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Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

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This is the best homemade sausage gravy. You’ll never believe how simple a homemade country gravy from scratch can be. Made with only 4-ingredients and perfect over buttermilk biscuits.

3 ingredient sausage gravy

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy- From start to finish, you can have this easy biscuits and gravy on the table in 30-minutes.
  • 4-Ingredients- You need 2 kitchen staples and sausage to make this breakfast gravy.
  • Family Favorite- Made dozens of times and voted a top 3 family favorite recipe.

Homemade biscuits and gravy is a recipe I’d consider classic. It’s been around for ages and is always welcomed to the menu. Made from scratch, not too thick or thin, and loaded with sausage flavor. I have made it for years and can honestly say that this is the best sausage gravy.

It’s that good.

What is Sausage Gravy?

Homemade sausage gravy is a traditional Southern breakfast in the US. Pork sausage is cooked and added to a roux of flour, butter, and milk. This dish is typically served over biscuits or potatoes.

3 ingredient sausage gravy with biscuits

Sausage Gravy Ingredients:

This is the ultimate comfort food breakfast. The added sausage and rich gravy give you a hearty stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. It is perfect served with my buttermilk biscuits or as a topping to diced breakfast potatoes. Here’s a list of what you need to get started:

  • Breakfast Sausage- I highly recommend spicy sausage. Once you add the milk you’ll hardly notice any added spice and it elevates the flavor to an entirely new level.
  • Flour- To help thicken the gravy.
  • Butter- Optional, but encouraged.
  • Milk- 2% or higher is best.
  • Pepper

How to Make Sausage Gravy from Scratch:

  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the breakfast sausage and cook until crumbled and browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the butter and stir until melted.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the top of the sausage. Stir with a spatula until the flour has combined fully with the meat.
  5. Pour in the milk and stir well.
  6. Cook until slightly thickened.
  7. Season with pepper and serve over biscuits.

Can you believe how ridiculously easy that was? Bust open your warm biscuits, top with your gravy, and enjoy. The only complaint I have gotten over this recipe is that there are never any leftovers!

3 ingredient sausage gravy breakfast

Recipe Tips and FAQs

If you have a large family I really recommend doubling the recipe. This is a great base and feeds 4.

Can I make this biscuit gravy recipe the night before?

Technically, yes. We have made this gravy the day before and it has worked fine as a reheated option. Make sure you reheat it slowly in a pot vs the microwave.

Can you freeze from scratch sausage gravy?

Yes, however this recipe tastes much better when made fresh. After frozen you loose a little bit of flavor and texture.

What to eat this easy sausage gravy with?

Sausage gravy is best served on top of biscuits. Add a fried egg for a hearty filling breakfast meal. You can also use this as a gravy for breakfast potatoes or hash.

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Three Ingredient Sausage Gravy

Three Ingredient Sausage Gravy

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is the best homemade sausage gravy. You’ll never believe how simple a homemade country gravy from scratch can be. Made with only 4-ingredients and perfect over buttermilk biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound spicy breakfast sausage
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the breakfast sausage and cook until crumbled and browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the butter and stir until melted.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the top of the sausage. Stir with a spatula until the flour has combined fully with the meat.
  5. Pour in the milk and stir well.
  6. Cook until slightly thickened.
  7. Season with pepper and serve over biscuits.

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Arghavan

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

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

Jesseca

Monday 3rd of August 2015

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.

Robyn

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Do u drain the sausage grease??

Jesseca

Friday 30th of January 2015

No. The grease helps mix in the flour.

Lori

Saturday 3rd of January 2015

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!!!

Krystal Rehorn

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

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

Thursday 20th of November 2014

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.

chaz

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

Apple Gate instead of Jimmy s

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