Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

biscuits and gravy
Leah Maroney
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Ratings (6)

 Biscuits and gravy were a major comfort home in my house growing up.  I still loving making this indulgent breakfast today! The creamy sausage gravy and the warm, flaky, buttery buttermilk biscuits...there's simply nothing better!  Funny enough, it's not my husband's favorite, so I get to eat all of it whenever I make it!

 It's a great breakfast to make for a large crowd.  The biscuits are pretty easy to make and the sausage gravy comes together in no time.  Serve the biscuits and gravy with a side of scrambled eggs and you've got a complete breakfast! 

The biscuits can easily be made with a bowl and two forks, but it turns out the best if you have a food processor! You want to try and touch the dough as little as possible.  Heat makes the little butter cubes melt and then you won't have flaky biscuits!! I like really tall biscuits so I like to roll out the dough into a really thick sheet.  This recipe will make 6-8 super thick biscuits or more if you make them on the thinner side!

What You'll Need

  • For the Buttermilk Biscuits:
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter (cold)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 2/3 cups butter milk (or regular milk with 2 teaspoons of vinegar mixed in)
  • Garnish: melted butter to slather on the biscuits
  • For the Sausage Gravy:
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons season salt
  • Garnish: chopped parsley

How to Make It


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and butter in food processor, pulse until it forms fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor use a pastry blender or two forks.  Be careful not to over mix or to use your hands.  You want the little chunks of butter to stay intact! 
  3. Add in buttermilk as you pulse. 
  4. Turn out dough onto a clean flour surface.
  5. Roll out into a thick sheet, about 1/2-1 inch thick. The thicker the sheet, the taller the biscuit!
  1. Cut using a biscuit cutter and place onto an un-greased baking sheet.
  2. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with melted butter if you wish!


  1. Cook sausage in an iron skillet or heavy bottomed skillet. Break into crumbles while cooking.
  2. Add flour and mix until combined.
  3. Whisk in the milk.
  4. Let cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
  5. Add pepper, salt, and season salt. Add the salt a little at a time, some breakfast sausage is saltier than others!
  6. Top the gravy onto the biscuits and dig in.  Sprinkle with a little chopped parsley if you wish. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 538
Total Fat 43 g
Saturated Fat 22 g
Unsaturated Fat 15 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Sodium 2,472 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 14 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)