Simple Sausage Gravy

Simple Sausage Gravy is perfect to serve over toast, biscuits, potatoes, and more! You’ll love this versatile and quick gravy!

Homemade sausage gravy in a pot with a wooden spoon

Sausage gravy and homemade biscuits is one of those breakfasts generally reserved for really special occasions: Christmas morning, New Years Day, the third Saturday of the month. You know, really special occasions. We’re in love with this simple sausage gravy because of how easy it is to make, and how warm and soothing it is, especially on a crisp morning.

You have a lot of sausage options when it comes to sausage gravy, and we prefer ground sausage. Use country style ground sausage for a plain option, or flavor things up with something like maple and sage ground sausage or a spicy Italian ground sausage. Pick a flavor that sounds good to you. If you live in an area where you can only find sausage in casings, you can slice up your sausage and have large pieces, or depending on the sausage, you might be able to remove it from the casing to have ground sausage. There is really no wrong way to enjoy sausage gravy.

  • Can I make sausage gravy the night before? How long will it last?

    Sometimes waking up in the morning and making breakfast is the last thing a person wants to do. To make your morning go smoother, you can make this recipe the night before and then just heat it up in the morning with out loosing any of its flavor. Sausage gravy can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Sausage gravy can also be frozen in airtight heavy-duty freezer bags for up to 1 month.

  • How Can I make my sausage gravy gluten free?

    This recipe uses 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour as the thickening agent. You can also thicken sausage gravy using 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in place of the flour for a gluten free option.

  • What should I serve sausage gravy on?

    Sausage gravy is most commonly served over biscuits. You can also serve it over toast or potatoes. It goes really well over hash browns or fried potatoes for a great grain-free option.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious breakfast recipes:

sausage gravy on top of biscuits

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Sausage gravy over biscuits with cracked pepper on top

Simple Sausage Gravy is perfect to serve over toast, biscuits, potatoes, and more! You’ll love this versatile and quick gravy!

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in ground sausage. Use a spatula to break up the sausage into small pieces and cook until sausage is browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.

  • Stir in all purpose flour until no white powder remains.

  • Slowly add in milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot over toast or biscuits.

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 522mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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