The Best Sausage Gravy Recipe! Ladle this country-style gravy over Homemade biscuits and leftovers freeze amazingly! This Biscuits and Gravy breakfast is a family favorite!

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The Best Homemade Sausage Gravy

You don’t have to be Southern to enjoy sausage gravy and biscuits! Biscuits and Gravy is a staple breakfast at our house. Which is why I always try to have a stash of my freezer biscuits! It comes in so handy and did you know this gravy freezes amazing, too? Yep, in fact, this batch will make a few extra servings intentionally for freezing!  Once you try it you may just be hooked! It doesn’t even need to defrost or thaw! I just tear off the ziplock bag and pop the frozen block right into the pot, turn it on medium heat, and walk away! It thaws on its own while the freezer biscuits bake. Making Breakfast like this will allow you to make biscuits and gravy more often! These Biscuits and Gravy are a family favorite! This and scrambled eggs are my daughter’s favorite breakfast!

Need some Breakfast Inspirations? Try our Quiche Pie or our popular Sausage Breakfast Sliders! They are sausage delicious! By the way, dividing sausage into little portions will come in real handy too, when you need just a tad for a recipe instead of defrosting the whole log! Oh, the things you can do with freezer foods!

How to Make Sausage Gravy:

Sausage Gravy Recipe

Servings: 16 servings
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
The Best Sausage Gravy Recipe! Ladle this country-style gravy over Homemade biscuits and leftovers freeze amazing, for a future breakfast! This Biscuits and Gravy breakfast is a family favorite!


Sausage Gravy:

  • 12 oz pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


How to make Sausage Gravy for Biscuits:

  • Cook sausage in skillet over medium-high heat until browned and no longer pink. Stir in the flour. Pour in the milk and bring mixture to a boil, stirring until thick.
  • Reduce the heat and continue to simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Ladle over split open biscuits.


Sausage Gravy Freezes Well: Freeze leftover sausage gravy in 2 cup portions for your next Biscuits and Gravy breakfast! Cool first. 
To Reheat from frozen: Tear off freezer bag and pop frozen gravy into a non-stick saucepan*, turn on medium heat and close with a lid. Let gravy come to a simmer, stir before serving. 
*non-stick pan is needed in reheating the gravy from frozen state, it tends to stick and scorch in a stainless steel pot. If using a steel kettle, grease well and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 1mg


What is sausage Gravy?

Sausage gravy is a Classic Southern Breakfast! Pork sausage is pan-fried then followed with a roux made from milk. Black pepper is the highlight of this dish! It’s traditional to serve it with biscuits, although easily capable for other recipes, too!

Can I make sausage gravy ahead of time?

Since sausage gravy is made from a roux it reheats well. Making sausage gravy ahead of time can be a real time saver for those mornings when you have a house full of guests and don’t want to make things from scratch! Which is why freezing gravy is amazing, too!

To make ahead: place the pot of cooled gravy straight into the refrigerator, if the space allows. When ready to serve simply place on the stove and reheat over medium heat. Sometimes additional milk may be needed to revive the gravy.

What can you make with breakfast sausage?

Do not underestimate pork sausage, that little log can go a long way! Here are some ideas:

  • Fry pork sausage for Stromboli
  • Spread prepared sausage gravy over your next Breakfast Pizza (favorite!)
  • Use in a Quiche Pie
  • Crumble in Pizzas!

Can you freeze sausage gravy?

My ultimate favorite way to handle leftovers is to freeze it! It’s impressive how well it freezes and how handy such a technique can be for those mornings you don’t feel like making everything from scratch! Try it to believe it!

To Freeze Gravy: Cool the sausage gravy completely. Then pour into a freezer ziplock bag or sandwich bag. Freeze laying flat (to save room for storage later.) Freeze for up to 3 months.

How to reheat sausage gravy?

To reheat gravy: Sausage gravy reheats well. Reheating it in the microwave or over the stovetop does the job nicely. Sometimes you may need an extra splash of milk to revive the gravy again.

What ingredients are needed?

That delicious gravy served over biscuits is called sausage gravy and it’s very easy to make! Sausage sometimes varies in brands, however, Jimmy Dean’s Pork Sausage is a popular pick. I’ve come to like Aldi’s brand too. Once you get good sausage all you need is milk, flour, salt and pepper. That’s it!

  • pork sausage
  • milk
  • flour
  • salt
  • pepper

How do you make sausage gravy for a Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast?

Making sausage gravy for Biscuits is easy!

  1. First, you cook pork sausage. Since sausage naturally releases fat you don’t need to add additional butter or grease.
  2. Add the flour to make a roux. Stir the flour until you see no more dry patches.
  3. Whisk in the milk. And stir until it thickens.
  4. Season. Add all the spices to make southern sausage gravy for breakfast which is salt and pepper. That’s it! Everything in between is optional.
  5. Ladle over homemade biscuits. My favorite part of breakfast! And serve!

How to make country gravy with sausage grease?

Omit the butter and just add flour to the pork sausage after it has browned.

Serving Suggestions:

This sausage gravy serves about 16 servings and is ideal for storing leftovers in the freezer. If you do not wish to freeze plan on making for another upcoming breakfast or half the recipe.


  1. Freeze leftovers in 2 cup portions for your next Biscuits and Gravy breakfast!
  2. Spread sausage gravy over pizza crust for a breakfast Pizza!
  3. Add some butter to the sausage when pan-frying for extra Southern flavor!
  4. Serve over Buttermilk Biscuits!



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    • Kearston

    How long is it good in the fridge?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Kearston, I’d say a good 3-4 days.

    • Tabitha

    Very delicious!

    • Wendle Elsworth

    Can the frozen sausage gravy be heated up in a microwave?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Absolutely, on defrost mode first, then you can warm up.

    • Melly A.

    Secret to over the top sausage gravy… add 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning spice ( or pizza seasoning spice works too ) to your gravy. Trust me.. restaurants use it in their sausage gravy 🙂

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      That’s interesting, last time I made this breakfast pizza I actually omitted the sausage gravy and smeared heavy cream over the crust and did sprinkle ground sage and black pepper, it def adds more flavor! Thanks for sharing that variation!

    • Barb

    Thank You, this is one of our favorites, just didn’t know I could freeze!!

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I’m glad to hear, Barb!

    • Alex

    Had them for breakfast today, and just wanted to comment; they were absolutely delicious, especially with the gravy. Thank you!

    • yanagida

    Thanks! And thanks for sharing your great posts every week!

    • Al

    Great idea to freeze the biscuits. Thank you

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