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biscuit recipe with butter
Homemade Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage

An easy recipe for perfect homemade biscuits and gravy, featuring a simple how-to for easy, homemade biscuits and the best recipe for scratch-made sausage gravy.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits and gravy
Servings: 6
Calories: 334 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
For the Biscuits:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for working with dough
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
For the Gravy:
  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk warmed*
  • 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and have ready a cookie sheet lined with either a sheet of parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. For the biscuits, in a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  3. Add the butter, and using a pastry blender, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse, small peas. 

  4. Pour the milk over the mixture and using a wooden spoon, stir until the dough comes together. If necessary, using floured hands, knead gently until the dough comes together.

  5. Transfer to a large floured work surface, sprinkle the top with more flour and pat the dough into a round about 1” thick. Using a 2” round cutter, cut out as many biscuits as you can. 

    Form the dough into a round once more and cut rounds of whats left. 

  6. Bake on center rack for 15 minutes, or until golden brown across the top.

  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat add the sausage, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon and saute for 7-10 minutes until cooked through. 

  2. Add flour and stir to coat. Add the milk, a generous splash at a time, whisking after each addition until all of the milk has been incorporated.  

  3. Allow the sauce to bubble for 5-7 minutes, just until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. Halve the biscuits, spoon gravy across the top, serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

To quickly warm the milk, place it a microwave safe measuring pitcher and heat for 45 seconds to 1 minute.

Makes 6-8 biscuits, and about 2 cups of sausage gravy.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 816mg35%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.