Down-Home Sausage Gravy Over Biscuits

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10 servings


Savory breakfast sausage adds a ton of flavor to this simple biscuits 'n gravy recipe. It's practically a meal in itself but don't be shy about adding eggs and hash browns for a hearty brunch.


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) breakfast sausage
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 8 biscuits, kept warm


COMBINE sausage and onion in large skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink. Stir in flour; mix well. Stir in evaporated milk, water, salt and hot pepper sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

SERVE immediately over biscuits.

breakfast bliss

by t. theodora , fargo, ND on Jul. 2010

This made a delicious breakfast and lunch dish we all loved. It was easy to make and worth it.

Fabulous !!!

by L. Lily , Yellow Springs, OH on May. 2010

I absolutely LOVE sausage gravy, however, I love it on Pancakes, instead of biscuits.

Awesome Gravy

by C. CHARLIE , Dayton, OH on Jan. 2009

I have made this recipe at least 50 times in the past 2 years. Everyone of my family and friends DEMAND it for breakfast when they are here!

Not bad

by S. Sharon , Interlachen, FL on Dec. 2008

It wasn't that bad. I don't like onions in it. I also like to use some garlic powder, and steak seasoning in it.

Best ever gravy

by K. Kristi , South Sioux City, NE on Oct. 2008

I used the gravy with homemade biscuits when my son wanted a brunch for his birthday meal. There was nothing left. We don't have to go out for biscuits and gravy any more!!!! Thanks Carnation

Down-Home Sausage Gravy

by D. DEE , Bellingham, MN on Oct. 2008

We love breakfast gravies!!! Super and delicious. Very easy recipe!!

Very good

by J. Janine , Williamsport, MD on Oct. 2008

Very good and works just as well substituting bacon for sausage.

sausage gravy

by K. KENDRA , FOLLANSBEE, WV on Oct. 2008

This recipe was excellent. Very simple but good. My family loved it.

Better than my old recipe

by J. Jeanne , NEW BOSTON, MI on Jan. 2008

For homemade sausage gravy I will not use any other recipe - this one is the best. However, I still really like the packet gravies for getting just the right amount of seasoning and flavor that I find my family likes the best. Maybe next time I'll play with the seasoning a bit. Keep up the great work, though, your site has given me some of the best recipes I have. Thanks!

Picky eater pleaser

by E. Elizabeth , DAVENPORT, IA on Oct. 2007

This is great, I decided to make breakfast for my brothers birthday. Do the eat et run thing. He is so picky, My brother had 2 helpings. Thank you once again very best baking.