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Instant Pot Sausage Gravy Recipe

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 recipes, instant pot sausage gravy, Sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage gravy recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 295kcal
Author Isabel Laessig


  • 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!



  • 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