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Homemade Sausage Gravy

Homemade Sausage Gravy is the ultimate breakfast comfort food! It's quick and easy, made with just a few simple ingredients, and is so delicious served over biscuits or toast.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!

Ingredients

  • ½ pound bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • tablespoons all-purpose-flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon celery salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through and lightly browned. Note: Don't drain the grease unless there is an excessive amount (more than 2 to 3 tablespoons). You need the grease to cook the flour which will, in turn, thicken your gravy.
  • Add the flour and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for another minute.
  • Add the milk and spices. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer until thickened. If the gravy gets too thick, add some milk. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Serve over biscuits or toast.

Recipe Notes

  • The flavor of your sausage gravy will depend on the sausage you use. Make sure you use a quality sausage that has a good flavor. 
  • I recommend using whole milk for a creamy gravy. I have not tested this recipe using lower-fat milk. 
  • Seasoned salt can be used in place of the spices. 
  • I don't recommend freezing the gravy (milk-based food can separate and take on a weird texture in the freezer), but you can make it ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator. It will thicken up quite a bit in the fridge, so you may need to add some of milk to thin it out when you reheat it.