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Easy Biscuits and Gravy recipe

Teri & Jenny
Our easy and classic Biscuits and Gravy recipe is a deliciously comforting meal. We love how the fluffy biscuits soak up the creamy sausage gravy.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 827 kcal



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 4 tbsp shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk plus more for brushing

sausage gravy

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 6 ounces breakfast sausage
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1⅓ cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sliced chives optional
  • 1 tsp minced thyme optional



  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add butter and shortening and cut into the dry mixture, until a coarse mealy texture forms. Stir in buttermilk until just incorporated and turn mixture out onto a clean and lightly floured surface. Knead until a dough just comes together, make sure not to overwork.
  • Press dough together to form a 1 inch thick square and cut dough into 4 equal pieces. Place biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the surface of each biscuit with buttermilk. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits have risen and are golden brown.
  • Set aside and allow biscuits to cool slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes.

sausage gravy

  • Pour oil into a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add sausage and continue to sauté, while crumbling the sausage.
  • Once the sausage has browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, remove from heat and set aside. Drain grease from saucepan.9. Add butter and melt. Whisk in the flour and continue for 2 to 3 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
  • Whisk in the milk until no lumps remain. Season with salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium and continue to stir until gravy thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir sausage mixture back into the gravy and add herbs, if using.
  • Simmer gravy for 2 to 3 minutes and adjust seasoning.
  • To serve, place biscuits onto a platter or individual, shallow dishes and cover with sausage gravy. Serve immediately.


Calories: 827kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 18gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 1407mgPotassium: 340mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1069IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 300mgIron: 4mg
Keyword biscuits, gravy
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