Country Sausage Gravy Recipe

Poached eggs & sausage on a buttermilk biscuit. smothered in country sausage gravy on top
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 3 Cups of Gravy (24 servings)
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This old-fashioned country sausage gravy recipe is a classic topping for chicken fried steak, but it's also amazing served over buttermilk biscuits for a very hearty breakfast.

What You'll Need

  • 4 ounces sausage (ground pork, or pork sausage link with casing removed)
  • 3 medium onions (green onions, light parts chopped, green parts sliced and reserved)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (cold)
  • 1 pinch salt (to taste)
  • 1 pinch black pepper(freshly ground, to taste)
  • 1 pinch cayenne

How to Make It

  1. Lightly brown the sausage in a medium saucepan over medium heat. As it cooks, break the meat up into very small pieces with a wooden spoon. Add the light parts of the green onion and the butter; saute for a few minutes, until the onions are translucent,
  2. Stir in the flour and cook this pasty mixture for 3 minutes. Whisk in the cold milk gradually until combined. The gravy will thicken as it comes up to a simmer. When it simmers, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Before serving, season with salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste.

    Note: the thickness of this gravy is easily adjusted by adding another splash of milk towards the end of the cooking process. For an extra thick version, reduce the milk by 1/2 cup.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 58
    Total Fat 4 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 9 mg
    Sodium 115 mg
    Carbohydrates 4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 2 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)