Southern Sausage Gravy

Melissa Buchanan-Smith


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 votes

15 Min
45 Min
Pan Fry


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  • 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.

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About Southern Sausage Gravy

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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