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A biscuit topped with sausage gravy on a white plate with a gold spoon on the right.

Biscuits and Gravy

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Fluffy buttermilk biscuits are smothered in creamy sausage gravy for the ultimate comfort food recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 391
Author Michelle


For the Biscuits:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter chilled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup buttermilk cold
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted, for brushing

For the Sausage Gravy:

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt


  • Make the Biscuits: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender (or two knives or your fingertips), quickly cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse meal with a few slightly larger butter lumps.
  • Using a rubber spatula or fork, stir in the buttermilk until the mixture forms a soft, slightly sticky ball.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and quickly form into a rough square. Be careful not to overmix. Pat the dough into a 1-inch-thick rectangle. Fold the dough letter-style into thirds, then lightly pat the dough back out into another 1-inch rectangle. Try to handle the dough as quickly and lightly as possible. Repeat the folding 2 more times; after the final fold, press or lightly roll the dough into a ½-inch-thick rectangle.
  • Using a 2½-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out the dough rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Pat and roll the remaining scraps to cut out more rounds. Brush with the melted butter and bake until the biscuit tops are light golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Make the Sausage Gravy: Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink, crumbling it into bite-size pieces as it cooks.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and sprinkle half of the flour over the sausage, stirring to dissolve it. Add the rest of the flour and again stir for about 1 minute, until all of the flour has been dissolved.
  • Slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly as it is added. Cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it begins to thicken (10 to 15 minutes). Season the gravy with the black pepper and seasoned salt and continue to cook until it is very thick. Spoon the gravy over the buttermilk biscuits to serve. Leftover gravy can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If it is too thick when reheated, simply add a splash or two of milk to thin it out a bit.


  • Storing Baked Biscuits: Cool biscuits entirely before storing in an airtight container up to 2 days.
  • Reheating Biscuits: For that  fresh-from-the-oven taste and texture, I recommend reheating in a 350°F oven (a toaster oven is perfect for this, too!) for about 5 minutes. Perfection.
  • Freezing Biscuit Dough: Prepare the dough and cut out the biscuits, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer. Once completely frozen, place the biscuits in a freezer safe bag and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftover gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
  • Freeze Sausage Gravy: If you're not going to eat all of the gravy allow to cool before storing in a freezer-safe container up to 3 months. Move to refrigerator and allow to thaw overnight before using.
  • Reheat Leftover Gravy: On the stove, heat the gravy over medium heat, cook gravy, stirring occasionally. Add a splash of milk as needed to loosen up the gravy.
Nutritional values are based on one serving


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 2mg