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Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Homemade Sausage Gravy is so easy to make. The creamy gravy filled with sausage is the perfect topping for a home made biscuit! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits and gravy, Sausage Gravy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 12 oz tube of Jimmy Dean Spicy Sausage
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour sifted
  • 3-4 cups milk whole is best
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • dash cayenne


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons Butter Flavor Crisco
  • 1 cup shaken buttermilk*


  1. Brown sausage in skillet, drain grease from pan. Remove sausage and place in small bowl. Lightly wipe out the pan with a paper towel. 

  2. Melt the butter in the skillet over medium high heat. Add the flour, and whisk in until the lumps disappear. Continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes or until bubbly and slightly browned. 

  3. Add salt, pepper and cayenne. Using a whisk, add in the milk, a cup at a time, whisking during each addition, letting the gravy thicken as the milk is added. If needed, lower temperature of stove. I usually add about 3 1/2 to 4 cups total, depending on how long the gravy sits on the stove before serving. 

  4. Add the cooked sausage to the gravy and heat through. Add more pepper or salt to taste. 

  5. Serve with home made biscuits, fried eggs and potatoes.

For Biscuits:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

  2. Place flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. Add buttermilk all at once. Fold buttermilk and flour/shortening mixture together.

  4. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Gently pat out to about 3/4 to 1″ thick.  Cut into circles with either a glass or biscuit cutter.

  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on middle rack in oven. 

Recipe Notes

  • Make the biscuits while the sausage is cooking. Pop the biscuits in the oven when you are making the gravy. They will be ready about the same time.
  • ALWAYS shake buttermilk before using. 
  • To reheat biscuits, (if there are any leftovers) cut in half and place on a cookie sheet cut side up. Broil just until the inside of the biscuit is golden. Watch carefully so the biscuit does not burn! Don't ever heat a biscuit up in a microwave, it will become soggy.