This Super Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe is ultra creamy and filled with plump sausage and plenty of ground pepper.
Serve this white country gravy over my Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits for the ultimate comfort food breakfast!
Last summer my sister in law made this amazing Sausage Gravy while we were on a camping trip and I was in SHOCK at how delicious it was.
Mostly because she was able to make it in her trailer, with just a few basic ingredients, and it tasted just like a country diner!
I was hooked at first taste.
Sausage Gravy Recipe
This sausage gravy is ultra rich and definitely NOT on the healthy side, but man… it’s so good.
Here’s the basic list of ingredients you’ll need in order to make this simple sausage gravy at home. As always, you can find the full list of ingredients located in the printable recipe card below.
- Ground Hot Sausage – the hot sausage gives the gravy a nice kick of flavor, but it’s not too spicy.
- All Purpose Flour – used for thickening the gravy
- Heavy Cream + Whole Milk – used in combination to give that luscious creamy texture
- Salt + Pepper – plenty of pepper, trust me!
How To Make Sausage Gravy
You can have this white gravy ready to in under 20 minutes, making it perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
BROWN THE SAUSAGE Start by cooking the sausage in a large pan and breaking it up as it cooks. The sausage will release some fat when it renders down. You’ll use this to create a roux (thickener) for the gravy.
ADD FLOUR Once the sausage is browned, simply add in the flour and cook for an additional 2 minutes, until the flour is absorbed into the grease from the sausage.
WHISK IN MILK AND CREAM Gradually whisk in the heavy cream and whole milk, constantly stirring so the gravy does not get clumpy. Once the milks are added, season with pepper and salt to taste.
My sister in law uses all heavy cream, but I like to add in whole milk in place of part of the heavy cream so it’s not as thick. You could even use all whole milk in place of the heavy cream to create a thinner, and lighter gravy.
When it’s simmered and ready to go, you will have a pan full of thick and creamy gravy.
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
There’s something so satisfying about a hot buttermilk biscuit with thick and warm sausage gravy on top. I like to split my biscuit in half, then spoon the gravy over each side.
Eat with a fork and knife and serve with a side of scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. YUM!
What Else To Serve Sausage Gravy On?
Looking for a way to use this creamy sausage gravy other than biscuits? Here are some great ways to use it…
- Serve over my Fluffy Mashed Potatoes
- Spoon over Fried Chicken Tenders
- Try it on my Waffles too!
Can You Freeze Sausage Gravy?
Yes, you can freeze sausage gravy! If you plan on freezing this gravy, make sure it’s cooled to room temperature first. Place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
To defrost, simply place in the fridge for 24 hours and then reheat on the stove top over a light simmer.
More Breakfast Recipes You Must Try…
Breakfast is my jam. Here are a few, must-make recipes that’ll really get your mornings off on the right foot.
- Classic Pancake Recipe
- Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos
- Bacon Cheddar Quiche
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
I can’t wait for you to give this simple sausage gravy recipe a try! Let me know what you think!
Super Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe
- 1 lb. hot sausage
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- ½ tsp salt, to taste
- Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break up the sausage and cook until no longer pink and fat has rendered. Sprinkle the sausage with the flour and cook until the flour is absorbed into the sausage, about 2 minutes.
- Gradually whisk in the heavy cream and whole milk, mixing constantly to make sure the gravy doesn't get lumpy. Once smooth, stir in black pepper and salt to taste. Serve warm.
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This recipe is super easy and tastes great. I did add a few things and change the sausage to Jimmy Deans sage breakfast sausage. I also added, sage, rosemay, thyme, salt, papper, garlic and onion powder for flavor. It was the best (according to my family) that I have ever made.
How much of the additional seasonings did you use for your sage version, Jennipher? Thanks in advance!
Thank you! I sprinkled a little bit of all the spices you mentioned and it was delicious! Family loved it as well. 🙂
Sounds so easy and so yummy. Always made sausage gravy that comes in dry ingredient packets. No any more. As for as scrambled eggs go, I make my breakfast with sliced biscuits, then topped with the sausage gravy, then topped with my scrambled eggs and topped with crumbled crispy bacon. That way you get all ingredients in one big bite. I am so hungry now, signing off to go cook this concoction and use your Sausage Gravy recipe. !!!!!
Michelle K Drozdibob
I love to add a few dashes of hot sauce in at the end! And don’t forget to top off with shredded cheese once you plate it!
Perfect recipe! Try adding a dash of Worchestershire sauce and cayenne pepper for a Southern kick!
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the suggestions!
love it over fried potatoes instead of biscuits