How to Make a Mouthwatering Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Meal

You ever wake up in the morning and crave a warm, comforting breakfast that reminds you of home? Look no further because I have the perfect solution to satisfy your appetite – Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe! As a chef specializing in southern-style cuisine, I know the importance of a hearty breakfast. This recipe is everything you want in a southern-style meal – buttery and flaky biscuits smothered in savory sausage gravy. Trust me when I say this dish will become a staple in your kitchen.

Growing up in the south, I have fond memories of my mother and grandmother spending hours in the kitchen making the best biscuits and gravy from scratch. For me, it signifies warmth, comfort, and tradition. In this recipe, I will show you how to make it from scratch with easy-to-follow instructions.

The beauty of this Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe is that it’s effortless to create with simple ingredients you already have in your pantry! From brown sausage to buttermilk biscuits, we’ve got you covered. The aroma fills your whole kitchen with its delicious scent. You can’t imagine how much pleasure it brings to my taste bud.

I am excited for you to dive into this recipe with me so that you too can experience what us southerners hold so dear – homemade comfort food. Get ready for an unforgettable dish that will leave you wishing you made more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Listen up, y’all! I’m about to give you the low-down on why you’re going to love this Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits recipe. Trust me when I say, it’s going to change your breakfast game for good.

First of all, let’s talk about the gravy. This sausage gravy recipe is the real deal – made with pork sausage, real butter, flour, and a blend of spices including black pepper and rubbed sage. The end result is a thick, creamy gravy that’s bursting with flavor. Pour it over a fresh buttermilk biscuit and you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to Southern heaven.

But it’s not just any gravy recipe, no sir! This Southern-style sausage gravy is the best in the business. Forget those bland, watery gravy recipes you might have tried before – this one packs a punch of flavor that will tantalize your taste buds from first bite to last.

And speaking of those biscuits…oh boy. These are the best biscuits you’ll ever lay your paws on. Flaky on the outside and soft on the inside, they’re the perfect vehicle for that rich and savory sausage gravy. It’s like they were made for each other!

But what really sets this recipe apart is its versatility. Sure, it’s a classic breakfast dish that’s perfect for lazy weekend mornings, but it’s also great for brunches or even dinner. Plus, with some easy substitutions – like switching out pork sausage for Italian or country-style – you can create a whole new twist on this old favorite.

So trust me when I say: once you try this homemade southern sausage gravy recipe with biscuits browned to perfection in a cast-iron skillet, you’ll never go back to boring old cereal again. Get ready for your taste buds to be blown away!

Ingredient List

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Sure, here are 11 unique photo captions for the recipe:

Let’s dive into the ingredient list to create this southern-style culinary masterpiece.

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage: Make sure to choose ground pork sausage for the best results.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (divided): Flour will help thicken your gravy and make your biscuits fluffy.
  • 4 cups milk (divided): Use whole milk for a creamier and richer taste.
  • 1/2 cup real butter: This will add flavor and richness to both the biscuits and gravy.
  • 2 teaspoons salt: Salt brings out the flavors of the other ingredients, but don’t overdo it!
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper: A little spice can make all the difference.
  • 4 slices of bacon: Bacon can add depth to your sausage gravy.
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage: A classic southern herb that pairs well with breakfast foods.
  • 3 tablespoons purpose flour: You’ll need extra flour to make your biscuits, so make sure you have plenty on hand.
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper: For more heat, add another 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.

Make sure all these ingredients are on hand before starting your journey towards making the perfect southern sausage gravy and biscuits recipe.

The Recipe How-To

Now that we have got our ingredients ready! It is time to roll up our sleeves and dive right into the recipe. Here’s how to make the best Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits:

Prep Time

  • First, cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it apart into small pieces as it browns.

  • Once brown, remove the cooked sausage from the skillet and set it aside.

  • Add real butter to the skillet and let it melt completely.

  • Now, sprinkle in all-purpose flour and whisk until smooth.

  • Cook butter and flour mixture or (roux) for 2 minutes to get rid of its raw taste.

Making the Gravy

  • Gradually pour in milk, whisking constantly as you do so.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently until thickened.

