Old-Fashioned Sausage Gravy


This old-fashioned sausage gravy is our family's favorite. My mother learned how to make it when we lived in Nashville many years ago. It's her most requested recipe from family and friends. Serve over biscuits or toast.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer sausage to a plate, leaving drippings in the skillet.

  2. Add bacon grease to the sausage drippings, and reduce the heat to medium. Whisk in flour and stir constantly until mixture becomes paste-like and turns golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  3. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to a simmer, then return sausage to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is smooth and thick, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
25g Fat
8g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 562mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 258mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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