Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Katie and I recently celebrated our four year anniversary. It’s hard to believe how fast time has gone!

We both have fond memories of our honeymoon in Tennessee. We were nestled away in a secluded cabin in the Smokey Mountains – far from cell phone signals and all the distractions that come with life.

We rarely left our cozy cabin, and chose to make all of our meals there so we could truly relax in our own little world.

We did venture out once for a breakfast at Grandmother’s Kitchen. It was a tiny little place with true country charm. The sign on the road read, “Golden Cathead Biscuits.” I had never heard of cathead biscuits, but I knew if it was on the sign, it had to be worth trying.

That’s when my love for sausage gravy and biscuits began!

This version uses frozen biscuits (for the sake of convenience), but you are free to make homemade biscuits if you want. And send some to me while you’re at it!


  • 12 frozen biscuits (Mary B’s and Pillsbury are both acceptable)
  • 1 lb fresh breakfast sausage (I use the Jimmy Dean kind in the tube shape)
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tbs pepper


Begin by baking the biscuits according to the package directions. Immediately after the biscuits are in the oven, place sausage in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and use a spoon to break it into pieces. Cook for 3 minutes, and then add maple syrup.

Cook an additional 3 minutes, and then move the sausage to one side of the pan. Add the butter to the other side and allow to melt. Stir in flour and allow to cook for about a minute. Remove pan from heat, and quickly whisk in milk. Return the pan to the hot burner and bring to a gentle boil while stirring frequently. Add pepper and continue stirring until thickened to a gravy consistencey and the biscuits are done.

You may split the biscuits or leave them whole. Scoop hot gravy over biscuits and enjoy!

Makes 12 biscuits with enough gravy to cover them all.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

  • Lana

    I make this all the time. I use bisquick and make drop biscuits (or make them from scratch, you can make your own bisquick too). We like it with scrambled eggs and has browns.

    • J. L. Jordan

      Good to know! It’s such a comforting food!

      • Cory

        I was so excited to see this recipe and thought…yes…finally I’ll get a good recipe for biscuits!! Brendon and I got to this fantastic place in Dubois that makes the most fabulous biscuits that I’ve ever had. I don’t know how they make them, and believe me I’ve asked, but they won’t tell me! Everything there is homemade. So I thought I’d try yours…Justin…how could you do this to me???? lol!! I tried the sausage and love it, but I wish I could get a really good homemade biscuit recipe that has the crisp buttery taste that we have fallen in love with.

        • J. L. Jordan

          Awww Cory, I’m so sorry! I did find a recipe awhile back for biscuits that came out pretty good. I’ll dig around and see if I can find it for you!

  • Lisa Rodriguez

    Awesomeeeeeeeeeee. You are always coming up with something. Pray that you and your family are well. Miss you.