Sausage Gravy

Total Time:
45 min
25 min
20 min

12 servings

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, hot or mild
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups whole milk, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
  • Biscuits, warmed, for serving

With your finger, tear small pieces of sausage and add them in a single layer to a large heavy skillet. Brown the sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle on half the flour and stir so that the sausage soaks it all up, then add more little by little. Stir it around and cook it for another minute or so, then pour in the milk, stirring constantly.

Cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it thickens. (This may take a good 10 to 12 minutes.) Sprinkle in the seasoned salt and pepper and continue cooking until very thick and luscious. If it gets too thick too soon, just splash in another 1/2 cup of milk or more if needed. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Spoon the sausage gravy over warm biscuits and serve immediately!

Cook Notes: This recipe can be easily doubled to serve 24.

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    First time EVER I have tried to make this for my husband- he LOVED it- his birthday is tomorrow and he LOVES biscuits & gravy- I made enough so now he has his birthday breakfast!!! Yay, Re, thank you so much!!! VERY easy to whip up and I thank Ree for stating that adding the milk is a slow process, not to add it all at once, great tip!!!! Thanks, Ree!!!
    The hubs loves this.
    really great. i added alittle onion and garlic powder as well as some red chili flakes and nutmeg. i add nutmeg to all my creamy, savory dishes. so tasty!
    best gravy I've ever made
    I liked this sausage gravy, it was very good and it's very versatile
    Love It !
    I have always loved my mother's sausage and gravy growing up. This recipe was very good. I would cut back on black pepper but overall it was fantastic. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Definitely will make it again.
    Cushy I added a little kick , 1 med. onion 1 large jalapeno Awesome
    I'm not much of a cook, my wife's the chef in our house. I wanted to give her a break and tried this. It actually turned out fantastic! The biscuits and gravy went great with eggs and hashbrowns. If I can do it, anyone can. Now, what to try next?
    Biscuits and gravy is something I didn't grow up eating. My husband shared that he has eaten it before and liked it. When I saw the recipe on the show, I decided to give it a whirl. Y-U-M. This is on our regular rotation (for dinner) -- filling, yummy, comforting?it is friggin delicious.  
    5 stars because I will be making this until my dying day.
    I have been trying to find the right recipe for this dish, and my family loved it! Thank you
    Way better than getting canned gravy. Definitely tasty, cheap and easy to make! Black pepper needs to be tasted first before adding all of the two teaspoons
    Holy Cow! This is tasty. My husband's favorite breakfast is biscuits and gravy and now I have a great go-to recipe when I feel like spoiling him! :)
    Delicious! So easy and no roux, no lumps. Wow, this is so fast and fabulous. I used skim milk and you would never know.
    Better than Mom used to make. And easier too. I used 3 1/2 cups of milk.
    So delicious! I didn't have whole milk so I used a combination of 2% and cream and it was so good! I now have the perfect gravy recipe I was looking for!
    Love this gravy and it is super  
    easy to make. I used regular breakfast sausage and the full amount of milk that it called for. Next time I will decrease the pepper by a smidge but will not rate this less than five stars because it was yummy. I didn't make Ree's pepper and sage biscuits as she did in this episode, instead I made her other regular buttermilk biscuit recipe. Perfect and so yummy!!!!!!
    Very good, added fresh nutmeg and scallions at the end!
    So easy and so delicious. I used 4 cups of skim milk and no one knew the difference. This is a keeper!
    This is a delicious gravy. I made it with the full 4 cups of milk and decided I would decrease the amount of milk next time, because we like a thicker gravy.
    Easy and to rav reviews!! Would definitely make again!
    Absolutely delicious!!
    I tried making gravy for the first time, and it came out great!
    loved it! perfect! And I love Bree and her show!
    This recipe is A +. So easy and yummy, I only use 1 t pepper though ,
    We loved this! And so incredibly easy the way you simply add the flour to the sausage. No roux! We also added about a tsp of ground sage and no salt as the sausage had enough for us.
    I made this for New Years Brunch. It was a big hit, full of flavor. I did add some sage. Make sure to taste it before adding any salt, it depends on the sausage you use. Will make this again.
    Perfect proportions and clear directions. Use quality ingredients and you can't miss. Great stuff! Thanks Pioneer Woman.
    This is delicious and very easy. My husband and I love green chilis and think we will add them next time. This recipe will definitely become one of my "go to" recipes.
    This is my favorite sausage gravy recipe. It is super easy and my husband loves it and he has never like to eat biscuits and gravy, but you helped me change his mind Ree, Thank you!
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