Sausage Gravy Recipe

Sauced

Sauces, dips, dressings, and condiments from around the world.

Sausage Gravy Recipe

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!

  • Yield:makes about 3 cups
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, as needed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. 1.

    Place sausage in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook sausage, breaking apart with wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a plate, leaving drippings in pan. If less than 3 tablespoons of drippings remain, melt enough butter in pan to equal about 3 tablespoons.

  2. 2.

    Whisk flour into sausage drippings and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture turns light brown, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. 3.

    Stir in sausage, sage (if using), and crushed red pepper (if using). Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Use immediately.