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Biscuits and Gravy

February 20, 2016 (Last Updated: June 14, 2019)

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Biscuits and Gravy…a perfect combination for breakfast or even the occasional dinner

Biscuits and Gravy piled on a plate and topped with fresh chopped parsley.

Raise your hand if you knew this was coming….I mean I just posted biscuits, right?  So, it’s only totally natural that biscuits and gravy would follow!

My family loves biscuits and gravy.  It’s our weekend comfort food breakfast.  We don’t eat these often, but they do make a fairly regular occurrence on our weekend breakfast menu.  I’ve been wanting to share this with you for awhile, but it’s been tough for me to nail down the recipe.

The problem is I don’t use a recipe for this sausage gravy.  I just throw it all together.  I had to slow way down and measure things out and write it down.

 It actually took me a couple of times to make certain I captured it just right so your biscuits and gravy would be perfect!

What ingredients do I need to make biscuits and gravy?

  • buttermilk biscuits
  • pork sausage
  • oil
  • flour
  • milk
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes

A plateful of homemade biscuits and gravy served on a small white plate with a cup of coffee and juice.

What are Biscuits and Gravy?

Biscuits and gravy are made with a sausage milk gravy served over a baked quick bread or biscuit. This dish is traditionally served for breakfast but could also be served for dinner. 

I already shared with you my recipe for buttermilk biscuits. I love to make biscuits in a baking dish instead of rolling the dough and cutting out individual biscuits.

 I also use my homemade breakfast sausage.  We make big batches of sausage and freeze it in one pound packages.  It’s always ready when I need some sausage.  You can easily buy breakfast sausage at the store.

What if my gravy is too thick?

Just whisk in a bit more milk until the desired consistency is reached?

What if my gravy is too thin?

Place a tablespoon of flour along with a tablespoon of milk in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.  Add an additional tablespoon of milk and stir. Whisk into gravy and bring gravy back to a simmer. Repeat with an additional tablespoon if needed. 

A fork diving into a plate of biscuits topped with sausage gravy.

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Gravy topped with fresh chopped parsley.

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5 from 3 votes
Homemade biscuits and gravy
Biscuits and Gravy
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Sausage gravy with homemade biscuits

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits and gravy, how to make biscuits and gravy
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 562 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 12 buttermilk biscuits cooked
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
Instructions
  1. Cook sausage, breaking into large chunks. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Use a paper towel to wipe out excess grease from sausage. Leave brown bits from sausage.
  3. Add oil and flour to pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Slowly whisk in milk.
  5. Add pepper, salt and red pepper flakes.
  6. Cook over medium heat until milk warms and thickens. Stir often to avoid scorching.
  7. Add sausage back to gravy mixture.
  8. Split two muffins and place on a plate.
  9. Ladle gravy over muffins.
Recipe Notes

I used 2% milk. Other types of milk can be used.
If gravy is too thick, stir in a bit more milk.

Nutrition Facts
Biscuits and Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 1237mg54%
Potassium 469mg13%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    February 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Kathy – these look amazing! I loved your shortcut for not rolling out the biscuits in your recent post. This is a weekend breakfast my whole family will love!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 24, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      The biscuits with this gravy are just perfect together!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    February 23, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Can you believe I have never made biscuits and gravy at home? What is wrong with me? That will change starting with this recipe.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      I’m hoping you can remedy that problem soon….get cooking!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    February 23, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I have never had biscuits with gravy in my life, and I am dying to have this. This is such a phenomenal dish, Kathy. Thanks for share!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    Kalee @ The Crowded Table
    February 22, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Biscuits and gravy are a favorite at my house, too! My 4 year old requests them all.the.time. He even insisted on having them on his birthday!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 23, 2016 at 4:39 am

      Smart boy! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    February 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I absolutely LOVE biscuits and gravy! All the better with homemade sausage!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 23, 2016 at 4:39 am

      We think alike…

  • Reply
    mira
    February 22, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Looks like the perfect meal! Love it! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks, Mira!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 22, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I am super impressed that you make your own breakfast sausage! That’s terrific! This is making me so hungry. It’s been forever since I had biscuits and gravy.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Well….it’s usually my husband who tackles the homemade sausage. I’m just the assistant and the official taster!

  • Reply
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    February 22, 2016 at 7:03 am

    You know, when I want biscuits and gravy, the old me would head straight to Cracker Barrel. But there’s no good reason why I can’t make this myself. It looks mouth watering delicious! You might just be responsible for the drool on my keyboard =)

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Wipe up that drool and get cooking! You can do it!

  • Reply
    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    February 22, 2016 at 6:53 am

    5 stars
    Biscuits and gravy is a perfect comfort food! Looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Sometimes we all need a little extra comfort…

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    February 22, 2016 at 4:08 am

    One of my favorites Kathy…breakfast or dinner! The perfect comfort food!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      That’s why it’s one of our favorites šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Adri
    February 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Oh my! Biscuits and gravy – how much more “homey” and comforting can it get. I want some now!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Very comforting!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    February 21, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Oh, this is most definitely a comfort food breakfast! I miss biscuits + gravy. In fact, it’s one of the many southern dishes that I miss once we moved up north. I might just to have to make this one soon…especially since you can’t find biscuits and gravy around this part of the country! šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      You’d better make some….otherwise I think you are going to need to move!

  • Reply
    All That I'm Eating
    February 21, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Do you know I’ve never tried anything like this, it sounds really interesting, I should give it a go!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 21, 2016 at 7:30 am

      Yes! You definitely need to give it a try!

  • Reply
    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    February 20, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Oh man, I am so hungry right now and biscuits and gravy sound AMAZING! I need this in my life!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 21, 2016 at 5:02 am

      It’s perfect for breakfast when you need a hearty start to the day.

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    February 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Believe it or not, I’ve never had biscuits & gravy!! What? I know. I’ve had biscuits. I’ve had gravy. Every single time I see this dish, I want to try. Looks really delicious! I’m gonna have to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 20, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      I think it’s time to give biscuits and gravy a try!

  • Reply
    Agness
    February 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

    5 stars
    Lovely dessert!! I used to make a lot of oatmeal banana muffins because I loved their sweet taste and such soft texture. Yours look so amazing and bring back good memories! šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    annie@ciaochowbambina
    February 20, 2016 at 7:00 am

    5 stars
    Ahhhh! All sorts of cozy going on here! This is a perfect Saturday morning meal if ever there was! Love it!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 20, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Cozy, warm and filling!

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