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Biscuits on white plate, some covered in gravy.

Best Sausage Gravy

My homemade version of the popular Midwestern and Southern breakfast, made with ground pork sausage, half and half and cornstarch. Perfect for Biscuits and Gravy!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits and gravy, sausage gravy
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 496 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 1.5 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste


  1. In a skillet (cast iron or stainless steel), cook ground sausage until no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles with a wooden spoon.
  2. In a measuring cup, whisk together half and half (or whole milk) and cornstarch. Make sure there are no clumps of starch.

  3. Add the liquid to cooked sausage, 1/2 cup at a time, and cook, stirring, until thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. Add butter, let it melt and stir in.
  5. Season with black pepper. Taste the gravy and add salt and more pepper if needed.
  6. Serve gravy over biscuits. Garnish with more black pepper and chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

You can use whole milk in this recipe, however, half and half adds richer taste.

Use 2 tablespoons of flour if you don't have cornstarch on hand. Cornstarch makes smoother gravies and sauces and that's what I recommend.

Nutrition Facts
Best Sausage Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 1074mg47%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.