Southern-Style Sawmill Sausage Gravy


A rich and flavorful Southern-style sawmill gravy with Jimmy Dean® sausage. Serve hot over split biscuits.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 cups


  • 1 (16 ounce) package Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Sausage

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 3 ½ cups whole milk, or more as needed

  • salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

  • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce


  1. Add sausage to a large skillet or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir with a spatula, breaking apart the sausage until cooked and starting to crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add butter, onion powder, and garlic powder; stir until butter is melted.

  3. Sprinkle flour over sausage and butter and stir until combined. Reduce heat slightly and cook until thick, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Pour in chicken stock, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer until stock is absorbed and mixture is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in milk until gravy is hot and bubbly.

  5. Season to taste with salt and lots of freshly cracked pepper. If gravy becomes too thick, thin out with more milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

60 Calories
3g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* 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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