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Homestyle Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

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Simple and filling homestyle sausage gravy and biscuits makes a delicious breakfast that is perfect for weekends or holidays!

Finished sausage gravy

Welcome to the 5th annual 12 Days of Holiday Ideas even, hosted by Shirley of Intelligent Domestications and Erlene of My Pinterventures. Go here to see our kick-off collection of Holiday ideas as well as all of this year’s talented participating DIY and Foodie Blogs.

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Homestyle Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Growing up, my mom always made sausage gravy and biscuits every holiday morning–Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving. So, naturally this was the first breakfast recipe I could think of for the 12 Days of Christmas ideas blog hop. It reminds me of holidays as a kid!

This recipe is so quick and easy. All you need is a roll of sausage, flour, milk, and pepper. Make some homemade drop biscuits which don’t take a ton of time, or buy a package of premade. I won’t judge and either way you make them, this is a super simple breakfast that you can throw together in minutes.

drop biscuits on a plate

How to Make Homemade Sausage Gravy

Brown the sausage in a skillet and drain off the excess grease. Only drain the excess–leave a bit of grease coating the meat to give the flour a nice base to stick to. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup flour onto the sausage and stir to make sure the sausage is coated nicely. The sausage should be really crumbly, but not clumped together.

Add about 1 cup of milk to start with and mix well. Then add in the remaining 1 cup of milk. There should be enough milk to just cover the sausage in the pan. Turn the heat up slightly to bring the mixture to a low boil. Turn down the heat to simmer and stir the sausage gravy to prevent it from sticking to the pan.

sausage gravy ready to be dished up

The sausage gravy should start to thicken up rather quickly. If it gets too thick for your liking, add more milk about 1/4 cup at a time until the gravy reaches your desired thickness. We like our homemade sausage gravy thick in this house, but if you prefer more gravy to sausage then definitely add more milk!

Serve your homestyle sausage gravy hot over easy to make drop biscuits fresh from the oven and you’ve got a yummy meal!

dished up sausage gravy over bisuits

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Homestyle Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Homestyle Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Simple and filling homestyle sausage gravy and biscuits makes a delicious breakfast that is perfect for weekends or holidays!


Drop Biscuits

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cold, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup milk

Sausage Gravy

  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Pepper, to taste


Drop Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 450 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar and sugar. Whisk together well.
  3. Using a pastry mixer, cut in cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Pour in milk, and mix dough together just until moistened. Do not over mix.
  5. Drop by rounded spoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Makes 12 biscuits
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the tops have turned golden brown.

Sausage Gravy

  1. While biscuits are baking, brown and crumble sausage in a large skillet. Drain off the excess grease but do not rinse meat.
  2. Sprinkle flour over cooked sausage and mix to combine. The sausage should be coated and crumbly and not clumpy
  3. Pour in 1 cup of milk and pepper to taste and stir well. Add in remaining 1 cup of milk and bring mixture to a very low boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and stir frequently until the sausage gravy thickens.
  5. If the sausage gravy is too thick for your taste, add more milk 1/4 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Serve warm over fresh from the oven homemade biscuits.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 699Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 11gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 84mgSodium 1130.42mgCarbohydrates 71.58gFiber 4gSugar 28gProtein 26g

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