  • Reduce heat to low and add cooked pork sausage back into the pan along with any juices that may have accumulated while resting.

  • Stirring constantly, cook for 5 more minutes until properly heated.

  • Add pepper, rubbed sage, salt, and any other spices of your choice to season well.

Biscuits Time

While the Sausage gravy is simmering tastefully on low heat. It’s time to get our biscuits on!

Pro Tip: “For best results try making homemade biscuits instead of store-bought ones. Nothing tastes better than warm biscuits made fresh from scratch!”

You can find an easy biscuit recipe here: Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Plating it All Together

Once both elements are prepared, voilà its showtime! Place warm biscuits onto serving plates and spoon large dollops of freshly made Southern Sausage Gravy over them. Sprinkle with fresh black pepper and serve immediately.

Now, all you need is to sit back, relax and indulge in this classic Southern dish that’s sure to become your new favorite breakfast meal!

Stay tuned for more Southern dishes, y’all!

Substitutions and Variations

 Biscuits and gravy, the ultimate southern comfort food.
Biscuits and gravy, the ultimate southern comfort food.

Now, let’s talk about some of the substitutions and variations that you can make in this southern-style sausage gravy and biscuits recipe to take it to the next level.

Firstly, if you prefer a spicier breakfast dish, you can replace the ground pork sausage with some spicy Italian sausage or chorizo. This will give the gravy an extra kick of flavor that will wake up your taste buds in the morning.

Another variation is to add some diced bacon to the skillet when you’re browning the sausage. The salty smoky flavor of bacon pairs incredibly well with the creamy gravy, and it adds a crunchy texture to every bite.

For those who have dietary restrictions or simply want a healthier option, you can swap cow’s milk for almond or soy milk. This plant-based milk will still provide a creamy and rich texture to your gravy.

You can also switch out butter for olive oil or coconut oil, which are healthier fats than butter. However, keep in mind that this will affect the flavor profile of your gravy and biscuits slightly.

Finally, don’t forget about experimenting with different types of biscuits! While traditional southern buttermilk biscuits are always a classic choice, you can try making them with whole wheat flour or adding grated cheddar cheese for a savory twist.

Don’t be afraid to play around with these substitutions and variations until you find the perfect combination that suits your palate. Remember, cooking is all about having fun and exploring new flavors!

Serving and Pairing

 A piping hot plate of goodness.
A piping hot plate of goodness.

Now, let’s talk about serving and pairing this delectable dish.

Firstly, these biscuits smothered in southern sausage gravy are not limited to just breakfast time. They can be enjoyed any time of the day as a hearty meal that will satisfy your hunger pangs.

To complement the rich flavors of the gravy and biscuits, I would suggest pairing this dish with fresh fruits such as sliced strawberries or grapes, a glass of cold orange juice, and some crispy bacon or sausage links on the side.

Furthermore, this dish is so versatile making it perfect for a brunch gathering with friends or an easy weeknight dinner for the family. It pairs well with eggs cooked your way, cheesy grits, or even roasted potatoes.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to add a twist to this classic recipe, try topping it with some crispy fried chicken strips or adding some jalapeno peppers to give it an extra kick.

In short, this southern-style sausage gravy and biscuits recipe is a crowd-pleaser that is sure to satisfy. So go ahead and serve it up at your next mealtime gathering and watch as everyone digs in for seconds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Trust us, your taste buds will thank you.
Trust us, your taste buds will thank you.

Now, let’s talk about the best ways to make-ahead, store and reheat your savory Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe. This is a perfect breakfast or brunch dish that you can easily prepare ahead of time to save you some precious time in the morning.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it stores really well. You can make the gravy ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to four days. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the gravy on medium heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. You might need to add some milk to thin out the consistency as it tends to thicken when refrigerated.

If you want to reheat the biscuits as well, I recommend wrapping them in foil and baking them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5-10 minutes until they’re nice and warm. And if you want to skip reheating altogether, you can always enjoy this dish cold as many Southerners do.

Another option is freezing leftovers for later use. You can freeze the cooked biscuits by placing them in freezer bags or an airtight container, and then freeze them for up to two months. To reheat, simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5-10 minutes.

