Biscuits and Gravy Recipe – A Classic Southern Comfort Food

Make a delicious breakfast with our easy homemade biscuits and sausage gravy recipe. Follow our step-by-step guide for a perfect Southern comfort meal.

Southern cuisine is famous for its comfort food and biscuits and gravy is one of its most popular breakfast items. Made from fluffy, homemade biscuits and a rich, savory gravy, this dish is the epitome of comfort and flavor. In this recipe, we will show you how to make both the biscuits and the gravy from scratch, so that you can enjoy a delicious Southern breakfast in your own home.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Biscuit Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the chilled butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix it into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the buttermilk to the mixture and stir until the dough comes together.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it gently for a few seconds.
  6. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch and use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out biscuits.
  7. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Gravy Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until it is browned and crumbled.
  2. Remove the sausage from the pan and set it aside.
  3. In the same pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Add the flour to the melted butter and whisk until it forms a smooth paste.
  5. Gradually add the milk to the paste, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens.
  6. Add the cooked sausage back to the pan and season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Serve the biscuits hot, split in half, and topped with a generous amount of gravy.
  2. Serve the dish with a side of scrambled eggs or bacon for a complete Southern breakfast.

In conclusion, biscuits and gravy is a classic Southern comfort food that is easy to make at home with this recipe. Whether you prefer your biscuits soft and fluffy or your gravy thick and savory, this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. So why not try making it for yourself today and enjoy a taste of the South in your own kitchen!

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