Biscuits and Gravy

This CLASSIC Biscuits and Gravy recipe is one everyone knows and loves! Delicious buttery biscuits smothered in a homemade sausage gravy! It only takes a few simple ingredients and is perfect for breakfast (dinner) or a holiday morning!

This is a breakfast recipe we make frequently during holidays, weekend mornings, or when we’re trying to feed a crowd—similar to our French Toast Bake, and Biscuit Egg Casserole.

Biscuits and Gravy on plate

Homemade Biscuits and Gravy

When you think of good home cooking, do you have certain recipes that come to mind? I’m talking the ultimate comfort food that mom or grandma used to make. Biscuits and Gravy is one of those recipes that comes to mind for me!

Homemade Biscuits and Gravy is a classic breakfast recipe that has become a staple in our home (we even have a Biscuits & Gravy Casserole we love). What’s crazy is that I didn’t realize how simple it is to put together until I finally got brave enough to try it for myself!

You can make homemade biscuits to go with your sausage gravy, but for simplicity sake, I oftentimes use the refrigerated biscuits that come in a can. Especially if we’re doing a big family breakfast during the holidays, or even just throwing together ‘breakfast for dinner‘ on a busy weeknight, it’s easier to whip out the pre-made stuff.

Now, I’m not above using generic brands on most things. However, I must warn you… I have tried other sausages and nothing has compared to Jimmy Dean. My family loves the Hot Sausage Roll, but if you’re not a fan of spice, stick with the regular. Or if you’re making it for big crowd, do one of each and it’s the perfect combination.

How to Make Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy

How to Make Sausage Gravy

As delicious as buttermilk biscuits are, let’s be honest – the gravy is the real star of the show. The best part? The sausage gravy recipe only takes THREE ingredients to make! And chances are, you already have 2 of them on hand.

COOK SAUSAGE. To make the sausage gravy, cook the sausage on medium high heat, breaking it up with a spatula as you go.

MAKE GRAVY. Once sausage is cooked through, carefully stir in flour, ½ cup at a time, until sausage has a nice coating. Slowly add your milk, until you’ve reached your desired consistency. (For a soupier gravy, add more milk. If you like the sauce to be thicker, add less milk. If you find you have added too much milk, add flour to thicken it up.)

SEASON. Season this with salt and pepper and enjoy your super simple and delicious biscuits and gray,

You’ll be blown away by how much flavor can be created with such few ingredients in so little time. And then when you pour it over some freshly baked buttermilk biscuits? Match made in heaven!

SAUSAGE GRAVY TIP: Remember, do not drain the excess fat from the sausage after cooking it. The sausage drippings will help bring the flour and milk together. Completely stir the flour and allow it to cook with the sausage and drippings for 1-2 minutes, then slowly add the milk.

Sausage Gravy Recipe

biscuits And gravy Variations & FAQ:

Here are some ideas for changing up your classic B & G!

  • Replace the biscuits with rice, corn bread, toast, or mashed potatoes.
  • Try using ground turkey (plus 2 tbsp of butter) or ground beef in place of the sausage.
  • Replace regular milk with buttermilk.
  • Add some spice with chili flakes or tabasco sauce.
  • Try adding Mushrooms or bell peppers, or cooked bacon bits to change up the flavor.
  • Make a casserole version to easily feed a crowd

Can biscuits and gravy be frozen? Unfortunately cream/milk based gravies do not freeze well. The cream/milk will separate during the thawing process. You can precook your sausage and freeze it (along with all of the drippings) in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to make the gravy thaw the sausage and follow the recipe as written. Cooked biscuits can also be stored in their own airtight freezer container for up to 3 months until ready to use.

Reheat. Leftover biscuits and gravy can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat the gravy in the microwave or in a saucepan in the stove top until it reaches your desired temperature.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe on plate

Nothing beats some homemade biscuits and gravy! Whether it’s for breakfast or dinner or a holiday party, we hope you enjoy this simple recipe.

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Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

5 from 18 votes
This CLASSIC Biscuits and Gravy recipe is one everyone knows and loves! Delicious buttery biscuits smothered in a homemade sausage gravy! It only takes a few simple ingredients and is perfect for breakfast (dinner) or a holiday morning!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 568 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll small
  • 1/2-1 c flour
  • 1-2 c milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz can buttermilk biscuits

Instructions
 

  • Bake biscuits according the package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan on medium high heat, cook sausage while chopping up into small pieces.
  • Once sausage is cooked through, carefully stir in flour, ½ cup at a time, until sausage has a nice coating. Slowly add your milk, until you've reached your desired consistency. If you prefer soupier, add more milk. If you like the sauce to be thicker, add less milk. If you find you have added too much milk, add flour to thicken it up. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately over warm biscuits.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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