Spicy Sausage Gravy Recipe – A hearty homemade breakfast!

spicy sausage gravy

During the busy week, our breakfasts are usually a quick do-it-yourself kind of thing. Well actually, my breakfast is usually just coffee! We all have crazy schedules, so it is nearly impossible to sit down for a family breakfast. On the weekends, though, we make it a point for all six of us to sit down and enjoy breakfast together. On of our favorite breakfasts is biscuits and gravy, and this Spicy Sausage Gravy Recipe is absolutely perfect for our spice loving taste buds!

Here are some tips for making my Spicy Sausage Gravy Recipe:

  • Feel free to use your favorite type of sausage in this recipe. We really like things spicy, so I tend to choose a “hot” sausage, but you can use the original or mild. You could also use an alternative to traditional pork sausage if you would like.
  • This recipe can easily be modified to be more or less spicy depending on your personal preference. If you would like to make traditional sausage gravy, omit the red pepper and cayenne pepper entirely. It will still be oh so delicious!

These are the ingredients that you will need for this Easy Sausage Gravy Recipe:

  • Sausage
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayene pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Crushed red pepper

These are the products I recommend for this Sausage Gravy For Biscuits:

I would love to hear what you think of this recipe. Please let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to select a star rating. Thank you and enjoy!

How to make Sausage Gravy:

Spicy Sausage Gravy Recipe

This easy to make homemade spicy sausage gravy recipe is the perfect way to start off a weekend morning!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, sauce
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: breakfast, gravy, Sausage, southern, spicy
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 333kcal


  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage I get the "hot" version
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk I recommend whole milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper more or less to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper more or less to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, and brown the sausage while crumbling. When the sausage is fully cooked, add in the flour and cook while stirring to ensure that the sausage is fully coated.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low, and add in the milk and all of the seasonings. Stir frequently, and be sure to scrape the bottom of the skillet so that the milk does not burn. Cook for about 20 minutes (stirring frequently!!) or until the gravy is thickened. I recommend serving this over warm biscuits!


Sodium: 923mg | Calcium: 149mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 513IU | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 375mg | Cholesterol: 67mg | Calories: 333kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 24g | Protein: 16g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 1mg

If you like this recipe, you may also like my Sausage and Cheese Cornbread Muffins, Easy Bacon & Cheese Egg Bites – Keto & Low Carb Friendly! or my Bacon, Egg & Cheese Crescent Ring – An Easy Breakfast!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please stay a while and check out some of my other recipes. I hope you come back soon! – Regan

Spicy Sausage Gravy

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