The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy

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Indulge in the comforting and hearty flavors of The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy, a classic Southern dish perfect for cozy breakfast or brunch gatherings. This recipe promises a rich and creamy gravy packed with savory sausage, perfect for smothering over warm, flaky biscuits.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re looking for a satisfying and indulgent breakfast option that’s quick and easy to prepare, The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy is the perfect choice. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and comforting meal that will please the whole family.

How to Make The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy


  • 1-pound breakfast sausage, hot or mild
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups whole milk, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
  • 12 cooked biscuits, warmed, for serving


  1. Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  2. Sprinkle half of the flour over the sausage, stirring until absorbed. Gradually add more flour, stirring continuously.
  3. Pour in the milk slowly while stirring to create a smooth mixture.
  4. Cook the gravy until thickened, stirring frequently for about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Season with seasoned salt and pepper, adjusting to taste.
  6. If the gravy becomes too thick, add more milk as needed.
  7. Serve the sausage gravy over warm biscuits and enjoy immediately.

How to Serve The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy

Pair this hearty sausage gravy with warm, freshly baked biscuits for a classic and filling breakfast or brunch option. Serve hot and enjoy the creamy and savory flavors together.

How to Store The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy

Store any leftover sausage gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Tips to Make The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy

  • Stir continuously when adding flour and milk to prevent lumps from forming.
  • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper based on personal preference.
  • For a spicier version, use hot breakfast sausage instead of mild.


For a lighter version of this recipe, you can use turkey sausage or chicken sausage as a healthier alternative to traditional pork sausage.


  1. Can I use skim milk instead of whole milk? Yes, but the gravy may be less rich and creamy. Adjust the consistency as needed.
  2. Can I freeze sausage gravy for later use? It is not recommended as the texture may change when thawed.
  3. Can I make this recipe without sausage? You can substitute the sausage with vegetarian sausage crumbles for a meat-free version of the gravy.

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