Buttermilk Sausage Gravy


This is my husband's recipe that was handed down to him by his grandmother. His grandmother stated that you must use Farmer John® sausage and bacon drippings or it would not taste as delicious as hers. It was never written down, just a pinch of this and a handful of that. I finally got him to measure everything and this is the result.

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


  • 1 (8 ounce) package pork link sausages (such as Farmer John(R))

  • ¼ cup bacon drippings

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ cups buttermilk

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place sausages and bacon drippings in a skillet and cook over medium heat, breaking up sausage into bite-sized pieces, until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add flour, stirring constantly. Slowly add buttermilk and cook and stir until gravy has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If gravy is too thick, thin it out by adding 1 tablespoon of buttermilk at a time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
25g Fat
14g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 464mg 10%

* 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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