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Cast iron skillet of country sausage gravy with wooden spoon
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Country Sausage Gravy

Country style, skillet sausage gravy
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, country, gravy, sausage
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Erin
Cost: $5.40


  • Skillet


  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 3 cups milk whole or 2% works best, but can use 1%
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour whisked with 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper


  • In a deep skillet, brown sausage until very crispy.
    Ground pork frying in a cast iron skillet.
  • 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 cup water in small cup.
    Flour and water whisked together in a glass measuring cup.
  • Pour milk and flour mixture into pan and whisk until smooth.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes until thick.
    Cast iron skillet of country sausage gravy with wooden spoon
  • Salt and pepper generously to taste.


  • After frying the sausage, you may drain the grease as much as desired.
  • Leaving some grease in helps to flavor the gravy. 
  • To remove extra grease after draining, pat the sausage and wipe the pan down with a paper towel. 
  • For a richer gravy, use whole or 2% milk, although any milk can be used.
  • Country gravy needs to be seasoned generously with salt and pepper or it will be bland. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1mg