Simply Delicious Homemade Sausage Gravy

Homemade Simply Delicious Sausage Gravy is so easy to make using my Nana’s recipe!

Simply Delicious Sausage Gravy from | This is my Nana's recipe for sausage gravy - it's simple to prepare and delicious!

So I’m about to let you in on a little family secret…

…we love sausage gravy!  

Ask Bryce any time of the day what he wants to eat and nine times out of ten he will answer with sausage gravy.  He eats it by the spoonful – no biscuits required!  The rest of us eat more civilly with yummy, buttery biscuits :)  It has long been a family favorite and it’s really a cinch to pull together.  The recipe I use calls for only a handful of ingredients and can be easily customized to your family’s tastes and preferences.  If you like your gravy a little runnier, use a little less flour and a little more milk.  If you like it nice and thick try using a little less milk.  Try adding in some red pepper flakes or cayenne to spice it up a little.   Throw in some herbs to really add some depth of flavor – sage is delicious!

1 pound breakfast sausage
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk or half & half, heavy whipping cream, evaporated milk – pretty much any dairy product ;)
Black pepper to taste – I use lots of cracked black pepper
pinch of sugar {cause that’s what my Nana used!}

Brown sausage.  Season liberally with black pepper. Sprinkle flour over the cooked sausage and stir.  Let flour cook for 1-2 minutes and then gradually add milk, stirring as you pour.  Bring gravy to a simmer and let thicken.  This is where my Nana adds a pinch of sugar and so do I.  She told me that it helps the gravy brown and I guess that makes sense because the sugar is caramelizing.  Who knew?

Simply Delicious Sausage Gravy from | This is my Nana's recipe for sausage gravy - it's simple to prepare and delicious!

I love serving Simply Delicious Sausage Gravy over my Perfect Biscuits – breakfast perfection my friends!

Simply Delicious Sausage Gravy from | This is my Nana's recipe for sausage gravy - it's simple to prepare and delicious!

Did I mention – no shirt required?

Awwww yeah!

Simply Delicious Sausage Gravy
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, half & half, heavy whipping cream, evaporated milk
  • Black pepper to taste - I use lots of cracked black pepper
  • pinch of sugar {cause that's what my Nana used!}
  1. Brown sausage and season liberally with black pepper.
  2. Sprinkle flour over the cooked sausage and stir.
  3. Let flour cook for 1-2 minutes and then gradually add milk, stirring as you pour.
  4. Bring gravy to a simmer and let thicken.
  5. Add a pinch of sugar and continue stirring.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

More breakfasts we love:


Bring the Heath Baked Doughnuts


Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes


Grilled Peanut Butter Honey Banana Waffle Sandwich

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  1. That looks so good! I love the pictures of your son enjoying it too! Wasn’t On-Line Blog Con fun? Hope you are having a good week!

  2. I have a protein shake every day for breakfast and my sweetie likes his yogurt with honey and blueberries.

  3. I LOVE biscuits and gravy! It’s my favorite breakfast! Thanks for the recipe! I’m pinning this!

  4. Gah! This is one of my most favorite things ever!

    <3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

  5. Yummmm. I think this might have to be our breakfast on Saturday!! During the week we stick to cereal, a quick bagel, or other 5 minute breakfast options, but on the weekends I like to take time whipping up something yummy.

  6. mmmmm can I come for breaky? Looks yummy stopping by fromkitchen fun with my 3 sons

  7. One of my favorite comfort foods. Saw your link on French Country Cottage. :)

  8. I’ll be darned- I never thought to add a bit of sugar. I’ll try it next time, thanks!!!

  9. YUM!!!!! Growing up in the south, biscuits & gravy has always been one of my favorites. This looks like a great recipe. Tks for sharing. Love the pics of your little one enjoying them, shirtless :)

  10. All I need now is a good biscuit recipe!!

  11. I am not a huge breakfast fan … except for biscuits & gravy! This looks so good – now I am craving so bad!

  12. Oh yummy! Do you think this could work with a milk substitute like almond or soy milk?

  13. Oh My YUM! I’ve never made this at home but I think it’s about time! Thanks for the simple recipe.

  14. Sausage Gravy. The way to a southern girls heart! :) Ok, well, not really, but pretty close.

    I’d love for you to come link up at my party this week.

  15. I grew up in CA and was never introduced to sausage gravy until college (I went to school in Tulsa). And I love it! I feel like I had a deprived childhood now. :-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  16. My husband LOVES sausage gravy – I’m going to have to try your trick of adding sugar next time!

  17. How would this freeze? Im trying to freeze a bunch of breakfast options for my kids and they love biscuits and gravy. Also have you tried freezing your biscuits?

  18. I have never, ever, ever made sausage gravy over biscuits. Mostly because with three kids I don’t have time or the bravery to make something that I may or may not ruin.
    Well, my husband was on the verge of leaving me unless I made some, so I did a search and I used this recipe.

    It’s absolutely easy and absolutely delish!
    You may have saved my marriage! lol

    And also, I freeze left over biscuits, pancakes and waffles all the time. Just let them thaw before serving. I let them sit out for about an hour and that does the trick. :)

    • Oh my goodness Erica! I just read this comment to my husband and he was laughing so hard! I am so glad that you gave it a try and yes – it’s EASY! So glad to save your marriage and thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know how it went! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  19. This looks amazing! My husband is forever asking for breakfast for dinner and I feel like its never enough, this looks like it would be a great addition to the meal!

  20. Kathleen says:

    How many servings would you say this makes?

  21. That’s exactly how my husband makes it, who was taught by his father. :) So yummy! We always look forward to him cooking breakfast!!!
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  22. Okay I hope this isn’t a stupid question but with all your dairy ingredients, do you mean just use 2 cups of one of those options?

  23. Kathy Burr Cox says:

    I wanted to thank you for sharing your Nana’s recipe. I’ve made this a few times now and my family LOVES it! I think the pinch of sugar at the right time really does enhance it. You can’t ever go wrong with a Nana recipe!

  24. This looks much like the kind my sis-in-law makes which is delicious and loved by her family. Personally, I prefer a LOT more gravy in my B&G so I add about 50% more flour and milk plus a little cream at the end. I’ve never heard of adding sugar. I do sometimes add cayenne or pepper flakes if the sausage is a little bland.

  25. We made this tonight and it was excellent. Thanks so much!
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  26. Thank you for this recipe. I made it this weekend to take to a potluck biscuit brunch. It was easy – the perfect ratio of ingredients – and they ate every bite!

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