Biscuits and Gravy

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This Biscuits and Gravy recipe brings classic Southern comfort food to your table easily and quickly. You’ll love the flaky biscuits and thick sausage gravy!

Two biscuits on a plate topped with sausage gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy is the ultimate comfort breakfast food, especially popular in the South, but always requested at our Idaho breakfast table. Warm, spicy, rich and filling, this recipe really sticks to your ribs, making it a hearty breakfast or dinner. My girls ask for this breakfast recipe every year on their birthdays, and I happily oblige. We make a huge batch of fluffy buttermilk biscuits and smother them with the rich, creamy gravy for breakfast, sometimes for lunch and even dinner. We like to add a tiny bit of cayenne for some heat. That’s the beauty of this recipe; you can make it as mild or as spicy as you like. Serve it with a simple side of fruit or a smoothie and you have a glorious breakfast that everyone will love!

What Kind of Sausage Should I Use?

Generally we like to use regular Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage for this recipe but you could use any kind of pork sausage you like. I’ve made it with spicy Italian sausage which adds a real kick. Try sweet Italian sausage too! Any flavor of ground sausage will work. You could also omit sausage altogether and opt for bacon pieces.

Sausage gravy in a skillet

Suggestions for Cooking

  • You can make homemade biscuits if you like, or use a biscuit mix like Bisquik. I usually bake them up while whisking together the gravy. But if you want to keep it even more simple, pop open of refrigerated biscuit dough and call it good. I like the flaky layered biscuits but any kind will work perfectly.
  • Opt for whole milk for this recipe. You’ll want to keep things as creamy and rich as possible, and I find that using whole milk helps to make the most decadent biscuits and gravy ever.
  • Save the grease from browning the sausage for the gravy. It adds a real depth of flavor that just can’t be beat! This is not the time to count calories; just enjoy the rich dish. Everything in moderation, right?
Biscuits and gravy on a plate

What to Serve with Biscuits and Gravy

Because this recipe is rich and creamy, we like to serve it with a light dish of fresh fruit, berries, melon or grapes. Or create a breakfast feast with a few of these recipes with your biscuits and gravy:

2 Biscuits covered Sausage Gravy on a plate with a glass of orange juice in the background.

How to Make Biscuits and Gravy

biscuits and gravy on a plate

Biscuits and Gravy

5 from 9 votes
This Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe brings classic Southern comfort food to your table easily and quickly. You'll love the flaky biscuits and thick sausage gravy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Stove Top
  • Fry Pan/Skillet



  • Cook sausage in large skillet until browned. Remove from pan and pat off excess grease with a paper towel.
    sausage in a skillet
  • Return the sausage to the pan and add flour, stir to coat the sausage in the flour.
    Sausage coated in flour in skillet
  • Gradually add milk while cooking on medium heat. Cook and add milk until sauce is desired thickness.
    Sausage gravy in a skillet
  • Add salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste.
    Two biscuits on a plate topped with sausage gravy


Nutrition Information

Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 16gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 533mgPotassium: 360mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 255IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 1.4mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. You say to use the sausage drippings to make the gravy, but you drain and pat the sausage in your video. Which is done?

    1. You can do it either way! Patting the grease off makes it a little lighter, and keeping the drippings makes the gravy more rich.

  2. 5 stars
    One of the best biscuits recipes I’ve seen lately. Definitely the recipe to keep handy – such a quick fix, too!

  3. 5 stars
    I love that you use bisquick to make your biscuits. The gravy looks so good and perfect atop the biscuits. Yummy!

  4. Hi I’m from England . Would like to no what bisquick is . Or what is as near to it as possible here in England . Thank you

    1. It is like an instant pancake mix. You can use a recipe for homemade biscuits (not the cookie biscuit like in England but the American “biscuit” haha, ok now I am even confusing myself).

  5. When I make sausage gravy everyone is tempted to lick their plate clean! I kick it up by adding dried sage (rubbed), basil, garlic powder, & crushed red pepper. Grind these with salt & freshly ground pepper (I use a motar and pestle) and add to the sausage right just before it’s finished browning (helps the spices to bloom). I also a splash (about 1 Tblsp.) of worchestire sauce to the sauce before it’s finished and I prefer to use a little half & half along with whole milk, making the sauce super creamy. Good stuff!

  6. that looks very yummy. I am not patient enough to make my own bread. I am going to try this because that looks entirely to yummy. Thanks for sharing.