Nourishing Sausage Gravy


Yum, one of my favorite guilty pleasures is biscuits and gravy. Yup this Midwestern born girl has a hard time giving up her roots. What can I say you can take a girl out of the Midwest but you can’t take the Midwest out of a girl. This was one of my favorite breakfast growing up. My mom made this whole wheat biscuits and veggie soy sausage. I loved her’s and thought that was how it was supposed to taste. I would always be disappointed every time I ate it at my Grandma’s house or at a restaurant. My body just couldn’t handle the white flour and greasy nitrate ladened sausage. Now that I don’t eat soy I’ve started making my own breakfast sausage. While my version is slightly modified from my mom’s version or your traditional one you’ll find in your grandma’s kitchen I love it all the same.

Nourishing Sausage Gravy

Serves 6-8 people

1 pound breakfast sausage
1 1/2  cups unbleached flour
1 tsp salt (Real or Celtic)
3 tsp black pepper
8 cups raw milk
Cover the sausage with the flour, salt and black pepper, cook over medium heat. Stir until the sausage is completely coated and the flour is slightly browned. Turn the heat down to low. Slowly pour in the milk.Gently whisk the milk into the flour and continue to stir until the gravy thickens. This will take about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve over biscuits, this delicious with my soaked rye biscuit or my sourdough biscuits.

This post is part of Fat Tuesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Hearth and Soul, 

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Thanks Kristy! It’s a good old favortie! 🙂

    Thank you April!

    Amee, glad that you yo have you here!

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  3. This sounds like a lovely, comforting breakfast. It’s so nice to have lovely food memories like that! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  4. This is a total american thing, I think. I had never even heard of it till I went to Arizona one year. It was huge there! Funny how we can be next door neighbors and sometimes things just don’t translate. That being said, it does look heavenly.

  5. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

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