cream, it was so delicious! I used regular milk today and it was also very good.
    I prefer the heavy cream, gives a sweetness taste:)
    Wonderful Southern ( because I live in Plano,Texas);)❤️
    hearty breakfast

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  3. The heat retention was so great in the cast iron pan was so great that it continued to cook and thicken my gravy. I was remiss in following the direction to cook over low

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