Sausage gravy

Hubby didn’t say it in so many words, but I’m pretty sure a girl has to be able to make sausage gravy and biscuits in order to marry a southern-bred boy. He taught me his mom’s recipe for both shortly after we were engaged.

Sausage Gravy

  • 1# pork sausage
  • flour
  • hot water
  • milk
  • salt and pepper

Brown sausage thoroughly, but do not drain grease. If sausage is very lean, you might want to add a bit of butter or oil.
Stir in enough flour to absorb the grease. About 2/3 cup will make a nice pan of gravy, enough to serve 6-8. Cook and stir a minute or two, then gradually add equal amounts of water and milk to desired thickness (1 to 1 1/2 cups of each). Cook over medium heat, stirring until smooth and thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve over biscuits, eggs and grits.

PS. Resist the impulse to make “richer” gravy by skipping the water. The meat and drippings make it rich. Too much milk makes a very sweet gravy.


  1. Anonymous says:

    This was delicious! We made it this morning and my very Southern husband was impressed….he’s always teasing me that I cook Yankee style

  2. I just wanted to let you know that I made this last night and it was really good! I’ve never been able to make gravy from scratch – until now! Even my youngest son, who hates gravy, ate it! I used your biscuit recipe, too, and they turned out wonderfully, too! I already had a great biscuit recipe but yours is so much easier! Thanks for the post!


  3. Frugal Homemaker says:

    Oh, this sounds great! I’ll have to make this soon.

  4. momto3blessings says:

    Yummy! my husband Loves biscuits and gravy he gets it when we go out to breafast no i can suprise him and make it at home. thanks for the recipe.

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