Buttermilk Biscuits and Creamy Sausage Gravy


Southern foods are so versatile. My oldest grandson prefers his waffles topped with this Homestyle Cream Gravy instead of butter and syrup.” – Paula

Buttermilk Biscuits and Creamy Sausage Gravy
Serves: 8
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons cold butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1⅓ cups plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds ground pork sausage
  • ¾ cup minced onion
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. For biscuits: Preheat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Stir in 11/3 cups buttermilk. Dough will be crumbly. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until dough comes together, about 2 minutes. Roll out to 1-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out 8 biscuits, rerolling scraps as needed.
  3. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheet, and brush with remaining 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. For gravy: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion, garlic, and pepper; cook for 8 minutes or until sausage is browned and crumbly. Reduce heat to medium-low; sprinkle flour over sausage, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Stir milk into sausage mixture. Cook for 6 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley. Serve gravy with warm biscuits.