Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

15 mins
Vadim Rachok
07.12.2023
16.04.2024
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This breakfast dish happens to be one of my all-time favorites. I love it so much that I wish I could have it every day, but unfortunately, that’s not the case. It’s a dish that my family, originally from Indiana, used to make quite often when I was young. In fact, it was a staple breakfast item in our household. However, my mom gradually stopped making it as often because she thought it wasn’t the healthiest option out there.

Biscuits and Gravy hold a special place in my heart as a nostalgic breakfast that carries the warmth of family traditions. Growing up in Indiana, this dish was a beloved staple, and every bite is a journey back to lazy weekend mornings with loved ones. The crispy, fluffy biscuits paired with the rich, savory sausage gravy create a symphony of flavors and textures that's simply irresistible. While it might not be an everyday indulgence, it's a timeless treat that never fails to bring back fond memories.

Delicious Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe

Despite its lack of nutritional value, this dish is incredibly tasty and satisfying. The combination of flavors and textures is simply irresistible. When you take a bite, you’re met with a delightful crunch from the crispy edges, followed by a soft and fluffy center. And the flavor…oh, the flavor! It’s a harmonious blend of sweet and savory that just melts in your mouth.

Even though I don’t get to have it as often as I’d like, it’s still a special treat whenever I do. Whenever I have it, it reminds me of my childhood and brings back fond memories of lazy weekend mornings spent with my family.

The traditional sausage sauce is made from crumbled breakfast sausage that is cooked in a pan. In the same pan, with the sausage and the fat still present, a roux is made from a combination of flour and milk, which is gradually thickened to form a gravy. Salt, pepper, and occasionally herbs and spices are typically added to the gravy. Although it is delicious on its own, sausage gravy is most often poured over biscuits or grits as a hearty and delicious breakfast dish in the South.

Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits step by step

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Super easy to make – both novice and expert chefs will have fun and success with this recipe!
  • Done in less than 15 minutes
  • It’s a satisfying, filling, savory breakfast.
  • You’ll never find sausage gravy that tastes as good as it does on the shelf, or even at your favorite breakfast spot.

How to Make Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

You will find a detailed list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let’s review the basics:

Biscuits and Gravy Ingredients

These are the five ingredients needed for the top-rated biscuits and gravy recipe:

  • Biscuits: This simple recipe calls for biscuits that are refrigerated. If you want to go the homemade route, you can also try Basic Biscuits.
  • Sausage: One package of pork sausage is all you’ll need.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour will act as a thickening agent.
  • Milk: Milk adds richness and blends with the flour for the perfect texture.
  • Seasonings: Salt and pepper are all you need to season the sauce.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits recipe

How to Make Biscuits and Sausage Gravy?

When you make homemade biscuits and gravy, expect a tasty meal. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, prepare the biscuits.
  2. Next, cook the sausage. Add the flour, stir in the milk, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking for two minutes.
  4. Finally, season to taste. Enjoy!

How to Serve Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

After the biscuits have cooled down, split them in half. Next, pour the gravy over the open halves of the biscuits. This hearty dish goes well with breakfast staples like bacon and eggs. However, it can be quite filling, so you may want to balance it with something light like fresh fruit.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Sausage Sauce may be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. Gravy may also be frozen in an airtight, heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 1 month. Heat large portions in a saucepan over medium-low heat on a stovetop or microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare the sauce the night before?

Yes, you can! This recipe is a great make-ahead breakfast! Simply refrigerate and reheat the next morning in a frying pan over medium-low heat. The sauce is quite thick overnight, so add a dash of milk and stir well when you first add it to the pan and cook until heated through.

How can I thicken my sausage sauce?

You can thicken the sauce by adding flour to the recipe. When you add the milk for the first time, it will probably look very runny, but as you continue to cook, the sauce will begin to thicken. If you want an even thicker sauce than you see in the photos, don’t add more flour, just keep cooking until you get the consistency you like. As the milk cooks out, it will get thicker!

What is the difference between the country gravy and the sausage gravy?

The main difference is that Country Gravy is usually made without meat (unlike today’s recipe)! The base is usually made with butter instead of sausage fat. While it’s certainly tasty when done right, it just doesn’t smother the biscuits quite as satisfyingly, if you ask me.

Unfortunately, I cannot classify this recipe as a healthy dish. The combination of white flour with heavy-to-digest pork sausage, along with 8 grams of sugar in one small portion, is clearly not something I can recommend for the well-being of your digestion and overall health. Unless your goal is rapid weight gain (and you're not focused on gaining only lean muscle mass), you can occasionally include this dish in your diet. However, you should understand that consuming such food in large quantities can lead to gaining non-quality mass, primarily subcutaneous and visceral fat, and it may have a negative impact on the health of your pancreas, gallbladder, liver, and the entire gastrointestinal tract.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
Author:Vadim Rachok
This recipe features jumbo buttermilk biscuits and pork sausage crumbles for a hearty, family-favorite breakfast that can be ready in just 15 minutes.
Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
8
The ingredients you need
1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits
1 (9.6 ounce) package Jimmy Dean® Original Hearty Pork Sausage Crumbles
¼ cup flour
2 ½ cups milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Let’s start !
1

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Arrange biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing them 1-2 inches apart. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown for 13-15 minutes.

2

Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until fully heated, stirring occasionally, for about 5-6 minutes.

3

Combine flour and stir. Gradually add milk, stirring continuously until gravy boils. Simmer and stir for two more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4

Split the biscuits in half and place two halves on each of the eight plates. Then, pour about 1/3 cup of gravy on top of each plate.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8 Calories: 333
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g24%
Saturated Fat 6g31%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 718mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 31g11%
Dietary Fiber 1g2%
Total Sugars 8g 
Protein 10g 
Vitamin C 0mg1%
Calcium 118mg9%
Iron 2mg9%
Potassium 209mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra layer of flavor in your sausage gravy, consider adding a touch of sage. Sage complements the savory notes of the sausage and brings a subtle earthiness to the dish. Start with a small amount, as its flavor can be potent, and adjust to your liking. This simple addition can elevate your Biscuits and Gravy to a whole new level, making your breakfast experience even more delightful.

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