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Amazing Sausage Gravy Recipe -Instant Pot & Stovetop

Our Instant Pot Sausage Gravy Recipe is the easiest way to make the most delicious southern sausage gravy and biscuits ever, using a few secret ingredients!
Course Breakfast, Breakfast and Brunch, Brinner, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot sausage gravy, Sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage gravy recipe, stovetop sausage and gravy recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 295kcal


  • 1 lb. sage breakfast sausage or ground breakfast sausage of your choice
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. Chicago steak seasoning or steak seasoning of your choice
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • a sprinkle red pepper flakes optional


  • Set your Instant Pot to saute mode. Add 1 lb. sage breakfast sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
    Browning sausage in the instant pot with a wooden spatula
  • Add 3 Tbsp. butter to the sausage and mix until it melts.
    Butter on top of sausage in the instant pot
  • Stir in ⅓ cup all-purpose flour until fully incorporated.
    Flour sprinkled over sausage in the instant pot
  • Slowly pour in 3 cups milk, stirring frequently. It's important you do this slowly so the milk does not curdle.
    Pouring milk into the instant pot to make sausage gravy
  • Add in maple syrup, garlic powder, and a pinch of pepper. Mix in, then cook for 2 minutes on saute mode before adding in Chicago steak seasoning and an extra pinch of pepper. Add red pepper flakes for spice, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
    sausage gravy in the instant pot



  • Serve over air fryer biscuits, chicken fried steak, waffles, or with toast.
  • Stovetop instructions:
    1. Add 1 lb. of sage sausage to a large skillet over high heatBreak up and brown the sausage in the skillet.
    2. Next, stir in 3 Tbsp. of butter. Mix it in well until it’s done melting.
    3. Add ⅓ cup of flour and stir well, until you can’t see the flour anymore.
    4. Gradually add 1½ cups of milk and stir well. Let it cook a minute or two.
    5. Slowly add another 1½ cups of milk and stir well. Let it cook another minute or so, then add 1 Tbsp. maple syrup and 1 tsp. Chicago steak seasoning plus ½ tsp. garlic powder. Add salt & pepper to taste.
    6. Allow it to bubble and thicken until it reduces into a thick gravy. When you can move it around in the pan with your spatula or wooden spoon and it’s so thick it takes a bit to spread back, you know it’s ready!
    7. Serve hot over freshly made biscuits, and enjoy!


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg