This Homemade Sausage Gravy is one of my favorite breakfasts! I like to eat it on top of my buttermilk biscuits. There are numerous ways to enjoy this gravy, you can enjoy it on waffles, drizzled over potatoes, or with fried chicken! 

You will go crazy for this recipe! I add a hint of thyme to my sausage gravy, which elevates the flavors soooo much.

A pan full of homemade sausage gravy.



This recipe uses 5 simple ingredients, which means you can make this on a whim!

  • Pork sausage – I always use Jimmy Dean brand sausage. It’s my absolute favorite! I feel like it’s maybe a tad saltier than other brands, which I love.
  • Butter – used to help make a roux. Plus, butter! 😍
  • All purpose flour – can substitute a gluten free flour here if you’d like.
  • Half & half – you don’t *have* to use half and half. In fact, regular milk will be just fine.
  • Thyme – I used dry thyme to mix into the gravy. Can can use fresh thyme, but if you do, you’ll need to add more than what’s called for in the recipe. Add the seasoning slowly. My best advice: taste and season as you go.
  • Salt & pepper to taste. I don’t really count this into the “5 ingredients” because they’re basically a universal ingredients used in practically every recipe.

A buttermilk biscuit topped with a sausage gravy.

How to make homemade sausage gravy

  1. Brown sausage. I use the Jimmy Dean brand. A skillet full of cooked sausage.
  2. Make a roux: add butter to the pan. Once melted stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly stir in the half and half and cook until thickened.
  3. Season with thyme and freshly ground pepper.

This gravy recipe will make enough to serve over 8 biscuits, which is equivalent to 1 batch of my homemade buttermilk biscuits. 🙌🏼

A bowl full of Homemade Sausage Gravy.


Looking for more delicious breakfast recipes? Try these!

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Waffles

Healthy Homemade Granola

Overnight Coconut Chia Pudding

Healthy Acai Smoothie

Biscuits topped with sausage gravy.

A bowl full of Homemade Sausage Gravy.
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5 from 4 votes

Homemade Sausage Gravy

This homemade sausage gravy is easy to make and super flavorful! The hint of thyme elevates the flavor and adds a lot of depth. We like to serve this gravy over homemade buttermilk biscuits!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 lb pork sausage - I like Jimmy Dean brand
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt, to taste


  • In a large saucepan, brown the sausage. Drain excess liquid. I like to use a paper towel to gently blot out any excess grease. 
  • Over medium low heat add butter to the pan. Once melted, add the flour. Mix to combine. Then add the half and half. Stir frequently for several minutes until the sauce has thickened. 
  • Add the thyme, pepper, and salt. Stir. Serve warm over buttermilk biscuits. Can top with additional thyme if you desire. 


We like to serve this sausage gravy over top my buttermilk biscuits. This gravy will be enough to serve over 8 biscuits. 


Calories: 313kcal (16%)Carbohydrates: 14g (5%)Protein: 10g (20%)Fat: 23g (35%)Saturated Fat: 9g (45%)Cholesterol: 58mg (19%)Sodium: 526mg (22%)Potassium: 239mg (7%)Vitamin A: 285IU (6%)Vitamin C: 0.8mg (1%)Calcium: 78mg (8%)Iron: 1.4mg (8%)
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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This post was first published April 2, 2018 and has since been republished on February 7, 2020 with additional photos and information.