Sausage Gravy with biscuits

Sausage Gravy with biscuits

4 oz. butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth or milk
2 cups milk
1 cup sausage
1/2 TBSP pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. thyme

Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Add flour to butter and cook 2-4 minutes stirring constantly. Add chicken broth, then bring to a boil and cook until thick. Turn heat down, then add milk and sausage. Season to taste with pepper, salt, sage and thyme. Taste, then adjust seasonings. Continue to season with pepper until the sauce has a visible amount of black pepper flecks throughout the sauce. Serve over biscuits with a side of roasted vegetables.

My husband lived in Alabama for a few years and fell in love with Southern cooking. He especially loved their sausage gravy and biscuits. We really enjoy having these on a regular basis as the flavor is so rich and the meal is very filling.


GLee said...

Oh My. I can't believe how good that looks. Maybe this weekend...

Anonymous said...

Can you please give amounts of seasonings that you use in your recipes? I am a novice in the kitchen, and when you say to use thyme, salt, sage, pepper, but dont say about how much, I am lost.

Emily said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it’s good to have visitors. :)

For recipes where the seasoning is a critical main component, I give the exact amount. But for recipes that require just a sprinkling of a seasoning to add to the overall taste, I generally don’t give an exact measurement as each person has a different preference of their preferred level of seasoning. I edited this sausage gravy recipe adding some measurements for the seasonings for you to try. We were all novices in the kitchen once and I commend you for branching out and trying new recipes.

A great way to take a HUGE step forward with your cooking is to taste, taste, taste as you go (don’t wait to taste it until it’s 100% finished).

I would highly recommend that you try and start the habit of tasting while you cook. Make this sauce, add the seasonings, grab a clean spoon and taste it. Then sprinkle in a little more salt and grab another clean spoon and taste again. Keep adding seasonings and keep tasting. This will help you see the difference a spice makes to a dish and will help you see how heavily you prefer your food to be seasoned. This is the biggest link between following a recipe and learning how to cook. Please try it with this recipe and let me know what you think. I hope this helps.

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Emily said...

Hi Ann, Thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry to hear you are getting reactions but grateful to see you've made a connection. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks, Emily

Tycksen Family said...

Mmmm...those biscuits look yummy. Wade loves them..and I have never mastered them. I will give your recipe a try! Hope you are doing well.

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Diet Consultant said...

This looks so yummy! I am loving the fact that the instructions are easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this. I will try it out this weekend.