Homemade Sausage Gravy on a biscuit might just be the best way to start the day! This classic country recipe features a thick and creamy sauce that’s seasoned just right and loaded with the best amount of breakfast sausage. It’s a deliciously hearty gravy that’s SO easy to make and never fails to satisfy!

Sausage gravy is placed on a cooked biscuit.

Sausage Gravy

Good morning, friends! Or good afternoon if it’s brunch you’re making. Either way, you’ll love this gravy so much you might just find yourself making breakfast for dinner. Sausage Gravy is a breakfast staple that you’ve probably had a million times, but have you ever tried making it from scratch? I promise it’s SO much better than any jar, packet, or other store-bought option you can snag.

While Sausage Gravy is most famously served on fluffy biscuits, you can toss it on so many other things! Get creative and serve this homemade gravy with waffles, mashed potatoes, or whatever else your heart desires. It’s always a hit at breakfast or brunch no matter what it’s served on! If you really want to blow people away, serve your homemade gravy with Homemade Biscuits. They’re SO good and only made with 2 ingredients. Yes, you read that right.

Why is homemade Sausage Gravy so much better than store-bought? For starters, it’s so rich and creamy! Most store-bought stuff I’ve tried is either runny or way too thick. This has just the right consistency! And since you’re making it at home, you can thicken or thin it out to your liking very easily. Unlike most bland, preservative-packed store-bought options, this gravy features a medley of seasonings you’ll love tasting in every bite.

A wooden spoon is placed in a skillet full of gravy.

How to Make Sausage Gravy

Cooking this classic country gravy is so easy! You won’t mind doing it first thing in the morning as you sip your coffee since it’s so hassle-free.

  1. Cook the sausage. Crumble and cook your sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook until it’s all brown and no longer pink.
  2. Thicken it. Sprinkle the cornstarch all over the sausage and cook for another minute or so.
  3. Make it creamy. Slowly stir in the half and half until there are no lumps.
  4. Make it flavorful. Stir in the seasonings and keep cooking until the gravy is at your desired consistency.
A spoon is drizzling gravy all over a serving of biscuits.

Storage Tips

Wait for your leftovers to totally cool to room temperature before transferring them into an airtight food storage container. In the fridge, Sausage Gravy will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. It reheats very well in the microwave – just zap it in 30 second intervals until warmed through.

If you’d like to freeze the gravy, first let it adjust to room temperature before placing it in a freezer-safe container. It’ll stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Is Sausage Gravy gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten-free! Cornstarch is the thickener in this recipe, and cornstarch is gluten-free. Just be sure to always double check the labels on all of your products if you follow a strict gluten-free diet just in case.


Not a fan of pork breakfast sausage? There are other store-bought options that’ll work! Check your local grocery store for turkey breakfast sausage or even some plant-based options.

If you happen to have any leftover breakfast sausage of any variety on hand, use it to make the best Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage! It’s cheesy, filled with hearty sausage, and impossible to resist.

Sausage gravy and fresh parlsey are placed on top of biscuits.

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Sausage gravy is placed on a cooked biscuit.

Get the Recipe: Sausage Gravy Recipe

Versatile and easy, Sausage Gravy is made with just a few ingredients and your favorite sausage or sausage alternative. Serve over biscuits, noodles or mashed potatoes for a hearty, satisfying meal.
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  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half, or whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Biscuits, for serving


  • 1 skillet


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the sausage to the pan crumbling the sausage with a fork or spatula as it cooks. Cook the sausage until it’s no longer pink
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the sausage and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Stir in the half and half, slowly, continuing to stir so no lumps form and the gravy is smooth.
  • Add the garlic powder, onion powder and nutmeg. Continue to cook until the gravy is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove the gravy from the heat and serve over biscuits, mashed potatoes or waffles.


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Sausage Gravy can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 407mg, Potassium: 246mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 1mg