Last week I posted about buttermilk biscuits, and now here comes the follow up:
Homemade sausage gravy!
This is another breakfast food that The Boyfriend had to introduce me to in the first few years we dated, and I’m so glad he did – it’s become both my ultimate comfort food and the best way to start a lazy Sunday.
Or any lazy day.
.. Of which I try to have as many of as I can.
Today is certainly a lazy day for me – or, more accurately, this whole weekend was lazy. We did most of our July 4th celebrating on Friday, but nothing wears me out quite like alcohol and hot, humid weather, both of which made up about 93% of our Independence Day celebrations.
I can handle a little bit of heat or a little bit of drinking on their own, but together, they are my kryptonite. It drains my energy and takes me days to recover, which means I’ll only have begun to start feeling like myself again come Tuesday morning.
But it was totally worth the cost (fun, friends, and seeing how happy The Boyfriend was to watch things explode) and most definitely worth the reward: I had the perfect excuse to make some gravy and biscuits.
Nothing cures a “good day hangover” more than delicious comfort food, amirite?
I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend, and if you’re feeling worn out like me, take my advice: make some biscuits and gravy, curl up on the couch, and binge watch Netflix for a few hours.
You’ll feel better in no time.
A few notes about this recipe:
1 – This is meant to be a basic recipe, and all I mean by that is that this recipe is a great base to experiment with your favorite flavors. I personally think the gravy tastes delicious on its own, but if you’re the type that likes to jazz things up with your own personal touch, then feel free!
There are also plenty of great suggestions from readers in the comments of this post if you need some inspiration!
2 – An easy way to add extra flavor to this gravy is by using flavored sausage. I know, I know, this point is kinda obvious, but sometimes we get so wrapped up in cooking that we overcomplicate things.
3 – Don’t forget that this gravy can be made in advance and frozen! So go ahead and make those Sunday mornings extra lazy by storing cooked gravy in serving-sized bags and heating them up whenever you need them. (Gravy should stay good in the freezer for a few months).
That’s all from me! Now go have a good morning and a good breakfast!
Homestyle Sausage Gravy
Get your comfort food fix this base recipe for classic sausage gravy. Perfect for a lazy morning and ready in less than 30 minutes!
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- In a large skillet, cook and lightly brown the sausage over medium heat. Be sure to break sausage down into small crumbles while it cooks.
- After cooking, there should be 1 tablespoon of sausage grease in the skillet. Pour out any excess.
- Add butter to skillet and stir until melted.
- Dust sausage with flour, stirring frequently, until sausage is evenly covered. Allow sausage to cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Pour milk into the skillet and stir. Cook for another 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly, until gravy thickens to desired consistency.
- Serve immediately.
Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist; I am merely a quirky girl who loves food. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.