A Saturday morning just calls for a thick Sausage Gravy Recipe served over flaky biscuits. We love making Sausage Gravy from scratch, it's creamy and delicious.
Homestyle Sausage Gravy is the best. Don't be fooled, how many times have you ordered Sausage and Biscuits from a restaurant only to be disappointed by a thin flavorless gravy and a hard biscuit.
Well, no more! Sausage Gravy can also be served with Quiche Lorraine or Instant Pot French Toast.
4-6 Servings | Ready in 10 Minutes | Good for Breakfast
Making a delicious Sausage Gravy Recipe is quick and easy, especially in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. You won't need to worry about a lumpy gravy either. This gravy is just delicious!
My boys can eat. A good morning breakfast starts the day off right, especially with all the activities they are involved in. That is why I love this recipe.
They love when I pair Sausage Gravy with my Buttery Sour Cream Biscuits too, so take a look!
You can also use the Grands Biscuits from the refrigerated section of your local grocery store too, I won't judge.
How to Make Sausage Gravy in the Instant Pot
I personally love how easy it is to make Sausage Gravy in the Instant Pot.
The full details can be found below in the recipe card. However, cooking the Sausage on Saute' is quick and easy.
You will need to Deglaze the bottom of the pot to remove the stuck on bits and then add your broth, milk and cream. The sausage will add the rest of the flavor and it will be delicious!
How to reheat Sausage Gravy
Sausage Gravy will thicken as it cools. And trust me, it gets thick. To reheat, simple add a small amount of milk or broth when heating in the microwave or on the stove.
For single servings add 2-3 Tablespoons of liquid until you reach the desired consistency.
How Long does Sausage Gravy Last?
In my home? Well not long! 😉 I can understand that many don't have growing boys like I do in their home. So there is a need to save or later. Sausage Gravy will last about 2 days if kept in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze Sausage Gravy?
YES! Freezing Sausage Gravy is easy. Place in Zip-loc freezer bags or freezer storage containers and store up 4 months.
To reheat, place gravy in a sauce pan with ¼- ½ cup of milk over low heat and slowly thaw and heat gravy.
Please Note - Freezing milk products will sometimes cause the milk to separate. Stir your gravy for a smoother consistency
Will Sausage Gravy Thicken as it Cools?
You better believe it will! In fact, this gravy will get down right thick as it cools! But don't worry . You can always add more milk or broth when you reheat.
I like to use broth to add extra flavor and lower the calories from all the dairy and you won't be able to tell the difference in creaminess and the flavor will pop in your mouth!
Breakfast for Dinner
Sausage Gravy over Biscuits is a hearty recipe and very filling. If you love Breakfast for Dinner like we do, then this is a must try recipe. It's very filling.
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Sausage Gravy Recipe
- 1 lb Sausage
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 2 Cup Broth Chicken or Beef
- ½ teaspoon Ground Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Lawry's Season Salt
- ¼ Cup Flour
- 2 Tbs Butter
- Set Instant Pot to Saute' and wait until it reads "HOT".
- Add Sausage and brown until no longer pink. During the cooking break up the sausage and continually scrape the bottom of the pan
- Turn off Instant Pot
- Add Flour, Pepper and Seasoning Salt. Stir.
- Add 2 Cups Broth and quickly deglaze bottom of pan.
- Add Heavy Cream and gently stir
- Place Lid and set to Manual LOW for 2 minutes and then Quick Release Pressure
- Stir. Serve over Biscuits
Love this recipe. I added apples and used whole milk instead of cream because I have any. It still was wonderful
Hi Vicki! Great substitution to use what you have. I'm all for it! So glad it worked out.
Is sausage meat just a pound of ground beef?
Ground Sausage is different than ground beef. Sausage has wonderful taste and flavors that make this recipe so tasty.
Your recipe calls for 2 Tbs of butter but I do not see anywhere in the instructions where you actually use the butter. When do you add the butter?
I add the butter to the gravy mixture. Sorry! I'll update the card to be more clear
This may be a stupid question but what kind of sausage do I buy? I want to surprise my hubby!
Hi Sophia, this is not a stupid question at all. In fact, no question is stupid! I purchase my ground sausage in the meat department at my local grocery. As the Butcher attendant to help show you where to find it. I typically find ground sausage by the fresh link sausage.
Do you drain the grease before adding flour and liquids
I do remove the grease. It's a personal preference.
I've always made a tasty Sausage Gravy... just experimented when we were 1st married many years ago. My little secret is adding a couple good splashes of soy sauce.
Now I want to try this recipe, since I'm all about finding things to make in my IP now. 🌝
I've never heard of adding a little soy sauce. That sounds interesting for sure. I'll have to give it a try! Hope you like this recipe!
Excellent recipe! I’ve never made sausage gravy before and this was quick and easy. The best sausage gravy we’ve ever had.
Thanks Paula! I have to agree that it is the BEST Sausage Gravy! It's crazy how simple it is. But we LOVE it!
Try adding some poultry seasoning too, it adds a lot of flavor.
I haven't tried Poultry Seasoning in the recipe. I'll have to try it! Thanks for the idea.
Do you drain the fat from the sausage after browning?
Yes I typically do remove the fat after browning. I often times use a paper towel to absorb the fat and remove it that way.
Finally made this gravy this morning after stalking it for several months. IT.IS.AMAZING. It was a bit salty for us but have to take into consideration the breakfast sausage may have been extra salty as it tends to be sometimes. If anyone is on the fence, don't wait like I did. Fix it now!!! Going back for seconds!! 😉
Hi Marcia, I'm so glad you tried this too. My boys are spoiled and will only eat my recipe now. It's just soooo good! Thanks for the raving review
I have made this a couple times before, love the recipe,thank you.
Quick question: I have family coming in, can I double the recipe or maybe just add another 3 servings? If I put that much liquid (chicken broth) in instant pot will it still come out okay?
You say you use broth instead of the cream.........do you not use any cream and let the flour thicken it by itself?
You can substitute some or all of the cream with chicken broth. If you do all chicken broth your gravy will not be as creamy. Often times I use half cream and half chicken broth depending on what I have.
If I double the recipe, how does that change the cooking time?
Hi Erica, You can always double a recipe but the cooking time will stay the same. Enjoy!
This sounds delicious & so easy (hooray IP!)... one question: what about the butter? Add in at the end with the cream?
Hi Leesa, Yes you can add the butter at the end w/ the Cream. It's a fun easy recipe for the best Sausage Gravy! YUMMY!