Sometimes a batch of sausage gravy just hits the spot!! This EASY Italian Sausage Gravy recipe has just 3 ingredients and cooks in about 15 minutes. Serve it over biscuits and pair with your other favorite breakfast foods! We also LOVE this sausage gravy as part of a breakfast-for-dinner because it's so satisfying!
This post also has lots of ideas for how to use leftover sausage gravy!
Easy sausage gravy recipe
This hearty stick-to-your-ribs sausage gravy is so delicious thanks to flavorful Italian sausage! And the best part is that it's super easy to make with just 3 ingredients! I guarantee that you have the two other ingredients on hand most of the time: flour and milk.
The sausage brings all the flavor, the flour thickens the gravy, and the milk makes a delicious creamy sauce.
We LOVE this sausage gravy over biscuits with a side of scrambled eggs!
More Italian sausage recipes: Air Fryer Italian Sausage
What to serve with sausage gravy
Sausage gravy is traditionally a Southern breakfast food, so if you want to have a really hearty filling breakfast, you can serve sausage gravy with:
- Pancakes (classic buttermilk pancakes are best!)
- Hash browns
- Scrambled eggs or fried eggs
- Home fries (try these sweet potato home fries!)
But since sausage gravy is such a hearty food, it is also great as a dinner food! We sometimes toss ours with pasta for an easy creamy sausage pasta dinner. Or serve it over rice with veggies on the side.
Leftover sausage gravy can also be used in so many great dishes! Make sure to read all the leftover gravy ideas below.
Ready to make sausage gravy??
- 1 lb sausage (such as ground Italian sausage or a pork sausage roll) - make sure you have uncooked Italian sausage, not like Taylor ham pork roll or a summer sausage
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 2.5 cups milk (any kind—reduced fat or whole milk, I typically use 2%)
- Optional: Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (I sometimes use up to 1 tablespoon for a really peppery gravy!)
- Large skillet
- This super handy ground meat masher is so helpful for breaking apart sausage and ground beef / ground turkey while it's cooking!!
- Measuring cups
More hearty savory breakfast recipes to try: Savory French Toast (this French toast would be amazing with this sausage gravy all over it!!)
In a large skillet, cook the sausage until there’s no pink left, over a medium high heat.
Once the sausage is cooked, sprinkle the flour over the sausage. You want to make sure the flour soaks up all of the oil.
Once the flour has soaked up the oil, allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. This will ensure your gravy doesn’t taste like flour.
Slowly pour the milk into the skillet, mixing until everything is combined. If you want to add pepper, add it after you've added the milk.
Turn your heat to low and allow the gravy to bubble. Once the gravy has bubbled, turn off the heat. The gravy will continue to thicken, so stir it for another few minutes.
How to store leftover gravy
Keep any leftover gravy in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
How to reheat sausage gravy
You can reheat sausage gravy by placing back in a skillet and heating it back up, or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Gravy continues to thicken as it is cooled down to fridge temperatures. It might also have a little bit of separation of milk from the flour, which is OK. You will probably need to add a little milk a tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency that you like.
What to make with leftover sausage gravy
Tired of eating sausage gravy as a breakfast sauce? Here are a few ideas for how to repurpose it into a delicious new meal!
- Sausage gravy pasta: Add some grated parmesan, a splash of milk, a little garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix it all together in a saucepan as you reheat and combine with pasta as a unique take on an Alfredo sauce with sausage! It's DELICIOUS!
- Creamy gravy soup: Use the sausage gravy as a base for a creamy sausage soup or chowder. Just sauté some diced onion, celery and carrots, add sausage gravy, chicken broth, diced potatoes, then cook until the potatoes are fully cooked. (Related recipe: Sweet Potato Sausage Soup)
- Sausage gravy poutine: Cook some frozen fries according to the packaging directions, then pour some reheated sausage gravy over the fries. YUM.
- Baked potato: Spoon some sausage gravy over your baked potato, along with your favorite baked potato toppings.
- Breakfast casserole: Mix some sausage gravy into a breakfast casserole recipe.
- White pizza: Spread it on rolled out pizza crust with some grated mozzarella and bake!
If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!
Sausage Gravy Recipe
- 1 lb Italian sausage - or sausage roll, mild or your favorite flavor (make sure to use uncooked ground sausage)
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 2.5 cups milk - any kind, I use 2%
- 1-3 teaspoons ground black pepper - optional, to taste (3 teaspoons makes for a really spicy gravy!)
- In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium high heat until there’s no pink left, stirring and breaking up the sausage into smaller crumbles.1 lb Italian sausage
- Once the sausage is cooked, sprinkle the flour over the sausage. You want to make sure the flour soaks up all of the oil. Once the flour has soaked up the oil, allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- Slowly pour the milk into the skillet, mixing until everything is combined.2.5 cups milk
- Add pepper, to taste, if using.
- Turn your heat to low and allow the gravy to bubble. Once the gravy has bubbled, turn off the heat. The gravy will continue to thicken, so stir it for another few minutes. Serve hot!
The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.