Rating: 4.06 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

Hearty pork sausage and gravy to pour over homemade biscuits or toast. Water may be substituted for the milk.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Break up sausage in a skillet and brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.

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  • With remaining drippings, add 1/2 to 1 cup of the flour and stir. Make sure that all of the drippings are absorbed.

  • Stir in milk a little at a time until creamy. Top with the cooked sausage, salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 13g; fat 47g; cholesterol 82.1mg; sodium 782.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
My family loves sausage gravy over biscuits, but when I make this only use 1# of sausage to 4 cups of skim milk and thicken with flour when I brown the sausage. Usually use 2 tablespoons of flour to a cup of milk. We only have this 2 - 3 times a year. So you don't have to give up everything, just use moderation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2006
This recipe assumes knowledge not everyone will have. For instance, you should brown the flour in the drippings, and use your whisk to break up all lumps during that stage. If you wait until you add milk to break up the lumps, forget it -- they won't break! Once you've made a "roux" with your flour and drippings, you can add milk. Good tip: The consistency of the roux will likely match the consistency of your gravy when finished. Thick roux equals thick gravy, etc. Please, please never be tempted to add water to make southern-style sausage gravy. Mix the milk into the roux with your whisk. I never measure for a recipe like this -- just eyeball it. If it won't thicken you can add cornstarch mixed with water, but it's better just to add your milk incrementially. If it's too thick the addition of more milk will take care of it. Serve over buttermilk biscuits and you have one of the most delightful comfort foods known to man. 3 stars because it needs more instructions. Read More
(119)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2006
This recipe assumes knowledge not everyone will have. For instance, you should brown the flour in the drippings, and use your whisk to break up all lumps during that stage. If you wait until you add milk to break up the lumps, forget it -- they won't break! Once you've made a "roux" with your flour and drippings, you can add milk. Good tip: The consistency of the roux will likely match the consistency of your gravy when finished. Thick roux equals thick gravy, etc. Please, please never be tempted to add water to make southern-style sausage gravy. Mix the milk into the roux with your whisk. I never measure for a recipe like this -- just eyeball it. If it won't thicken you can add cornstarch mixed with water, but it's better just to add your milk incrementially. If it's too thick the addition of more milk will take care of it. Serve over buttermilk biscuits and you have one of the most delightful comfort foods known to man. 3 stars because it needs more instructions. Read More
(119)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
My family loves sausage gravy over biscuits, but when I make this only use 1# of sausage to 4 cups of skim milk and thicken with flour when I brown the sausage. Usually use 2 tablespoons of flour to a cup of milk. We only have this 2 - 3 times a year. So you don't have to give up everything, just use moderation. Read More
(78)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
I'll admit, I changed the recipe a little but even as written I'm sure it is very good. I used 1 pound of sausage, 2 cups of milk, and about 1/3 cup of flour. I browned the sausage, added the flour and mixed it until I couldn't see the white of the flour anymore. I then added the milk 1/2 cup at a time. I stirred until it was thick and boiling, turned it down and added some pepper. I didn't add any salt; it didn't need any. I used mild sausage. I think it would have been better had I used a flavored sausage or maybe hot. Anyway, it was very good and I will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2006
May I suggest reading Flobees suggestions? She is exactly correct when she says to use 2 tablespoons flour to one cup of milk. I don't use skim milk though. Also I suggest using one pound of regular sausage and one pound of hot or spicy sausage then brown it with some chopped onions. Finally as Flobees suggests add the flour to the sausage after the sausage is browned (make sure the sausage is coated) and then add the milk. You shouldn't have a problem with lumps (just don't add additional flour after adding the milk!) I usually use 4 tablespoons of flour and 4 cups of milk. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2008
Recipe is a little vague. When i first started making good sausage gravy, i didn't know enough to cook the rue well before adding milk. Also, i use cast iron for everything, and as a result i use too high a heat and i lose a lot of fat. I usually fix that problem by adding a stick of butter... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
Traditional Southern recipe. If you want it thicker add more flour. Too thick? Add more milk. Do not ever use water. Also if you don't want lumps you need to constantly stir. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2003
I used low fat sausage and it wasn't enough to make a rue. I think next time I will shake the flour and milk together before pouring it in the pan. That will eliminate lumps. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2010
I made this for breakfast one day to get use of our leftover biscuits. It was decent but I had to add seasoning in order to rid the taste of flour. Next time I think I will cook sausage or even bacon to have the grease and then make the gravy I think that will help flavor it up. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
09/18/2003
Maybe I did something wrong but I followed the recipe to the letter and had to throw the gravy away it was lumpy and unedible. Read More
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