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Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Homemade buttermilk biscuits and a rich sausage gravy make this biscuits and gravy recipe a hit! Perfect for a weekend brunch and super simple to make.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, comfort food, Southern
Keyword Biscuits and Gravy, homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes



  • 2 cup self rising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp double action baking powder
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Sausage Gravy:

  • 1/2 lb breakfast sausage not maple
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
  • Sift all of the ingredients, until everything is well combined.
  • Next, add in the butter flavored shortening, and pour in the buttermilk.
  • combined everything with a pastry cutter or fork, until it turns into dough.
  • Flatten the dough into rectangular disk about 2 inches thick.
  • Cut the disk into 8 sections.
  • Grease and flour a baking sheet, and place the biscuits onto the sheet.
  • Bake on 350 F for 10-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.


  • In a large pan, brown the sausage over medium heat.
  • Drain most of the fat, but leave about 1 tbsp of fat in the pan.
  • Sprinkle in the flour, and stir.
  • Pour in the half & half, and stir.
  • Let cook over medium heat until it thickens, then remove the pan from heat.
  • Cut the biscuits in half, then pour the gravy over the biscuits.
  • Serve and enjoy!