This Best 5-Ingredient Sausage Gravy for Biscuits has two REALLY specific ingredients that make it so great. And it couldn’t be easier to put together.
Have you guys seen the wildfires burning out of control here on the West Coast? It’s so awful! And really, I’m not anywhere near them, but the sky here in Oregon is still covered in a thick layer of smoke. I think the wind from the North is funneling the smoke into our valley from Washington state. It’s not pretty.
The swirly, grey haze coupled with temperatures in the nineties, is just really depressing. Walking outside and smelling the smoke and feeling the heat makes me feel “bleh”. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to have to fight these fires in these types of conditions (or any condition). I really hope we get some type of rain soon to help. However, that doesn’t seem likely in the middle of August.
Of course the fire situation has nothing to do with The Best 5-Ingredient Sausage Gravy for Biscuits, other than looking to comfort food in times of feeling dull. And biscuits and gravy sure would brighten my day. In fact, I even have the perfect comfort food Biscuits and Gravy Dip appetizer for times like these!
So, here’s a tip, when browning sausage or ground beef for this recipe, use a potato masher to smash the meat into smaller pieces while it’s still cooking. This way you do not have any large lumps in your final dish.
This particular recipe has two REALLY specific ingredients that make it great; Jimmy Dean Sausage and Old Bay seasoning. These two items are what make it possible to only use five ingredients….no other seasoning is necessary.
Pour the gravy over your favorite biscuits, (these are mine), and enjoy.
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The Best 5-Ingredient Sausage Gravy for Biscuits
- 1 lb package Jimmy Dean sausage, regular flavor
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- Brown sausage, mashing it down with a potato masher while cooking to break into small, finer pieces.
- Remove from pan and set aside. Add butter to the same pan over medium heat.
- Once the butter has melted add flour, stirring until fully incorporated. Slowly pour in milk, whisking constantly to break up any lumps. Continue to whisk over medium heat until gravy begins to thicken, coating the back of a spoon.
- Add sausage back into the gravy. Stir in Old Bay seasoning. Serve over your favorite biscuits.
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This is my exact recipe minus the Old Bay. I’ll have to try that next time!
I also put in a tea spoon of bacon grease. The best store bought is “McCormicks” regualer the peppery is tooooo peppery.
My cousin is fighting the wildfires out there. He lives in Dayton, OH. He’s also getting married in just 3 weeks! Prayers for all the brave men & women fighting to keep others safe out there.
Llinda Toan says
These fires are just terrible here in Washington. God bless your cousin for helping to save homes and lives. I wish for his safety and am thankful for his help.
Sheena @ Tea and Biscuits says
I confess I’ve never made biscuits with gravy and I didn’t know you could add the sausage in with the gravy. I’m going to try this for my kids breakfast tomorrow, I know they’ll love it!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
I had sausage, biscuits and gravy recently and couldn’t believe I had never tried it before! This looks even better than the version I had so I have to try it again 🙂
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
Cathy this looks all kinds of comforting! The smoke was heavy here in Seattle this weekend too. Never thought I’d be wishing for rain here but I am now.
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
This is my Hubby’s favorite breakfast! I am still working on getting the seasoning right. I need to try the
Joanie @ Zagleft says
Growing up in the South, we always had biscuits and gravy. Your version looks so much better than the ones I’ve tried. I know my family would love it!
Jenny B @ Honey and Birch says
My hubby loves biscuits and gravy … but he doesn’t really like my gravy. Need to make this for him!!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
This looks absolutely dreamy!
We have a lot of smoke here in California too even though we’re a few hours from the fires. This looks amazing, I have actually never had sausage gravy before but clearly it’s time I tried it!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
I’m so saddened by all the wildfires. My prayers go out to them.
Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorites. I must try adding Old Bay to it!
Helen Livermore says
Should I drain the fat off from from the sausage?
No. And there will not be much.
Helen Livermore says
Thanks Cathy! I am going to make this tomorrow morning!
This is the perfect sausage gravy recipe and very similar to mine, but I’m married to a Cajun. Every time I see “Old Bay Seasoning”, my brain automatically translates it to “Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning” We like it with a ‘bite”!
That’s what I use in everything, thanks to a friend in Alabama – I’m in Michigan!
This was the very best sausage and gravy I have ever made/eaten. My husband raved about it too. Thanks for sharing it. We’ll not make it any other way again. It’s perfection!
Mine is only 4 – Jimmy Dean Hot and no old Bay
I had never had biscuits and gravy, and when I saw them for the first time, I decided I really didn’t want to try them! But, my taste buds are all grown up at this point in time. “Looks”” good. I may make them.
The easiest way to crumble sausage and ground beef is to plop it in the pan, add water, start smashing. The water will evaporate and the meat will be a nice texture.
I make mine similar to this, but after cooking and breaking up the sausage, just add your flour right into the sausage and cook and stir, and then add the milk, stir and then simmer until thick. There is no need to use all that butter at all, it’s fattening enough already! 🙂 I also use 1% milk which is all i buy, and it works just fine. I will definitely try the addition of old bay seasoning! Thanks!
Yvonne Adams says
I have made B&G for years and this recipe is the best I’ve ever tried. Who would have thunk to put in Old Bay? It’s delish , thank you for sharing.
Katie Caito says
Absolutely delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and my southern boys loved it. So easy my husband made it and was so proud of himself. Sure to become a family favorite!
Mabel I Lunasco says
Looks yummy! What kind of biscuits did you use?
Lisa Cannon says
I love biscuit and gravy. I’m going to try this as soon as get up off this couch. Thanks
Kevin Garder says
It just looks / seems like all these Gravy recipes call out WHOLE MILK !
Question : Would cream or 1/2 & 1/2 work as well ?
I think you could successfully make this with half and half.
Kim L. Canty says
Thanks for this recipe! I am from the south and have always enjoyed biscuits and gravy. I have had it with both pork sausage and ground beef. I am going to use this recipe on Easter for my friend’s church. The men at his church is throwing a big breakfast for the church members. The minister called and asked if I would make this particular item for them. He has had the pleasure of eating my B & G before. Thanks again for this recipe and I will drop by again and let you know how it went.
Susan T. says
Has anyone tried a version of this with Turkey sausage? I love my Jimmy Dean’s Hot sausage. But I have a few family members that don’t eat pork or beef. Any good suggestions?
The reason Jimmmy Dean is used is because it is already fully seasoned. If you use another type of sausage you will have to add all the seasoning yourself.