Breakfast Gravy



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This country style breakfast gravy is homemade and the perfect comfort breakfast to go with buttery, flaky biscuits!

I wasn’t a fan of breakfast gravy until I tasted my husband’s recipe. Making a sausage gravy or breakfast gravy at home is super easy. You really need only four ingredients and the whole process will take you all of twenty minutes from start to finish. Throw in some buttermilk biscuits and you’ve got yourself breakfast in under thirty minutes that your family will devour!

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How to Make Breakfast Gravy

Here is a brief overview of how this homemade breakfast gravy with sausage comes together. This easy method comes together right in one pan for easy serving and clean up. For the full recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Cook sausage. Break up and brown your pork sausage in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Drain most of the grease except for about a tablespoon.
  2. Add flour and butter to the skillet with cooked sausage. The flour is what allows your gravy to thicken. Stir to combine and cook for a few minutes to get rid of the raw flour taste.
  3. Add the milk. I like to use whole milk for extra creamy gravy. Continue to whisk the mixture while it cooks until the gravy thickens.

Homemade Biscuits for Breakfast Gravy

What’s creamy sausage gravy without some warm buttermilk biscuits to drown it in? These homemade buttermilk biscuits are made with simple ingredients and come together in less than 30 minutes. They are perfect for this sausage gravy and my favorite way to enjoy this cozy and filling breakfast.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

These soft, fluffy buttermilk biscuits make the perfect breakfast. This easy-to-follow recipe will become your go-to recipe every time you are craving biscuits and gravy!

Variations and Tips

  • Use seasoned sausage. You can either buy pork sausage that has been seasoned or add your own herbs. If your family doesn’t eat pork, you can use turkey sausage instead.
  • Add black pepper.
  • Adjust the consistency. This recipe creates a thicker gravy, which I love. If you prefer a thinner gravy, add more milk until you reach your desired consistency.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Store any leftover sausage gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat the leftover gravy in a saucepan over low heat or in the microwave until heated through. You may need to add a little milk to thin the gravy when reheating. Enjoy with leftover or fresh biscuits.

Other Easy Breakfast Recipes

This homemade gravy with warm biscuits is a hearty breakfast delicious enough for special occasions, and simple enough for a casual weekday morning. Enjoy with a bowl of fresh fruit and prepare to have seconds!

If you try this easy breakfast gravy recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you!

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Breakfast Gravy

This country style breakfast gravy is homemade and the perfect comfort breakfast to go with buttery, flaky biscuits!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk


  • Add sausage to a skillet and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat from the pan except for about a teaspoon.
  • Add butter and flour to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes to get rid of the raw flour taste.
  • Add the milk and whisk until the gravy thickens. This should take a few minutes. Simmer for another minute or two.
  • Serve the gravy with buttermilk biscuits.
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