Flaky Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and gravy is not a health food recipe, but it’s really delicious. I’ve tried making flaky biscuits healthier in the past, but the texture really suffers. If you wanted to be a little healthier, you could eat the sausage gravy on toast instead. It is very good if you don’t feel like making biscuits.

The Biscuits

Preheat the oven to 450. Mix all together in a bowl or food processor:

3 c. flour

4 t. baking powder

1 T. sugar

1 t. salt

Cut in until you have little crumbles (pulse on the food processor):

3/4 c. butter, cold and cut up small

Make a well, and add

1 c. milk

Stir until well-mixed. (This doesn’t take long with the food processor.)

Roll out the dough on a lightly-floured surface and fold it into thirds. Roll it out flat again. Fold it into thirds again and roll out to 1 inch thick. Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter (or a cup if you’re like me and don’t have a biscuit cutter!) Reroll and cut until you run out of dough. Or, just cut squares and avoid rerolling at all.

Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until golden. I like to make small biscuits, so I get 16 of them.

The Gravy

While the biscuits are baking, make the gravy. Cook until browned:

1 lb. ground sausage

While the sausage is browning, whisk together gradually in a bowl:

1/4 c. flour

3 c. milk

Stir the mixture into the cooked sausage until it thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like lots of pepper! Serve over biscuits.

Not in the mood for biscuits and gravy? Try some other muffin or quick bread recipes here.

flaky biscuits sausage gravy

Flaky Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

This is one of my family's favorite recipes. Hot biscuits and creamy gravy are a match made in heaven.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • food processor optional, but really nice


  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter cold
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk


Flaky Biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 450.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a food processor or bowl and pulse/stir a few times to mix.
    3 cups flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse until you have small crumbs. Or, use a pastry cutter.
    3/4 cup butter
  • Add the milk and mix until just combined.
    1 cup milk
  • Roll the dough onto a lightly floured counter into a large rectangle. Fold it over into thirds, roll it flat, then repeat. Stop rolling when the dough is about 1 inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into 16 biscuits. I just do squares because it's easy and there's no rerolling. They aren't as pretty, but they taste just the same.
  • Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes, or until they're golden.

Sausage Gravy

  • Brown the sausage in a medium to large pot.
    1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour and a small amount of milk together. Then, add the rest of the milk and whisk till smooth.
    1/4 cup flour, 3 cups milk
  • Add the flour and milk to the sausage and heat through till the gravy thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the gravy on top of the biscuits.
Keyword quick breads, sausage
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