Otoro's Ultimate Sausage Gravy

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is classic Southern-style sausage gravy; two thumbs up from my relatives in Tennessee and Kentucky. I'm very proud. It's quick, easy and delicious. Besides the sausage, all other measurements in this recipe are approximate, I don't measure the flour or milk. And a note on the milk: do not use skim, it won't come out right. Spoon this gravy over biscuits, toast or just about anything.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a 10" to 12" skillet over medium high heat and add sausage.
  2. Break up sausage with a wooden spoon. Add onion after a minute or two.
  3. Once the sausage is cooked, use a teaspoon to heavily dust the sausage with flour.
  4. Stir to incorporate the flour, you want it to coat the sausage and soak up the grease.
  5. Once the flour has turned a very light brown (about 2-3 minutes) add the milk and bring to a boil.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium and continue to stir, it should thicken up quite quickly. If the gravy seems to thick, add more milk.
  7. Add the hot pepper sauce (I like Frank's) and 8-10 grinds of coarse black pepper. Stir and serve immediately. Bon Appetito.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is easily the best sausage gravy ever! :) The others I've made have never received rave reviews all around the table. This recipe was a hit with everyone! And what a relief that is. This recipe is perfect. Easy, simple & delicious. I used Jimmy Dean brand Sage-flavored sausage & about 3 drops Tabasco sauce. Even my toddler could eat it, so next time we may try a little extra spice, but it's definitely not needed. The recipe is perfect just as it's written. I served it over a batch of flaky buttermilk biscuits. Thanks for sharing your recipe, otoro. You've made my family very, very happy!