With these storage and reheating options, you can enjoy this dish anytime without worrying about losing any of its flavors or texture. Just remember to cover the biscuits with foil when reheating so they don’t dry out.

So go ahead and make a big batch of this comforting Southern-style meal – because one thing’s for sure, nobody ever complained about having too much gravy or too many biscuits!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A perfect start to any day, or a delicious dinner option.
A perfect start to any day, or a delicious dinner option.

Listen up y’all, I’ve got some tips for you to whip up the best Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits combo ever. Trust me, you want to heed my advice if you’re aiming for a perfect breakfast meal.

First and foremost: bacon grease. Don’t throw it away! Keep it in your refrigerator and substitute it for either some or all of the butter in this recipe. It’ll add an extra punch of smokiness that is just irresistible.

Next up, make sure you’re browning your sausage until it’s cooked through with a crispy exterior. This not only makes the sausage more flavorful but also keeps your gravy from getting too greasy.

Another tip? Keep your heat at medium-high when cooking your sausage for the perfect level of crispiness, and use a large skillet so that you don’t overcrowd the pan.

When adding the flour to the sausage drippings, sprinkle it evenly while continuously stirring to avoid lumps. Then once added, keep stirring for another minute or two until the mixture turns golden brown.

Speaking of the right ratios, don’t skimp on milk! You want 4 cups of milk for just 1/3 cup of flour so that your gravy comes out rich and creamy without being too thick or thin. And stick to whole milk; skim won’t cut it here.

Finally, when making biscuits, use a well-chilled butter (’cause let’s be real – we all know real butter is where it’s at) and grate it instead of cutting into chunks. The small flecks dispersed throughout the dough will give you flaky layers every time.

So there you have it folks, my trusty tips for the perfect plate of Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. Follow these and you’ll be sure to knock everyone’s socks off at your next breakfast gathering.

Bottom Line

Folks, if you’re a fan of southern-style breakfast, you cannot go wrong with this classic recipe for Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. Whether you are kicking off a lazy weekend or feeding a crowd at a shindig, this dish is sure to impress.

With homemade gravy made from scratch and flaky buttermilk biscuits, you’ll be reminded of grandma’s cooking. Plus, with the option to switch up the ingredients and customize it to your liking, this dish has endless possibilities. You could switch out Italian sausage for the breakfast sausage or use a cast-iron skillet to brown the sausage.

Trust me, there’s nothing quite like biting into a warm, flaky biscuit smothered with creamy and savory sausage gravy. So why not switch up your usual breakfast routine and give this southern staple a try? Your taste buds will thank you for it!

Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe

This is a meal like my mother made. Neither the American Heart Association or Weight Watchers International would approve of this, but it's really good eat'n!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine Southern American
Calories 1100.4 kcal


  • 2 lbs Bob Evans sausage (Regular, Sage or Hot)
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/4 lb real butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 gallon whole milk (2% or skimmed will not work)
  • black pepper


  • Place flour into a dry non-stick frying pan over medium heat and cook until light brown.
  • Stir continually to prevent flour from burning.
  • Pour into a glass bowl and set aside to be used later.
  • (Browing the flour will keep it from lumping when added later) Cut bacon into 1/2" pieces and place into large pot or Dutch oven.
  • Fry bacon until crispy.
  • Pinch sausage into small pieces and add to bacon.
  • Continue frying until sausage is completely cooked.
  • Add sage and butter and stir in completely until butter is melted.
  • Add browned flour a few tablespoons at a time and stir until liquid becomes pasty (you may not need all of the flour).
  • Pour in milk slowly, bring to a slow boil and contiue stirring until gravy thickens.
  • Add black pepper to taste.
  • You may also add a pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes if you want the gravy to be more zippy.
  • Serve over buttermilk biscuits prepared per package instructions.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 431gCalories: 1100.4kcalCarbohydrates: 46.9gProtein: 42.2gFat: 81.7gSaturated Fat: 33.7gCholesterol: 203.1mgSodium: 1504.6mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 17.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breakfast, Meat, Pork, Stove Top
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