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southern sausage gravy

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Melissa Buchanan-Smith
Clarkston, MI

Nearly twenty years ago we made this a Christmas morning tradition. Without fail, the kids ask "are you making gravy"? It gets them home. I prefer Tennessee Pride as it crumbles finely. If I use maple flavored sausage, I do not add the heavy cream.

★★★★★ 2
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For southern sausage gravy

  • 2 pkg
    logs of breakfast sausage.
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried sage
  • 6 Tbsp
    flour, 6-7 heaping tablespoons
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 c
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream. (optional)

How To Make southern sausage gravy

  • 1
    Brown and crumble sausage in a deep dish frying pan. DO NOT drain grease.
  • 2
    Add flour. You need to use enough to absorb the grease and coat the meat.
  • 3
    Add spices and milk. Cover. Simmer for 30-45 minutes.
  • 4
    Add heavy cream and simmer five more minutes.