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he Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy!!!


This is a really easy and super delicious recipe for sausage gravy poured over biscuits that will have your family begging you to make this again and again. This recipe makes a hearty breakfast that is perfect any time of the year or any day of the week. Serve with a side of eggs or even a salad to round-out a filling lunch.

Late Saturday afternoon, after Marlboro Man had returned home with the soccer-playing girls, and I had returned home with the soccer-playing boys, and after our three bottle calves were given their bottles and I washed the last dirty dish in the mountain of dishes I’d left piled in the sink when I left the house Saturday morning, I decided to make biscuits and sausage gravy.

Sausage gravy is hands down, one of the best comfort food recipes to make over and over again! It’s a welcome kick-off to any weekend morning, as much as it pleases for a special occasion like Christmas brunch. Serve it over warm drop biscuits, top it with a fried or poached egg, or drizzle it over sausage breakfast casserole. It makes any breakfast dish that much more crave-worthy!

What is the difference between sausage gravy and country gravy?

Sausage gravy and country gravy are very similar milk-based gravies, thickened with a flour-based roux, and loaded with black pepper. The main difference is that country gravy does not have sausage. Country gravy uses butter to make its roux, while sausage gravy uses the rendered fat from the meat, cooked with flour, to thicken the gravy. Check out Ree Drummond’s recipe for country gravy which she serves alongside chicken fried steak.


1-pound breakfast sausage, hot or mild
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 to 4 cups whole milk, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
12 cooked biscuits, warmed, for serving

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With your finger tear small pieces of sausage and add them in a single layer to a large heavy skillet. Brown the sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle on half the flour and stir so that the sausage soaks it all up, then add more little by little. Stir it around and cook it for another minute or so, then pour in the milk, stirring constantly.

Cook the gravy, stirring frequently until it thickens (this may take a good 10 to 12 minutes). Sprinkle in the seasoned salt and pepper and continue cooking until very thick and luscious. If it gets too thick too soon, just splash in another 1/2 cup of milk or more if needed. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Spoon the sausage gravy over warm biscuits and serve immediately. This recipe can be easily doubled to serve 24.

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