Savory Southern Biscuits & Gravy

Southern Biscuits and Gravy

You might find it surprising that a Canadian has a go-to biscuits and gravy recipe, but growing up in the south, this is pretty much essential for any family. This recipe actually comes from my dad and after years of tweaking, it’s pretty much perfect. I did add a few extra seasonings to make it just the way I like it and it’s now absolutely amazing.

This recipe is so easy to make for a weekend brunch. It keeps on the stove top while everyone is making their way to the table and it’s such a crowd favorite. I’m always appalled when I hear people using store-bought gravy mix when this is just so easy to do. Trust me, everyone will be complimenting you after this.

Oh and by the way, feel free to go the extra mile by making homemade biscuits. I personally haven’t perfected my biscuits yet, so I’m sticking to frozen. If you have an easy, foolproof recipe, please comment below! I’d love to try it.

If you’re looking for another amazing breakfast, check out my cinnamon roll recipe. You won’t ever think of buying cinnamon rolls again after that.


  • Biscuits (frozen or homemade)
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Heat a large, deep pan on medium heat. Cook your breakfast sausage until browned.
  2. Place a couple layers of paper towels on a plate and pour your cooked sausage onto the plate, reserving about two tablespoons of fat in the pan.
  3. If making frozen biscuits, this is the time to preheat your oven and bake those babies up.
  4. Place the pan back on the heat. Lower heat to medium-low. Add your margarine or butter. Pour your flour into the pan and whisk with the fat until incorporated. The mixture should appear paste-like. Cook for a couple minutes.
  5. Slowly add in your milk 1 cup at a time. Whisk in between each addition so that the gravy is smooth and lump-free.
  6. Bring your heat back up to medium and stir with a whisk until your mixture begins to thicken. Once thickened to the desired consistency, add your seasonings.
  7. Pour your sausage carefully back into the gravy and stir until everything is well-mixed.
  8. Taste your sauce and add additional salt and pepper if necessary. Reduce heat to low if you are waiting for your family to gather or your biscuits to finish cooking. Add a splash of milk as needed if your gravy thickens up too much while you’re waiting.
  9. Time to serve! Place a couple biscuits on your plate and spoon as much gravy on top as you wish!

Biscuits and Gravy Recipe


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