Sarasota's Sausage Gravy with Biscuits

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"A very basic gravy with a couple of small twists. I'm not from the south, but biscuits with sausage gravy is just the best way to wake up on a Sunday am. I even make the gravy ahead some times, so just reheat and serve with fresh biscuits in the am. NO recipe here for the biscuits, sorry, I love to cook, but baking is just not my thing. Check out all the great recipes for biscuits here on Zazz. Me ... I rely on Pillsbury. I know, taking the easy way out, but that is just me. This is all about the gravy. Easier than most people realize; but it is all about the sausage. I actually get my from a local market, a spicy breakfast blend. But ... Jimmy Dean and a few other brands make pretty good breakfast sausage. I prefer spicy, and don't get the low fat or turkey, it just doesn't work with this recipe. But most important, use which works best for you and what you feel comfortable with."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (329.8 g)
  • Calories 507.6
  • Total Fat - 34.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 80.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1610.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 13.7 g
  • Protein - 20.3 g
  • Calcium - 249.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Sausage ... I prefer a non stick skillet for this if you have one. Add the sausage on medium heat and cook, breaking up the sausage as it cooks. To me, breaking up the sausage as fine as possible as it cooks is the KEY to this dish - I like a very fine crumble. Once the sausage is done, transfer to a dish lined with a paper towel, but keep the drippings. Should take about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Gravy ... Add the shallots to the sausage drippings and cook on medium heat until tender, a couple of minutes. Reduce to medium low, and add the flour and whisk until everything is combined. Cook a minute to get rid of the flour flavor. Then slowly pour in the milk and bring back up to medium heat. NOT too hot, you don't want to curdle the milk. Just medium, a light boil. Cook until the sauce thickens 2-3 minutes, adjust with more milk if you want a thinner sauce.

Step 3

Finish ... Add in the worcestershire sauce, cooked sausage and season with the salt if needed and pepper (lots of pepper, really makes the dish for me). Cook another minute or two to heat through.

Step 4

Biscuits ... As the gravy cooks, bake your biscuits. I used a tube or packaged biscuits, so just follow package directions. But make your own if you are a baker. Homemade is always better.

Step 5

Serve ... Split your biscuits in half or leave whole - everyone serves them differently. Top with the gravy and ENJOY! Scrambled eggs and fresh fruit, and maybe tomato slices on the side make a perfect breakfast.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made these and halved the recipe. The gravy was so good and very good taste came with each bite. They were so good over the home made biscuits I made. I love tryin new recipes for this and I will be sure to make this again!

review by:
(13 Mar 2013)


Thank you for the great directions when posting this. We loved this pure comfort in every bite!

review by:
(17 Feb 2013)