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Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

Nothing says comfort food like sausage biscuits and gravy! And I never knew how easy it is to make until my cousin gave me her recipe years ago.

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Nothing says comfort food like Sausage Biscuits and Gravy! And I never knew how easy it is to make until my cousin gave me her recipe years ago. Most of the time we make this for dinner. But every now and then we make it for “Big Breakfast Sunday”. It’s good no matter when you make it.

For the sausage, I usually use Italian sausage, but you can use whatever kind you prefer. I buy mild, though you can use spicy sausage or breakfast sausage for a different flavor. Italian sausage makes the gravy yellow while breakfast sausage keeps it traditional white gravy.

I don’t even care for sausage much, so just take the chunks of sausage off mine. But you have to have it to get the right flavor. The gravy is made in the drippings from the sausage, so you want to make sure it’s in the pan at the time. 

Usually, I use refrigerated biscuits but have occasionally made drop biscuits with Bisquick if we don’t have any at the time. You can use any plain biscuit for this recipe. 

One of the biggest hints my cousin gave me was the key to the gravy. If it gets too thick, add just a bit of milk in until it’s the consistency you like. Alternatively, if it’s too thin, slowly whisk in more of the Bisquick to thicken the gravy. 

Step by Step

Bake the biscuits according to the package.

Brown the sausage in a medium saute pan while the biscuits bake.

Sausage pieces browning in a cast iron skillet next to a round white plate with cooked sausage on a wooden surface

Remove the sausage from the pan but do not drain the pan. Add the butter until it melts, followed by the milk. Cook for about 1-2 minutes to warm the milk. 

Gravy ingredients in a cast iron skillet next to a round white plate with cooked sausage on a wooden surface

Slowly add the Bisquick, whisking constantly, to eliminate the lumps. It can help to sift the Bisquick so it isn’t clumpy when it goes into the pan. 

Gravy simmering in a cast iron skillet next to a round white plate with cooked sausage on a wooden surface

Sprinkle the pepper and stir it into the gravy.

Gravy sprinkled with pepper in a cast iron skillet next to a round white plate with cooked sausage on a wooden surface

Add the sausage back into the pan so it can heat with the gravy. 

Sausage gravy in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Serve the gravy over the biscuits and enjoy!

Biscuit covered with sausage gravy on a round white plate with another biscuit on a bamboo board behind and more sausage gravy in a white oblong dish next to a white and brown towel all on a wooden surface (vertical)

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Originally Published On: January 11, 2016

Last Updated On: December 23, 2019

Biscuit covered with sausage gravy on a round white plate with another biscuit on a bamboo board behind and more sausage gravy in a white oblong dish next to a white and brown towel all on a wooden surface

Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

Nothing says comfort food like sausage biscuits and gravy! And I never knew how easy it is to make until my cousin gave me her recipe years ago.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, comfort food, one pan, sausage
Servings: 8 biscuits
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg biscuits
  • 1 pkg sausage (italian or breakfast)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup bisquick
  • 1 tbsp pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare biscuits according to package
  • Cook sausage until brown, do not drain
  • Remove sausage from pan and set aside
  • Add butter until it melts
  • Add milk and cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Slowly add bisquick into gravy, stirring constantly to eliminate lumps
  • Add pepper to season
  • Return sausage to pan and cook for a couple minutes to warm together
  • Serve gravy over biscuits
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Nutrition Facts
Sausage Biscuits and Gravy
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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20 thoughts on “Sausage Biscuits and Gravy”

    1. I am not a sausage fan either. I like the flavor in the sauce, but don’t want to bite into the chunks. My plate usually has a pile of sausage moved off to the side that my husband then takes for his own!

  1. I am so glad I decided to open your post tonight. This recipe will be perfect for my Sunday morning. I will make them, hopefully, they look as good as yours.

  2. I’m actually eating a Sausage Biscuit from McDonald’s while reading this and regretting it! This of course looks a million times better. You always make it look so easy!

  3. It is actually the first time of my life I hear about sausage biscuits and gravy! I’m so curious about it, maybe I should give it a try 🙂

    1. Oh my gosh, I guess it’s a US thing then since you aren’t the first to say that. I’ve only lived in the southern states and this is a very Southern Comfort Food recipe here!

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