Breakfast & Brunch

Three Ingredient Sausage Gravy

October 17, 2013

I’m a breakfast lover. We make something different every day of the week. Sometimes it’s not until 10:00, but breakfast hits the table eventually. On those rough mornings when I need something quick and easy I go with this three ingredient sausage gravy. I whip up some easy homemade biscuits and while those are in the oven I whip together this sauce.

I do have to say, I was pretty impressed that you could get such a rich strong flavor with only three ingredients. I mean… If you don’t make a huge mess in the kitchen… how on earth can your meal taste any good?? But it does. I think it has something to do with the sausage simmering with the milk. The flavors meld together so well and a little dash of pepper knocks up the spice level.

So are you ready for me to change your breakfast world?

3 ingredient sausage gravy


Three Ingredient Sausage Gravy


  • 1 lb sausage (I just grab Jimmy Dean)
  • 2 C. whole milk
  • 1/4 C. flour


  1. Brown your sausage in a medium sized skillet.
  2. Stir in the flour. Slowly mix in the milk. Cook on a low simmer until thickened.
  3. Add pepper to taste.

3 ingredient sausage gravy with biscuits

Can you believe how ridiculously easy that was? Bust open your warm biscuits, top with your gravy, and enjoy. The only complaint I’ve gotten over this recipe was when I didn’t crumble the sausage good enough for my picky little sister. But that didn’t stop her from licking her plate!

3 ingredient sausage gravy breakfast

If you have a large family I really recommend doubling. This leaves us with a tiny leftover, but we are a family of three and don’t really eat much. OR if you aren’t a fan of savory meals to start your day you should try one of my sweet options like cinnamon roll waffles, baked oatmeal, or orange rolls.

Comments (16)

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    October 18, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I’ve never been a sausage and gravy fan, but this looks pretty good! I’d give it another shot with this recipe :)

  • Ashlee Reply

    October 18, 2013 at 11:04 am

    already made them and my husband loved it, I bought a different sausage, less spicy than my first batch, for the kiddo’s

  • Coralie Reply

    October 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    This is one of our favorite breakfasts. I am not a big meat eater – but I love it gravy. Going to have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

  • summerscraps Reply

    October 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

    This looks and sounds so good – I will for sure be trying out this recipe.

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  • Beth J Reply

    September 21, 2014 at 9:07 am

    So easy and so delicious! Taking this one on the husband’s and my campout! I wonder if there is a biscuit recipe that I can make and freeze ahead? I’d love to know if you have one! Thanks and happy day!

  • chaz Reply

    September 23, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Apple Gate instead of Jimmy s

  • Krystal Rehorn Reply

    November 19, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Our family has always called this gravy S.O.S…
    Sh*t on Shingles. Gma always said it was a military thing. Any way… its amazing!

    • Angie Reply

      November 20, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      My family calls this S.O.S. as well but the “shingles” can be either bread or fried potatoes. Yumm!! Now I am going to have to make it. I have always made my sausage gravy this way and it’s awesome.

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  • Lori Reply

    January 3, 2015 at 5:32 am

    This is how I always make my sausage gravy. And to me, it’s awesome!! And my boyfriend loves it too!! In fact, I just made some for New Year’s morning breakfast :). The s.o.s some of you are referring too is usually made with hamburger over toast or I also use the Buddig beef, dice it up, saute it in butter, then use the flour and milk for gravy, put it over toast. Both Yummo!!!

  • Robyn Reply

    January 28, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Do u drain the sausage grease??

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 30, 2015 at 11:09 am

      No. The grease helps mix in the flour.

  • Arghavan Reply

    July 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    How would I make the biscuits on a camping trip? Going on my first one in a few weeks–eek!

    • Jesseca Reply

      August 3, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      I would try to make them before you go or use a foil container and make them over the fire. Just keep a close eye to make sure they don’t burn.

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