8 Breakfast Gravy Recipes Worth the Wake-up

Skillet of Southern-Style Sawmill Sausage Gravy with platters of biscuits.

What's better than a rich, meaty gravy poured over biscuits in the morning? We have an array of sumptuous gravy recipes, ranging from southern sawmill to a chocolatey classic. Start your day off the right way with one of our deliciously down-home breakfast gravy recipes that make waking up a cozily delicious treat.

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Southern-Style Sawmill Sausage Gravy

Skillet of Southern-Style Sawmill Sausage Gravy with platters of biscuits.

A rich, flavorful gravy that is a classic choice for early risers. Cook breakfast sausage until crisp, then combine with butter, flour, and garlic powder for a thick, biscuit-ready gravy.

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Black Pepper Gravy

black pepper gravy

This vegetarian gravy doesn't skimp on flavor. "I made this substituting Bob's Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour and it was great," says home cook SaltLakeJohn. "I will absolutely use this recipe again!"

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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Bill's Sausage Gravy

Maple-flavored sausage is the star of this top-rated gravy recipe. Use the drippings to create a rich, slightly sweet gravy that is perfect for ladling over over biscuits or fluffy scrambled eggs.

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Country Sausage Gravy

A red-rimmed plate with a split biscuit topped with sausage gravy
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If you're looking for a deluxe gravy recipe, you've found it. Fresh herbs, bouillon, and red pepper flakes give each spoonful deep, multifaceted flavor that elevates any morning meal.

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Dad's Hamburger Gravy

Dad's Hamburger Gravy

This budget-friendly beef gravy is sure to leave you satisfied. Finely chopped onions and ground sage create a uniquely delicious taste. Reviewers suggest adding mushrooms to amplify the super savory flavor.

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Mama's Tomato Gravy

portrait shot biscuit topped with tomato gravy

A delightfully saucy Southern classic. Bacon drippings and tomato paste create the base for a tangy, totally satisfying gravy that adds delicious color to the breakfast table.

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Art's Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy

chocolate gravy
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Chocolate for breakfast? Absolutely. Turn cocoa powder and milk into the stuff of sweet dreams with this simple recipe and smother your morning meal with this sweet, decadent gravy.

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Georgia Country Ham and Redeye Gravy

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Photo by Meredith.

Redeye gravy is simply country ham drippings combined with black coffee, and it pairs perfectly with a ham biscuit sandwich. The rich saltiness is tempered by the slight bitterness of coffee, creating perfect balance.

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