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white country gravy

The Best Southern White Sausage Gravy Recipe Ever

  • Author: Matt
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 batch 1x


This southern white sausage gravy recipe is a delightful, comforting, and savory gravy that’s best when served over steaming hot biscuits.



1 pound Country Sausage

1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour

34 cups Whole Milk

1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt

2 teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper

6 Biscuits for serving

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Cook the sausage

  • First up, time to cook the sausage. If you’re using a cast iron pan, put protective sleeves on the handles to ensure you don’t get burnt.

  • Then, place the whole log of sausage in a pan over medium-high heat and break it up with a spatula as it begins to cook.
  • Continue breaking it into small pieces while it cooks until it looks like ground beef crumbles. When it turns from pink to brown it’s fully cooked.

Start the gravy cooking

  • Once you have cooked sausage, continue cooking on medium heat. Add several tablespoons of flour at a time and stir until the meat completely soaks it up.
  • Next, pour in the milk and stir to form a simple roux. The meat, milk, and flour mixture will be quite runny at this point.
  • Continue stirring until the gravy starts to thicken, then sprinkle on the pepper and seasoning salt.

Make that gravy!

  • Stir, stir, stir, stir, stir, and stir some more until the gravy thickens bit by bit. This will take around 10 minutes.
  • Scrape the bottom of the skillet as you go to make sure the gravy gets thoroughly mixed and doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  • If it gets a bit too thick, add a splash of milk. If it’s a bit too runny, then add a pinch more flour and stir to get the best results for a rich gravy.

  • When the sausage gravy is nice and thick, serve it over delicious, steaming hot southern biscuits. If you’re feeling extra decadent, add a little unsalted butter to those biscuits, too!


If you like your gravy on the runnier side, add a splash or two more milk to the mixture right when it gets finished and mix well. Add until you reach your preferred thickness or sauciness.

If you like your gravy on the thicker side, start with 2.5 cups of milk instead of three. Add milk as it cooks until you reach your desired thickness.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Everyday Cooking
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: White southern gravy, white sausage gravy, southern sausage gravy, sawmill gravy, Pioneer woman's southern gravy