Spoon dipping into homemade sausage gravy.

Sausage Gravy

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: gravy
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Sausage Gravy! This sausage gravy, also known as sawmill gravy, is beyond easy to make! Needing less than a handful of ingredients, this hearty, comforting recipe comes together in just minutes.



  • 1 pound ground pork sausage 
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper


  1. Brown the pork sausage in a large skillet. Make sure you keep any grease in the skillet, don’t drain it out.
  2. Add flour to the sausage. Stir this around until you can’t see the flour. Then allow this mixture to cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the milk. Stir. Add in the seasonings. You can always start with less salt and pepper and add more at the end when you’re tasting the finished gravy.
  4. Allow the gravy to simmer. As the gravy simmers it will thicken. Simmer for about 7-8 minutes or until gravy is nice and thick.


If gravy is too thick, you can add some extra milk to help thin it out. 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg

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