Recipe for Country Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

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When our daughters were young, I made homemade biscuits and Country Sausage Gravy every year on the Fourth of July.

Serving Sausage Gravy and Biscuits on the 4th of July

I guess this tradition came from my own childhood, when my mom would make this breakfast for our family. Fourth of July was always a special holiday. My brothers and I would get up early before our parents, and the commotion would begin. Bang! Pop! Bang!

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We would light our firecrackers everywhere in the yard–even up close next to our parents’ open bedroom window. Just to hear them holler. Pop! Bang! Pop!

Serving Sausage Gravy

My folks almost always took the day off from farming–or at least part of the day. And that meant a big family breakfast.

It was a time of celebration.

There’s not much better than a creamy, sausage gravy served over buttered homemade biscuits. And jelly. Yum!


Ingredients Needed for Country Sausage Gravy

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  • bulk pork sausage
  • butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • whole milk
  • garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper


My Sausage Recommendation

When shopping for ground sausage, I always look for the lowest fat option I can find. I like Oldham’s Country Sausage, which has 16 grams of fat. There’s also William’s Country Sausage that boasts a mere 11 grams, if you can find it. With either of these brands, you don’t sacrifice any flavor, and it’s not necessary to drain the fat after cooking. A real plus!


Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

In large skillet, brown the pork sausage over medium heat in butter.

Because gravy doesn’t take long to make, it’s important to time your other breakfast items around it. I will often brown my sausage and then wait until right before being ready to serve to finish the gravy. Go ahead and bake your biscuits. Prepare a fruit salad or cook some hash browns. But save the gravy-making for last, so that everything is nice and warm when you put it on the table. 

Add Flour to the Browned Sausage

Sprinkle flour over the sausage and stir into grease to make a roux.

Slowly add whole milk and stir to thicken.

Season Gravy with Garlic Powder and Black Pepper

Season the gravy with garlic powder and freshly ground black pepper.

This recipe will serve 4 people.

Serving Sausage Gravy in a Blue Willow Serving Bowl

Country Sausage Gravy is a hearty breakfast you can serve your family any time of the year. It’s great with scrambled eggs and hash browns. I also make biscuits and sausage gravy when we go on vacation in the mountains. It’s something we look forward to. Special Times.

Biscuits and Gravy is a hearty meal you can serve your family at any time of year.


Recipe for Sourdough Biscuits

Serve with my Country Biscuits or Sourdough Biscuits. Or use frozen biscuits or refrigerated biscuits, if you want. But I highly recommend making your own. It doesn’t take that much longer, and they are so good!

See more Breakfast Ideas Here.

Recipe for Country Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Country Sausage Gravy

Here's a recipe I make every year on the Fourth of July. Serve with Country Biscuits or Sourdough Biscuits. Enjoy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Serving Size 4

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  • In large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat in butter.
  • Sprinkle flour over sausage and stir into grease to make roux.
  • Slowly add milk and stir to thicken. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper. Serve over warm biscuits. Serves 4.


*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg

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