About Homestyle Sausage Gravy
Last week I posted about buttermilk biscuits, and now here comes the follow up:
Homemade sausage gravy!
This is another breakfast food that The Husband 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.
… Which, of course, 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: whip up a biscuits and gravy recipe, curl up on the couch, and binge watch Netflix for a few hours.
You’ll feel better in no time.
notes & tips about this homemade sausage gravy
- You might have noticed that this recipe is really simple, and that’s the point – it’s supposed to be a base recipe for sausage gravy. So while I personally think this recipe is delicious on its own, if you’re the type that likes to add your own personal touch to a dish, then feel free – this is the ideal recipe to experiment with!
- If you’re looking for suggestions on how to jazz up this gravy, check the comment section of this page – there’s a ton of great ideas from other readers like you!
- Quick tip: 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 over complicate things and look to flavor everything from scratch. There are plenty of delicious flavors of sausage – maple and spicy, just to name a few – that would work great with this recipe!
- 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).
Homestyle Sausage Gravy
Get your comfort food fix with this base recipe for classic sausage gravy. Perfect for a lazy morning and ready in less than 30 minutes!
- In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat. Once cooked, drain sausage, but reserve 1 tablespoon of sausage grease and return it to the skillet. Discard any excess grease.
Add butter and worcestershire sauce to skillet with sausage heat until butter is melted, stirring frequently.
Dust sausage with flour and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is coated and most of the liquids have been absorbed, about 3-6 minutes.
Pour milk into the skillet and cook, stirring constantly, for another 5-10 minutes or until gravy thickens to desired consistency.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Self Proclaimed Foodie.